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Trinidad’s Carnival 2014: Machel Montano retains Soca crown

Machel Montano – “Ministry of Roads” Winning Performance Power Soca Monarch 2014 – video

Trinidad’s Carnival 2014: Machel Montano retains Soca crown

image The International Soca Monarch competition, dubbed “Fantastic Friday,” saw participants from Barbados, Grenada and Japan.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday March 3, 2014, CMC – Machel Montano walked away with the two million dollar (one TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) first prize in the International Soca Monarch competition on Saturday as Carnival celebrations continue in Trinidad and Tobago.

Montano, who last year shared the multi-million dollar prize with “Super Blue” Austin Lyons, overcame stiff competition from the Grenadian artiste, Hollice “Mr Kill@” Mapp whose popular tune “Rolly Polly” was good enough for a three-way tie in second position.   Continue reading

Millions to be spent on Trinidad Carnival for 2012

Millions to be spent on Trinidad Carnival for 2012

imageCaribbean Airlines reporting that 220, 000 people booked for carnival.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday February 3, 2012 – The Trinidad Carnival has been described as “big business” which now has a total allocation of $96.5 million to be spent.

Yesterday the Trinidad Cabinet approved a supplemental $53 million for the event that already had an expended budget of $43.5 million.

Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston “Gypsy” Peters explained that with Caribbean Airlines reporting 220, 000 people booked to visit the country for Carnival, which will culminate with two days of mass on February 20 and 21 at various, it was big business.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/

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