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Riisha Albert wins Soufriere Carnival Pageant

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The Soufriere Carnival Pageant Committee in collaboration with the Soufriere Events Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank the following sponsors and individuals who contributed to making this year’s Ms Soufriere Carnival Queen Pageant a success. Sponsors: Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), Climax, H20, Sugar Beach, 88.5 Soufriere FM, Pier 28, Impressions Boutique, Christopher’s Taxi, Alternative Security, Hippo’s ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Roots & Soul firmly established

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This past weekend St. Lucia hosted the inaugural Roots & Soul music festival, the second of six in the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival series. The lineup for Roots & Soul 2017 included an all-star cast of musicians emanating from the regional, international and local music fraternity, the latter being almost 70% percent of the lineup, thereby satisfying one of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Jane King Hippolyte to the Chair

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Lecturing at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and author of three titles, Jane King Hippolyte will be the featured writer in this month’s Laureate’s Chair hosted by the Saint Lucia Writers Forum. Jane King Hippolyte was born in Saint Lucia. She has a rounded education having studied in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Saint Lucia and Scotland. She received her ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Aidonia and Bunji Garlin Confirmed for BRT Weekend in Atlantic City

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    Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend 2017 Tour continues July 7 to July 9 in the famous beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The all-inclusive (food and drinks) series of themed parties anticipates to break all sorts of records in BRT Weekend’s history. The international star-studded lined up performances by soca sensation Bunji Garlin and dancehall artist Aidonia. Even ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Emile Ford awarded a blue plaque in London

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On 15th June, 2017 British St Lucian born icon Emile Ford, was awarded a blue plaque by BBC Radio London. It was placed at the premises of No.10, Kensington Church Street, Kensington London, W8 4EP. BBC Radio London held a reception at The Prince of Wales pub, where speeches were made by His Excellency Guy Mayers, High Commissioner for St ...

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PRESS RELEASE: The Achiever releases new Groovy Soca for 2017

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Anthony Charles, aka “The Achiever” in the calypso arena, began his calypso singing career in the year 2000, having being inspired by the late calypso stalwart “Get Through”. The Achiever began his calypso sojourn with the Take Over Tent (TOT) – a tent in which he still remains an active member. When he first entered the Kaiso circles, his sobriquet ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Flow unveils 2017 carnival partnerships

Flow is collaborating with U4RIA, Transcend, EvaLucian, Insaniti, Legends, Fuzion and more for Saint Lucia Carnival 2017.

With the launch last week of Saint Lucia Carnival 2017, we are officially into the third leg of the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival, and the island’s biggest cultural showcase is well and truly underway. Flow, Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider, and the Platinum Sponsor of Soleil, will be very much part and parcel of the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Flow congratulates Sedale on EduVal School Tour

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Hundreds of students from over a dozen secondary schools have been impacted in recent days by the latest edition of an innovative music and arts education initiative. The undertaking is led by one of the island’s most exciting young talents, in collaboration with the island’s leading telecommunications service providers, and the Government of Saint Lucia. Sedale Simei is best known ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Benje lands in St. Lucia for Carnival 2017

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On the heels of the soft launch of his album #MADD, Benje has landed on the shores of St. Lucia to not only share his album with his people, but to be part of the festivities related to St. Lucia’s Carnival 2017. The Soufriere native has been making massive waves in the Bahamas, participating in a number of events as ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Artistes invited to register for 2017 National Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions

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Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. invites artistes to register for the 2017 National Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions. All interested persons are asked to collect registration forms at the CDF Office, Barnard Hill, Castries or download the form at the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival web site www.soleilsaintlucia.com. Recordings of competition songs may be submitted either digitally by ...

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PRESS RELEASE: The PCD experience comes to U4RIA 5

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One of Saint Lucia’s leading merchandizing and supply companies Peter and Company Distribution (PCD), is once again gearing up to bring its one-of- a-kind customer centric experience to the most anticipated feel-good concert of summer 2017. Patrons to the rapidly approaching July 6 th Pigeon Island National Landmark U4RIA 5 (U5) concert, will benefit from the company’s brands activation that ...

