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5 Reasons to Visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines

21 May

Source: Huffingtonpost

On a recent trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines, I found an idyllic island lifestyle amid unspoiled stretches of sand. Looking to go yourself? Read on.

Its Botanical Gardens are more than 250 years old

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St. Vincent’s Botanical Gardens are thought to be among the oldest in the western world; only London’s Kew Gardens and Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia have been around longer. A guide can show you around for a nominal fee; ours pointed out sap from a rubber tree, chopped open a fallen nutmeg fruit, and posed with us for a selfie beneath a towering baobab. An aviary plays host to the St. Vincent parrot, the national bird whose colors appear on the country’s flag. And a modest breadfruit tree offers a fascinating link to the past — it’s descended from a plant brought over by Captain William Bligh, best known for falling victim to mutiny on the infamous HMS Bounty. The visit takes about an hour.

Jack Sparrow would be right at home

Wallilabou Bay, a pretty spot on St. Vincent’s leeward coast, may not sound familiar, but you’ve probably seen it. In 2003, it was transformed into the harbor town of Port Royal for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Pieces of the impressive set constructed for the movie remain intact, and a row of cannons along the shore completes the picture. The site has returned to its primary use as a hotel, but many visitors prefer to simply stop for lunch and a couple of photo ops.

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Mr Killa Returns Home After Representing Grenada in Beijing

20 May

Source: Real FM Grenada

Mr Killa returned to Grenada recently following his successful performances at the Caribbean Music Festival in the Chinese capital of Beijing. The popular singer was included in diverse group of musicians selected from the Caribbean to represent their country at the Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival. Other nations represented included Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Panama, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

The free festival staged at the Rose Bud, 798 Art Zone in the Chinese capital was organized to promote cultural cooperation and create opportunities for enhanced exchanges between China and the Caribbean.

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Ten Top Caribbean Movie Destinations: On Location With All At Sea

20 May

Source: All At Sea

Caribbean movie destinations: Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, struts his stuff on set in Dominica. Photo courtesy of Dominica Film Commission

Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, struts his stuff on set in Dominica. Photo courtesy of Dominica Film Commission

Enjoy a brush with Hollywood in the Caribbean by visiting nautical sites where famous movies were filmed. Here is a sampling of ten.

 

Caribbean movie destinations: Scene from the movie Twilight shot in Magens Bay, USVI

Scene from the movie Twilight shot in Magens Bay, USVI

1. Magens Bay, St. Thomas, USVI
The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn
The one-mile heart-shaped stretch of white sand beach at Magens Bay was the after-dark shooting site for a scene in the 2011 American-made romantic fantasy. Edward (Robert Pattison) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) are two vampires celebrating their nuptials in the moonlight on the sand and in the surf. This was the last scene shot in the movie. Those in the know say the actors wrapped up the night scene with cocktails and stayed on the beach to watch the sunrise.

Caribbean movie destinations: Button Boat used on Water Island, USVI for the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt! Photo courtesy of USVI Department of Tourism

Button Boat used on Water Island, USVI for the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt! Photo courtesy of USVI Department of Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Water Island, USVI

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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The Crane Residential Resort, Barbados

19 May

Lounge on the spectacular powder-soft, pink sand, caressed by the rays of the Caribbean sun and fanned by gentle Trade Winds, and you will understand why The Crane is regarded by those that know it as one of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Set on the world-famous Crane Beach, overlooking a perfect azure blue sea, this resort was built in 1887 and fully restored and expanded in the 20th century. This truly unique property combines elegance, old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion, creating a feeling among guests of having retreated to a spot on earth where life is truly…simpler.

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Beenie Man talks replacing Popcaan on ‘Controlla’

18 May

Source: DRE1 Allianceent

 

Beenie Man is once again addressing his controversial feature of Canadian rapper Drake’s new VIEWS album.

The Veteran dancehall artiste has been in hot water since last month after replacing Dancehall artiste Popcaan on the album version of ‘Controlla.’

During his recent interview with CVM’s D’Wrap, Beenie man says he knew nothing about the Unruly Boss’ verse on the single or why it was removed from the album.

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#TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE CARIBBEAN

17 May

 SOURCE: PRINCESS CRUISES

Private Island – Princess Cay Bahamas | Princess Cruises

RELAX ON A PRIVATE ISLAND FOR THE DAY, PRINCESS CAYS®

Located on the tiny Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is a secluded island playground, reserved just for Princess guests. Do some shopping, sample island fare and exotic cocktails, swim the crystal-clear waters or just soak up the warm Caribbean sun and watch the kids play on their own pirate’s galleon. For a special treat, reserve a pastel-colored cabana where you can enjoy authentic cuisine, cocktails and some serious “me” time.

Download map of Princess Cays (PDF)

Sail on a Yacht – St. Maarten | Princess Cruises

SAIL ON A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR YACHT IN ST. MAARTEN

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Dennis Conner for the day and race America’s cup yachts in the turquoise blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean Sea. Grind a winch, trim a sail or punch a stopwatch as you compete against other crews in “the most exclusive sporting event in the world,” followed by a victory celebration and some post-race rum punch.

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#NewMusic – Skinny Fabulous – Watch Thing “2016 Soca” (Wetty Beatz Productionz)

13 May