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A li’l something for your Carnival tabanca

So isn’t this just a busy weekend! It’s Valentine’s weekend, New York Fashion Week’s fall/winter shows are in full swing and it’s even the NBA All-Star Weekend. But most importantly – it’s CARNIVAL WEEKEND! And Islandista isn’t there. ūüė¶ Booooo… So if the Carnival tabanca has you as bad as it does us, we’ve settled […]

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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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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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Palancing to de crown!

Well that was easy to predict – JW and Blaze’s huuugely¬†popular Palance secured the Power Soca Monarch title last night in Trinidad. Click here for the video of the winning performance. The smart money is on them to take Road March as well since they not only won, but won convincingly – by a full […]

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Pelau post – Fay-Ann’s post-baby body, D’Angel’s bad luck & Lorna gets her own

We are just bursting with news of all things islandista these days! Between all the various summer carnivals, stage shows, parties and two big fashion weeks back to back, we are so busy it’s hard to know where to start. So, to make a¬†dent in all the suss, we’re going to hit you with another […]

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Kadooment band launches- Contact is here!

The music has been out for a while and now Crop-Over is finally getting into full swing with launches of some more bands, including some of Barbados’ largest and most popular bands. Contact launched on Friday with a wicked, wicked launch party and¬†the pics of their 2009 presentation ‘Firestones’ are already up. Check out some […]

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Wait boh… Lights like it launch

We¬†have to thank our readers for giving us a heads up when necessary. Jane Doe and Socamommy set us right in our last post with some useful tips. Apparently, Ravurz is not the first Kadooment¬†band to have launched. Harbour Lights (aka Blue Box Cart) launched their band on May 3rd with a showing at the […]

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It’s a girl for Fay-Ann and Bunji!

Ok, it’s for real this time! Road March and double Soca Monarch Fay-Ann Lyons gave birth to her first child, a baby girl at the Mount Hope Hospital’s Maternity Unit around noon yesterday. While her and Bunji’s manager Ian Pantin, assured the media that she was fine, there must have been some scary moments leading […]

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A pelau post for my islandistas!

I got a pelau kind of post for y’all here – a bit of this and a bit of that. Let it simmer and it gine be real good! ūüôā The day after completing her Carnival sweep, Queen of the Road, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez was resting up at home and laughing off rumours that she had […]

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UPDATED: Fay-Ann delivered the carnival baby?

Update: False alarm! Turns out that this was just a rumour – but apparently, even a television station in TnT reported it and from there it went flying. However, we have received reports, both from bandi, in the comments section and also someone who has just returned from Trinidad this evening, that it is false. […]