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New association aims to develop performing arts

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A newly formed Theatre Arts Schools Association (TASA) is hoped to provide an avenue through which schools can channel their energies and concerns regarding the arts to further develop the subject. Director of the organization Michelle Theobalds has said that TASA provides an opportunity for schools to bind together and allow both the performing and cultural arts to become a ...

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Organisers concerned about lack of interest in Vieux-Fort carnival

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There has been a lack of interest in carnival in Vieux-Fort over the years among residents. That’s according to revelers and the organisers of carnival in Vieux-Fort. The situation is of grave concern to the organisers of this year’s carnival celebrations in Vieux-Fort who are pondering what should be done to revive the interest of carnival in the community. The ...

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PRESS RELEASE: It’s a Roots and Soul weekend celebration at Big Chef Steakhouse and Tapas On The Bay!

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Its a Roots and Soul weekend celebration at Big Chef Steakhouse and Tapas On The Bay! The Voices On The Bay 2017 celebration continues this Friday June 16th. Famous for incorporating traditional bite-sized tapas with Saint Lucian and Caribbean influences, fine wines, sangrias and other pitcher drinks, showcases some of Saint Lucia’s finest rising stars. Set you soul on fire ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Micoud Carnival Launch 2017 was a “success”

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Micoud Carnival Committee says its 2017 Launch last Sunday, 11th June 2017, was a success. Committee Chairperson, Ms. Brenda Paul, notes that judging the large number of people in attendance and the high level of enthusiasm portrayed from both the patrons and performers, “the committee deemed the event a success.” The launch was held at the Micoud Multipurpose Court. Apart ...

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New location for National Cultural Centre still being sought

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Minister for Local Government and Culture, Senator Fortuna Belrose, has assured that government is seeking a new permanent location for the National Cultural Centre (NCC), one that will be more suitable for larger and multiple events – but a decision will not come until careful consideration has been made. The NCC will be temporarily moved from its 30-year-old Barnard Hill, ...

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SCHOOLS CALYPSO: Gros Islet Primary and Corinth Secondary Schools emerge winners

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The Gros Islet Primary and Corinth Secondary Schools are the champions of the 2017 annual Schools’ Calypso Competition which took place on Friday, June 9,2017. The “Mighty Prince” of the Gros Islet Primary was victorious when he went against nine others from various primary schools on the island with a song entitled ‘True Parenting’. Meanwhile, the “Mighty J” of the ...

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Local soca artiste Private 6 creating a buzz with ‘Fete Instigator’

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The Wave 2015 People’s Monarch, Private 6, known for hits like ‘Carlina’, ‘Cable’, ‘I Doh Care’, ‘Catch a Fitz’, to name a few, is back! Private 6 plans on making a return to the Power Soca Monarch stage with his new release entitled “Fete Instigator” on the Pepper Jab Riddim, produced by Junez Productions. The single, which was just released, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: First Saint Lucian artist to perform at a Klah-Sik Promotions event in Florida

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Dwight ‘Lerbie’ Emmanuel will be performing live June 17th, 2017 at Klah-Sik Promotions Father’s Day Jam. Sharing the stage with Antiguan band Onyan Effek, formed by the original lead singer of Burning Flames, at the Omega Activity Center in Opa Locka, FL located at 15600 NW 42nd Ave, Opa Locka, FL 33054. Klah-Sik Promotions has been around for 2 years ...

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PRESS RELEASE: CYFF to host its fifth annual Youth Film Festival

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The Caribbean Youth Film festival (CYFF) is currently due to host its fifth annual festival from July 24th – August 12th 2017. CYFF is a vibrant film festival with the mandate of “Empowering Youth Through Film.” With strong participation from young filmmakers across the island we have been able to assemble these filmmakers for a number of initiatives such as ...

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PRESS RELEASE: A unique VIP experience for U4RIA 5

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Already in for loads of fun, surprises and opportunities to win incredible give-a-ways, patrons to the rapidly approaching U4RIA 5 (U5) concert who sign on for the premium package, can expect to be further captivated by the VIP experience. Priced at EC$300.00 the unique U4RIA 5 VIP Lounge experience offers value for money and is being facilitated via a cadre ...

