Shell takes over sponsorship of Invaders

BY CAMILLE HUNTE camille.hunte@trinidadexpress.com SHELL Trinidad & Tobago Ltd has announced that it has resumed sponsoring Invaders Steel Orchestra. Shell sponsored the steelband from 1960-1974 and says it has a deep commitment to the promotion of pan development and the steelband movement. Shell external relations manager, Candice Clarke-Salloum, said in...

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Trinis party on despite recession

Kimoy Leon Sing kimoy.leonsing@trinidadexpress.com DESPITE the country’s economic challenges, Trinidadians’ propensity to party does not seem to be in a recession. Ticket prices range from $500-$1,200 for many all-inclusive fetes. Not to mention the cost of a new outfit, accessories, a trip to the hairdresser/barber and money for food and...

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Jamming for so at Downtown mas launch

WOODFORD Square was the scene of yesterday’s launch of Downtown Port of Spain Carnival 2018 complete with soca artistes, their fans and a festive atmosphere. Missing as a result of budget cuts, however, were traditional mas characters, a music truck and costumed models. Artistes such as Swappi, Multisymptom, Ro’dey, Peter...

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Soca and chutney duo into finals

Carolyn Kissoon Carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com When it’s nice do it twice. And that’s what chutney singer Shivan Ragoonath (Shivan R) and soca artiste Stephon Mark (Slammer Cutter) have done. The duo came together in 2017 at the Chutney Soca Monarch, placing fifth in the finals. This year, they have made it to...

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Hard times inspires Chutney Soca tune

Carolyn Kissoon Carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com The current economic situation in Trinidad and Tobago inspired chutney soca artiste Imran GI Beharry to pen his song telling a story of “man under pressure” which has won him a spot in the finals of the 2018 Chutney Soca Monarch. Still enjoying the success of his...

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EVOLVE – Central’s Premium All-Inclusive

The Alumni Association of Presentation College Chaguanas (AAPCC) will be hosting its Carnival fundraising all-inclusive entitled Evolve – Neon. The aim has always been to “EVOLVE” the fete standards in Central and transform it into a Premium All-inclusive destination. All proceeds from this venture are donated towards Presentation College, Chaguanas to aid with infrastructural projects...

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TATT writes Shal

THE Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has criticised another ‘inappropriate’ Carnival 2018 soca release. TATT chief executive Dr John Prince wrote to One Caribbean Media (OCM)- parent company of CCN TV6 and the Trinidad Express- and other members of the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association, calling the lyrics...

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MACHEL CHANGES TUNE

SOCA star Machel Montano says consent before winning is important if men are to make women feel safe and respected. ‘Once you get consent, take a wine and have a time. Let us all have an inclusive and respectful and most of all safe 2018 Carnival season,’ Montano said in...

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