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Melé will start life on land, well in Cancun, Mexico

Machel Montano’s cruise Melé which is a joint venture with Tribe Carnival, whose inaugural sailing was put back because of the Covid pandemic, will now …

Humming Bird for Garlin

Soca star Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) has been awarded The Humming Bird Medal (Silver) for his contribution to culture and music

Dominica ‘worse than a war zone’, says hurricane-wrecked island’s PM

Severe damage and 15 deaths have been reported from Dominica after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. Because of restricted communications, people concerned about their relatives should text rather than try to telephone

Carnivalists urged to join Monday’s debate on Notting Hill’s future

A meeting of everyone involved in Notting Hill Carnival – masqueraders, pannists, calypsonians, band leaders, spectators, residents

Carnival will crown Seychelles’ celebration of culture

In Britain, October is Black History Month, when we celebrate our culture in music, poetry, dance, art, discussion and much more

After Irma, now it’s Maria threatening the Caribbean

Islands in the eastern Caribbean are waiting anxiously for the arrival of Hurricane Maria

Paint and powder bands protest at Notting Hill Carnival

Judges at Notting Hill Carnival were greeted by protests from several big ‘dutty mas’ bands on Carnival Sunday.

Second hurricane spares Caribbean as islands count cost of Irma

After Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc last week, leaving 25 people dead, scores injured and thousands homeless

Hackney carnival takes place today

For more than four decades Hackney has been finding good reasons to celebrate on the streets

Barbuda evacuated as Hurricane Irma aid effort gathers pace

All 1,600 inhabitants of hurricane-ravaged Barbuda have been moved to the larger and less severely affected island of Antigua

Notting Hill Carnival 2017 CMA Soca on the Move results

CMA Soca on the Move, Sunday 27 August 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017 On the Road Results

Here are the results for Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Calypsonian All Rounder honoured in London

Pressure of news during Notting Hill Carnival prevented us from mentioning that the Association of Calypsonians UK (ACUK, formerly ABC)

UK ‘too slow’ to send aid to hurricane-wrecked Caribbean

The Queen and Prime Minister Theresa May have both sent messages of sympathy to people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Irma turns hurricane-force fury on Turks & Caicos and Bahamas

The islands of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas archipelago are bracing themselves for 180mph winds, torrential rain and potentially

Mighty Chalkdust to be honoured with award

After more than half a century of entertaining and educating his many fans across the world, calypsonians Dr Hollis Liverpool

Calypsonian Swallow taken ill in New York

Antiguan calypsonian King Swallow (Sir Rupert Philo) is in hospital in New York after falling ill while performing in the run-up to Labor Day.

Hurricane Irma leaves Barbuda ‘barely habitable’ but spares Antigua

Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, is reported to have “devastated” Barbuda on Wednesday

V&A Museum uncovers the ‘hidden Caribbean’

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is inviting visitors to take a trip through Caribbean art, crafts, design, trade and culture, spanning 300 years from colonialism to modernity.

Harare International Carnival reaches climax on Saturday

It’s still only a few years old, but in terms of attendance Zimbabwe’s Harare International Carnival (HIC) has become one of the biggest in Africa. This year the theme is ‘One Love: Our Unity, Our Pride’.

Recycling Notting Hill Carnival

Clearing up after a party is always a headache even a handful of friends can manage to leave enough rubbish

Harare gets its knickers in a twist over Carnival

Zimbabwe’s hugely popular Harare International Carnival (HIC) has suffered a number of embarrassments in its short life

SEC’s appeal wilts in the heat of Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival’s newly appointed event management company Street Event Co (SEC)

Carnival is a disgrace, says Police Federation leader

The chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation – the London police officers’ lobby group

It’s carnival time in Hull and south London!

The UK carnival season doesn’t end at 8.30pm on August bank holiday Monday

Trinidad & Tobago celebrates 55 years of Independence

Soca News congratulates the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago today on its 55th year of independence

Steel shortage takes shine off Jouvert at Notting Hill

Only Ebony and Nostalgia, plus a couple of iron bands – that was the sad reality that greeted the thousand or so revellers at 6am waiting expectantly for some steelpan

Adult’s Day – Its Carnival Again

If you’ve never been to Carnival before, don’t worry: it’s not the monster you’ve heard about. The dominant vibe is friendly, open-hearted and fun.

J’ouvert – The Secret Carnival at Day Break

Everyone knows about Notting Hill Carnival. Over a million revellers cram into the streets of west London

Children – The Life Blood of Notting Hill Carnival

Children get Carnival. They know what it’s for.

Woman is boss! Brown Sugar takes London calypso crown

London’s temple of calypso, The Tabernacle, was packed and the atmosphere buzzing with expectation on Thursday night