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PRESS RELEASE: TV producer Sarah Peter takes ‘Off The Limits’

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What is it like to be an adult male virgin? Can cheating ever help a relationship and why are some black women adamant on not dating black men? The TV documentaries OFF LIMITS explores these and other controversial issues with the return of the 5th season of the TV documentary series, OFF LIMITS. The show aims to create a platform ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Mabouya Valley Carnival 2017 launches June 4

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On Sunday 4th June 2017 the Mabouya Valley Carnival Committee presents the launching of Mabouya Valley Carnival 2017 on the La Ressource community court from 6pm. It promises to be a spectacular event, with performances from Soca Switch champions Subance and Brandon Harding and so much more. Of course costumes will be on parade as well as new bands showing ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian represents at Emerge Gospel Challenge in A&B

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Emerge Gospel Challenge is a competition originating in Antigua and Barbuda that aims to seek out and nurture quality, faith friendly musical talent. The competition was originally for Antiguans however, this season they have opened up three spaces for other OECS territories. I am one of the contestants selected to represent St. Lucia in this challenge. I will have the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: J4F turns up the heat on carnival 2017

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As the much awaited 2017 Carnival season jumps into high gear, Saint Lucia’s largest and most exciting party band Just4Fun (J4F) has unveiled an impressive roster of activities designed to keep carnival enthusiasts, revellers party goers, sponsors and well-wishers thoroughly entertained. Following an impressive launch in January where eight sections were unveiled under this year’s theme ESCAPE, J4F has led ...

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PRESS RELEASE: DeLights Carnival Band all set for Kiddies Carnival 2017

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DeLights Carnival Band will make a second appearance on the National Junior Carnival Parade scheduled for July 9, 2017, with its portrayal ‘Festivals: Life in Colour’. The band will present six sections: ‘Independence’, ‘Carnival’, ‘La Rose Festival’, ‘La Marguerite Festival’, ‘Jounen Kwéyòl’ and ‘The traditional Christmas-Masquerade’. Following the National parade, revellers will have an opportunity to parade in the Kiddies ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Micoud Carnival 2017 to launch June 11

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Micoud Carnival Committee launches its 2017 calendar of events on Sunday, 11 June 2017 on the Micoud Multipurpose Court from 4:00pm. It will highlight the pageant contestants, Junior and Adult carnival band costumes and more. Miss Brenda Paul, Chairperson of the Micoud Carnival Committee, says she is excited about this year’s product. According to Ms. Paul: “Carnival 2016 exceeded my ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Arthur Allain’s new release for carnival 2017

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EvaLucian front man and reigning St. Lucia groovy soca monarch Arthur Allain, releases another number for St. Lucia carnival 2017. “Over n Over” is the new carnival lover’s anthem that many can relate to. Laced with powerful vocals and a pulsating rhythm to get you moving, “Over n Over” is set to take you on a soca wave! Written by: ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Registration for first Gros Islet Soca & Calypso Competition

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The Gros Islet Carnival Planning Commitee is having their first Gros Islet Soca & Calypso Competition. Registration for the competition is open to everybody!! Interested persons are asked to send the following information to grosisletculturaldevelopment@gmail.com or Nemiah Charles at 721-2238. – Full Name – Stage Name – Age – Genre (persons can chose both) – Area of Residence Deadline for ...

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GIS NEWS: Morgan Heritage is headliner for Roots and Soul

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Soleil, the Saint Lucia Summer Festival, has announced the addition of the world famous reggae group, Morgan Heritage, to the Roots and Soul lineup. The Grammy award winning Morgan Heritage will headline the Soleil Roots and Soul Festival on Sunday, June 18th. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.soleilsaintlucia.com, and at The Cell outlets islandwide (Jeremie Street, Baywalk Shopping Mall, Clarke ...

