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The Sugababes are dead, long live the Sugababes!

Remember all of the passa-passa over the Sugababes years ago? When islandista-by-descent Keisha Buchanan, who was the last remaining founding member of the group, was kicked out amidst rumours of bullying and a mysterious disappearance by her bandmate Amelle? Keisha was unceremoniously replaced with Eurovision star Jade Ewen…who has now been the one to admit […]

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New Cover Drive vid – All My Love

Bajan band Cover Drive went even further with their sunny island-pop vibe in their newest music video and song All My Love. Clearly shot at home in Barbados, the music video is more of a tribute to the love of friends than romantic love and shows Amanda, Jamar, Barry and T-Ray getting ready for and […]

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Blaxx releases ‘Leh Go’ music video

Trinidad Carnival is approaching and we’re getting hype! In that spirit, here’s a new video to keep you wining at your desks during the day – Blaxx’s wonderful tune “Leh Go” which is easily one of our favourite tunes for Trinidad Carnival! Our only question – how come he didn’t enter Soca Monarch with this […]

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Dis one going and…

Machel Montano’s official music video for “The Fog” is maaaaaaad! We want to be at this fete! #thatisall

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Melanie Fiona: “I am so proud of my heritage”

We’re just loving this interview that Guyanese songbird Melanie Fiona did with Barbados’ Nation newspaper this week! The Ay-yo singer spoke to the paper ahead of her scheduled performance today at the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari and disclosed that she is always happy to perform at shows in the region because it brings her closer to […]

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Fay-Ann and Bunji out of Soca Monarch contests

It was the come-back that wasn’t. The First Couple of Soca – Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin have pulled out of the International Power Soca and Groovy Soca Monarch contests, just a few weeks after they had announced that they had returned to the contest which they have dominated over the years. And once again, […]

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Melanie Fiona for Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari!

*squeeeal!* That is us super excited that islandista Melanie Fiona is coming to the Caribbean in a fortnight for the upcoming Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. You know we love Ms. Fiona already  – our pepperpot-eating, Grammy-winning islandista-who’s-not-actually-from-an-island (but she’s proudly of Guyanese parentage and we can’t ever leave out our GT massive – this is […]

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Nicki Minaj shoots ‘Pound the Alarm’ video in Trinidad

Oh gawsh Nicki, ya know we love ya bad…! One of our favourite islandistas, rapper Nicki Minaj was in Trinidad recently shining the spotlight on her homeland by shooting her ‘Pound the Alarm’ video there. A very good look indeed. We love islandistas who use their status to big up where they’re from. From the […]

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Bajan band CoverDrive hit UK No. 1!

  Hurrayyyy!!! for funky, spunky Bajan pop/rock band CoverDrive who achieved their first number one single in the United Kingdom yesterday. The young quartet signed with Sony and Geffen less than a year ago. It has been a rapid rise that has taken a long time – as contradictory as that sounds. The kids have […]

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NYC principal in hot water over jouvert-type pic

  Now islandistas, what does this look like to you? Makes you think of j’ouvert, Foreday morning, dutty mas, doesn’t it? Well, while we’re not sure if the lady in this picture is a West Indian, she is in some major trouble over this photo – among other things. She is principal Sharron Smalls of Jane […]