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2013 International Soca Monarch Finalists!

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The International Soca Monarch Semi-Finals were held last night at the Arima Veledrome sans Bunji Garlin and Fayann Lyons-Alvarez. There were however many other talents in attendance. See photos from last night here

Below is a list of the Finalists for this year’s Soca Monarch:
2013 International Soca Monarch Finalists

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MACHELEMENTS – Earth – Wind – Fire


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January 14, 2013 · 5:46 pm

2013 International Soca Monarch Semi Finals

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There will be THIRTY Semi-Finalists in the Digicel Trinidad & Tobago International Groovy Soca Monarch and THIRTY Semi-Finalists in the PLAY WHE International Power Soca Monarch Competition on Sunday, January 20th 2013 at the Arima Velodrome!

    Power Soca Monarch

1. Fay Ann Lyons – De Stage Open
2. Austin ‘Super Blue’ Lyons – Fantastic Friday
3. Destra Garcia – Carry On
4. Neil ‘Iwer D Boss’ George – Unfinished Business
5. Rodney ‘Benjai’ Le Blanc – Engoma
6. Shurwayne Winchester – We Control D Road
7. Nadia Batson – Gutter
8. Edghill ‘MX Prime’ Thomas – Rell Vibez
9. Wilt ‘Tallpree’ Cambridge – Muddy Jab
10. Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart – In Charge
11. Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’Doyle- Monster {Reigning Monarch in St. Vincent}
12. Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd-Reid – Rum Please
13. Marvin ‘Swappi’ Davis – Cha-os
14. Timel ‘BoyBoy’ Rivas – Put yuh flags up
15. Devon ‘Prophet Benjamin’ Samuel – No Lokani
16. Jeffrey ‘Peter Levels’ Biddeau – Ready Again
17. Rickey ‘Lil Rick’ Reid – Cyah Bother We
18. Trevor Gore – Once Again
19. Anslem Douglas – Bacchanal
20. Jason ‘JW’ Williams & Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac Jr. – Timing It
21. Devon Matthews – Start It Up
22. Megan Walrond – Full Flight
23. Marcus ‘Lava man’ James – Psycho {Reigning Monarch in Grenada}
24. Shivonne ‘Lil Bitts’ Churche – Raise D Dust
25. Emmanuel ‘Chris’ Garcia – No Soup
26. I-Stan ‘Chosen’ Scott – Bring A Flask And Come
27. Anthony ‘Squeezy Rankin’ La Fleur – The Renaissance
28. Erphaan Alves – Doh Test We
29. Ronald ‘Natro Date’ Wickham – Masquerader Drunk
30. Olatunji Yearwood – Tunji MantanaSee

    Digicel lnternational Groovy Soca Monarch

1. Ian ‘Bunji Garlin’ Alvarez – Differentology
2. Neil ‘Iwer D Boss’ George – Bubble
3. Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart – Nah Get Away
4. Destra Garcia – Call My Name
5. Nadia Batson – Manager
6. Denise Belfon – Wining Queen
7. Shurwayne Winchester – We not Stopping
8. Darryl ‘Farmer Nappy’ Henry – Stranger
9. Rodney ‘Benjai’ Le Blanc – Feter
10. Drupatee Persad – Indian Gyal
11. Kerwin Du Bois – Wettin
12. Kenneth ‘K Rich’ Richards – Wine Back
13. Patrice Roberts – A Little Wine
14. Terrin ‘Super Jigga TC’ Callender – We Liming
15. Ravi ‘Ravi B’ Bissambhar – Prescription
16. Stephenson ‘Shal’ Marshall – Wicked est Wine
17. Roderick ‘Chucky’ Gordon – I Never Wine
18. Akil ‘5 Star Akil’ Borneo – Partier
19. Sheldon ‘Sheldon Nuggets’ Bullen – Not Yuh Manager
20. Leslie ‘EL-Jay’ James – Trini Beauty
21. Denyse Plummer – Rock and Roll
22. Michelle ‘Michelle X’ – Xavier – Hold Somebody
23. Lawrence ‘Mr. Renzo’ Adams – Xrated
24. Nesta ‘Sekon Sta’ Boxhill – Stick It
25. Jenelle ‘J’Angel’ De Leon – Jook It
26. Charlene ‘Charii’ Griffith – Go Down Low
27. Kevon ‘Yankey Boy’ Heath – Rumors
28. Devon ‘Lyrikal’ Martin – 25/8
29. Santeney Rampersad – Movin Alone
30. Sean Daniel – Magnet

Ticket Outlets:

Arima Velodrome
… Sunday 20th January 2013
Start time: 6:00 pm

Port-Of -Spain
Red Edge Shopping Centre – #66 Prince Street – 623-3169
Cache – Prince Street – 627-2258
In Excess – Aboutique Mall – 627-6247
Cleve’s – Frederick Street – 624-0827
Bhagan’s Drugs –#10 Broadway – 625-6209

St. James
Crosby’s – #54 Western Main Road – 622-7622

San Juan
Croisee Pharmacy – #10 Saddle Road – 638-5927
Gotcha Creations – #10 Saddle Road – 487-7777; 685-7919