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PRESS RELEASE: U4RIA 5 attracts a slew of heavyweight sponsors

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With the clock quickly ticking towards the start of the most anticipated music concert for the 2017 carnival season – U4RIA 5 (U5), a long and distinguished list of corporate entities have chosen to align themselves with the innovative event. Carded for Thursday, July 6th at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark in the extreme north of the island, the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Babonneau Local Meat Fest is on tonight

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The Babonneau Constituency Council will be once again hosting “Babonneau Local Meat Fest” today Saturday May 27th, 2017 from 7:00pm. This initiative will truly bring life and sustainability to the community and showcase our local talents making this a truly unique experience for the entire Babonneau District and by extension, the country. A number of activities have been scheduled for ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian artiste releases new single

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Schreffler Maxwell – a true St. Lucian recording artist who resides in the community of Micoud. From an early childhood Schreffler displayed great singing and song writing abilities. His first stage appearance was at the age of thirteen. SEE MUSIC VIDEO BELOW STORY He participated in the Micoud Secondary Schools Calypso Competition which he undoubtedly won and continued performances in ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Veteran calypsonian to release first song to the public

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Veteran calypsonian Robbie (Regis Calixte) in his preparations for the 2017 season, will be releasing his first song to the public this Friday on all major media outlets. The song (entitled “CHANGE”) captures all his struggles over the years in his quest to secure the monarchy and break the bars of calypso jail. Robbie who was also the lead singer ...

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U4RIA 5 to be held in July

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Come Thursday, July 6th 2017 the iconic Pigeon Island National landmark for the second consecutive time will serve as the backdrop for the biggest ever feel good concert to hit Saint Lucia – U4RIA 5. The concert’s fifth installment dubbed ‘U5’ follows up on the ‘Love, Passion & Music’ theme. This year’s event is again centered on love and will ...

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‘The Knot’ film launch

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PRESS RELEASE – Thursday May 11th saw the launch of filmmaker Davina Lee’s latest project ‘The Knot’ at the Zen Nightclub in Rodney Bay. The film which deals with love and magic, got overwhelming positive reviews from the guests in attendance, which included the diplomatic and arts community as well as Government officials. With support from the Organisation of Eastern ...

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Roots and Soul Festival in June

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PRESS RELEASE – Jamaican Reggae sensations Christopher Martin and Etana as well as American crooner Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the line up of the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival under the Soleil brand. The Roots & Soul Festival will be staged at Pigeon Island National Landmark from June 17 – 18, 2017. Performing will be some ...

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Kisha releases her first groovy banger for Carnival 2017!

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PRESS RELEASE – Soca artiste Kisha, formerly known as “Sweet Kay”, has released her first groovy, “Low Key”, for Carnival 2017. In this new groovy banger, Kisha appeals for you to keep it “Low Key”. Some things are better left unspoken of…right? You sometimes have to keep it on the low and let no-one know the details. Laced with melodic ...

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CARIBBEAN: Reggae singer Frankie Paul dies

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JAMAICA OBSERVER – Foundation reggae singer Frankie Paul has died. The artiste had been ailing at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Only recently, his sister had appealed for assistance with the huge hospital bill he was incurring. Since news broke of his death, social media has been flooded with tributes from fans. Errol Nicholson, United Kingdom: I can’t ...

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Dennery Carnival set for Sunday

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PRESS RELEASE – This Sunday 21st May, the community of Dennery and the Dennery Carnival Committee presents the official Launch of Dennery Carnival 2017 under the theme ‘The Ultimate Carnival Destination.’ Activities commence from 6pm at the Dennery Multi-Purpose grounds with costume presentations by the bands, dance performances and entertainment by “SHUT UP AND DANCE” band, Mac 11, Power Soca ...

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Events St. Lucia tasked with international promotions

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GIS – The Minister for Local Government and Culture spoke recently of the role of Events Saint Lucia Incorporated in marketing the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Hon. Fortuna Belrose said the company was devised to package and sell all Saint Lucian events internationally. “Our government believes in continuing good work, and over the years some work has been done in terms ...

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Jazz 2017 closes, roots and soul next

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PRESS RELEASE – The curtains came down on St. Lucia Jazz 2017 at Pigeon Island on Sunday May 14 with a stellar performance by Grammy award winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams. Vanessa bore her soul to the faithful at Pigeon Island, speaking candidly about how she bounced back after being stripped of the Miss America title by turning to ...

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Teddyson John adds a new ‘Melody’ to 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – Internationally award winning Teddyson John (TJ) continues to expand his musical catalogue with yet another release for 2017. Just three weeks after releasing his first official ode for 2017, ‘Finally’, TJ and his team have maintained the momentum with the release of yet another tune- ‘Melody’. ‘Melody’ descriptively tells the story and journey of an infectious piece ...

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Darnally Esteva-St Ange wins Curves with Confidence pageant

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PRESS RELEASE – The first ever Curves with Confidence pageant was hosted on 13th May 2017 at the Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere. Brainchild of the founders of the Alexander Family Foundation and Events Organization, Maylisa and Gary Alexander, the event was a benefit pageant aimed at providing schooling supplies to twenty-five (25) needy children in the communities of Soufriere, ...

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Soleil St. Lucia sizzles

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PRESS RELEASE – Pigeon Island came alive on Saturday May 13 with a potpourri of French, Latin, Afro-Cuban and Hip Hop flavored jazz. It was the closest thing to a musical trip around the world in four hours. Bluemangò has appeared at St. Lucia Jazz several times before, but this year they took it up a few notches. Their set ...

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St. Lucia Jazz 2017 sounds-off with homegrown talent

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PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia Jazz 2017 sounded-off on a high note at the Royalton St. Lucia Resort and Spa on the evening of Thursday May 11. An expectant audience of locals, visitors and event organizers gathered at the Royalton’s brand spanking new Convention Centre for the Jazz Showcase featuring Boo Hinkson and the Young Stars. The two-hour set which ...

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St. Lucia Jazz welcomes regional, international media

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GIS – Soleil, the Saint Lucia summer of festivals is garnering interest from a number of regional and international media houses. Saint Lucia Jazz opened on Thursday evening at the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa, with Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and the Young Stars. The show, and the rest of the festival will be covered with live updates and streams ...

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Six to contest “Curves with Confidence” Pageant in Soufriere tomorrow

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Six curvaceous ladies will take centre stage at the “Curves with Confidence” Pageant slated to begin this Saturday, May 13 at the Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere. The event is the brainchild of the Alexander Family Foundation and Events, incorporated in August 2016 by Maylisa Alexander and her husband Gary Alexander from Myers Bridge, Soufriere. The show starts 7:30 p.m. ...

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Electrifying performances round off Jazz on the Beach at the Landings

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PRESS RELEASE – If one word could capture the true essence of Jazz on the Beach hosted by the Landings Beach Resort and Spa, it would be sensational! Last Sunday, music lovers swarmed the warm beachfront for the highly anticipated second edition with promises of gourmet cuisine, premium drinks and sweet, sweet music in this ultra-luxurious and all-inclusive Landings affair. ...

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Teddyson John lands nomination for Nigerian Entertainment Awards

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PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia’s Teddyson John (TJ) continues to make global industry breakthroughs with yet another international music nomination. On Friday May 5th TJ received official news of his nomination for the 12th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) under the ‘Afrosoca Artist Category’. The Nigerian Entertainment Awards is an annual entertainment award ceremony with the primary objective of recognizing African ...

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Notes of a Musician – Jean Caze

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PRESS RELEASE – JEAN CAZE Trumpeter/Composer/Producer/Educator Winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and the 2004 National Trumpet Jazz Competition, Jean has performed and/or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Al Jarreau, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, and George Duke to name a few. Grew up in Queens, NY, Attended Julliard MAP (Music Advancement Program) ...

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LUCELEC and St. Lucia Jazz continue relationship

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PRESS RELEASE – When Events Company St Lucia hosts the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival as part of the inaugural Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival, it will do so with Gold Sponsor support from the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC). The relationship between LUCELEC and the Jazz Festival began in 1992 when the very first event was held at the ...

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Rides to be made available to public at Soleil Saint Lucia Jazz

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PRESS RELEASE – The Events Company of St. Lucia (ECSL) wishes to advise that Park and Ride facilities have been organized for the public who will be attending Soleil Saint Lucia Jazz events at the Royalton St. Lucia Resort and Spa on: May 11th, 2017, 7pm – Ronald Boo Hinkson and the Young Stars May 12th, 2017, 7pm – Malika ...

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