Santa Cruz
Uncle Beddoe’s Supermarket – 675-2228

Bobby’s Bar – 663-2047

ETC – 645-1011

Cache, Trincity Mall – 640-0341
Rebel Spirit, Trincity Mall –

Michelle’s – #29 Queen St Arima – 667-3927
In Excess – 664-5968
Hearty Foods Supermarket – 664-2839/0360
Bhagan’s Drugs – 48C Broadway – 667-3295

Sangre Grande
Economy Supermarket – Econo Mall – 668-2038
Grande Pharmacy – 668-7896

Grand Bazaar
Xtra Foods – 662-8151

Xtra Foods – 665-7550

Tickets are also on sale at:
Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts – #66 Prince Street, Port-of-Spain
Contact us at: 298-2002 -4; 623-0986; 624-2134


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Carnival Group Work-outs for Trindad Carnival 2013

It’s literally “Crunch” time. The days left until we will all be baring almost all for Carnival are numbered. Each year there is a diet and work out frenzy for the weeks leading up until the big day and this year is no different. Here are some options for you to work out with other people who understand your plight based on your band and your location:

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• YUMA has teamed up with Island Sweat Fitness to bring you the Brand New, One-of-a-Kind Carnival Energy program designed to get you 100% ready for de road!
• This FREE Program is going to take your body to the next level with effective workouts, specific tips and detailed information to get you in a gear!
• We at YUMA Love Carnival; Island Sweat Loves Carnival; And we Know You Love Carnival! Why Not Use What We Love So Much To Take Our Bodies And Lives To Another Level?

• Sign up Today for FREE!!! and make full use of this gift created especially for you by YUMA and Island Sweat!

• Go to and enter your name and email for instant access!

From January 21st,we’ll be adding live classes to the lineup! But for now Go to http://www.islandsweatbody.comand become a member to get your workout videos today!

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Carnival 2013 is finally here, which means it’s time to get Fit 2 Play with Island People Mas!!
Pull out your exercise gear, throw on your favourite IPMas t-shirt and join on the Lady Chancellor Hill in Port of Spain for the best work-out series in Carnival.

Start the uphill trek at with the top fitness instructors in T&T and of course: our moving sound system to energize you with the hottest soca hits.
Come Re-Humanize as we get Fit 2 Play together.
See You There!!


If you are still stuck in the cold in NY, check out Soca Motion and get ready with groups of others ready to get out into the sunshine.

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Where will you be? – Ultimate Lime 2013

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LIME 2013 takes place on Wednesday 6th February 2013 on the waterfront of Hyatt Regency Trinidad from 4:00pm to 12:00am.

Musical Performances by
Kes The Band
Roy Cape All Stars featuring Blaxx
Dil E Nadan and more

Local & International Cuisine and Ultra-Premium Selections
At LIME 2013, on the waterfront esplanade, the ‘Platinum Lounge’ and “Diamond Lounge” will be filled with an “unrivaled” selection of made–to–order culinary temptations. All of our foods are prepared with the highest quality ingredients and talent. You will be able to choose from such delicacies as slow-roasted meats grilled on seasoned coals and smoked woods, Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean seafood, in addition to local authentic island fare, along with vegetarian delights & specials.

To complement our distinctive cuisine, LIME 2013 boasts a comprehensive selection of Ultra and Premium Brand libations all meticulously selected and prepared to ensure that you receive and enjoy beverages that suit your personal taste. In addition, we will be anticipating your arrival with our Signature Cocktails “Lime Time” & “Forbidden Lime”.

$275.00 USD PLATINUM Admission / $1,773.75 TTD PLATINUM Admission
$500.00 USD DIAMOND Admission / $3,225.00 TTD DIAMOND Admission
The TTD amount is calculated using the exchange rate of $6.45 TTD to $1.00 USD

*Tickets may be purchased EXCLUSIVELY online via the website and at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Persons can purchase up to 4 tickets. If you require more tickets please call Hyatt Regency Trinidad at 1.866.636.6914 between the hours of 8:00am – 10:00pm.

E-mail This year, a portion of the proceeds will again be donated to charity through United Way.

Dress Code – WHITE WITH A TOUCH OF LIME. In full effect.

For information

Follow on Twitter @theultimatelime

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Fantasy Carnival – Savage Saturday – 5 January 2013

The ONLY place you will See MACHEL MONTANO & HIS FULL BAND LIVE this Saturday! Get your tix! The Fog is coming!


SAVAGE SATURDAY tickets are only available at Fantasy’s band house to people who are listed/referred to by a Fantasy Committee member from Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Please contact the ticket hotline at 489-0151 to get your tickets for SAVAGE SATURDAY!

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Zanté Presents – Picante – FEEL THE HEAT – 2013


Zanté can’t be described ‘yuh jus have tuh experience it’
Zanté…Different style…same vibe!!!


Tickets on sale online NOW.

Click HERE to purchase!

Follow Zanté on Twitter @zantelife for updates and information.

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