PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) over the weekend stressed to persons registered for a season pass and booth holders who have been allotted a booth, that March 1 is their deadline to pay all fees.
Booth holders and season pass registrants each had five months to pay the fees, with installments as an option. The SCDF said that should they fail to pay all fees by March 1, they will lose the opportunity to operate a booth and obtain a season pass for the Carnival 2017 season.
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – The All-New Z105.1 FM “Just the Hitz” launches their new “classic hits” format, along with a new website, www.Z1051.com. Additionally, Z105.1 introduces Fresh Air In The Morning with Dr. Soc, which airs weekdays from 7 AM – 11 AM on both Z105.1 FM and Island 92 (91.9) FM.
Listeners around the globe can tune in online at www.Z1051.com Z105.1 Program Manager, Eric Boyer stated, “The All-New Z105.1 ‘Just The Hitz’ is all about HITS, the Classic Hits, focusing on the hot hits from the late 1970’s through the early 1990’s. From disco to Michael Jackson, Madonna to The Cure, if it was hit, we play it. After many years of analysis, our research revealed an untouched slot in the market for this variety of music and we are more than happy to bring our new format to listeners in an environment of far fewer commercials where it’s all about ‘Just The Hitz”.
PILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has re-introduced something to the Carnival schedule that has been missing for a number of years; a Soca warm-up concert the night before Jouvert morning jump-up. Together with Carib Beer and Captain Morgan Rum, the foundation will host the “Jouvert Jump-Off 2017” concert featuring four Soca artists with local performers.
On stage will by Soca sensations Lyrikal, Skinny Fabulous, Patrice Roberts and Peter Ram. There will also be a number of local acts scheduled for the night who will be announced soon. The foundation has tried different combinations of concerts and other events the night leading up to Jouvert, none has worked as well as doing a Soca concert prior.
“So we decided to go back to what worked for us and sure enough, the response has been great thus far and we are confident that the night will deliver what we want it to: a memorable warm up jam session before Jouvert. We will jam straight into Jouvert,” President of the SCDF Alston Lourens said.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten’s carnival flagship show and premier dance experience will be hitting a milestone this year with it’s 5 year anniversary celebration. For the past 4 years Xtratight™ Entertainment has brought a blend of artists together that brings the carnival village alive, and sets the dance floor on fyah. For their 5th year anniversary dubbed “Fusion”, Xtratight has gone into their archive and selected the best artists of the past 5 years and placed them on one stage for one night giving St. Maarten the Ultimate Dance Party. This year Xtratight is guaranteeing yet another Xtatic experience for St. Maarten Carnival 2017. Xtratight™ Entertainment presents it's 5thedition of TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers featuring Impact Band, Kai formerly known as Carimi, Jean Marc Ferdinand, Claudius Philips, Farmer Nappy and the queen of bacchanal Destra
As customary, Xtratight Entertainment has managed to put a top-notch array of artist together guaranteeing that the 5th edition of Carnival’s Flagship Show; will be one never to be forgotten. This year’s TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers comprises the “Best Of The Best” which is guaranteed to set the dance floor in the village ablaze.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced on Friday that 13 individual singers and 2 bands are registered to participate in the 2017 Carnival Roadmarch competition. They will all attempt the dethrone the two-time reigning monarch Rumari “Rumer” Rogers.
The SCDF has made a slight change with the scheduling of the Roadmarch competition for Carnival 2017. For the last five years the event was held together with the Senior Calypso Eliminations. For 2017 however, the foundation has decided to combine the event with the Band Clash competition.
“We think these two events go great together. They are on the same energy level and creates the atmosphere we want to see on that night,” SCDF President Alston Lourens said. “The Calypso Eliminations is a different event with a different, much older crowd. With the influx of young singers into the Roadmarch competition, it was clear that the two didn’t work well together. But with Band Clash we have the prefect mix,” Lourens said.
ST. KITTS - Atta Boafo, the main artist for the Gospel Explosion concert scheduled for Friday Dec. 2nd at the Flow Grounds in Needsmust, has arrived in the Federation. Mr. Boafo arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the RLB International Airport on British Airways and will be engaged in promotions of the event and ministry at churches and schools on the island. He will also be present at an outdoor promotions event this Friday November 25th at The Circus from 12 noon to 3pm where he will take pictures with fans and where tickets will also be on sale.
Popularly known for the song: Double Double, Atta Boafo is a highly anticipated artist for Gospel Explosion 2016. Upon arrival at the RLB International Airport, he was greeted by his manager and promoter from Redeemed Promotions Jernel Auboine, representatives of JIFE Music, a gospel music record label in St. Kitts and co-promoters of the event and JIFE Music recording artist Di Anointed Vale, who is also one of the headline acts for the show and who will be releasing his debut album on that event. Boafo said patrons should expect not just another gospel concert.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular this Saturday November 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Lions Den on Suckergarden Road next to the SOL gas station.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosted its weekly Saturday Storytime “Dutch is Fun” with Sher’s Puppet Theater last Saturday, 5th November, 2016. Over 80 children were in attendance and it was a huge success. Children learn how to respect others as well as themselves in a fun musical performance from the mouths of the puppets and their leader Sherida Mak.
Every Saturday the library conducts story time sessions in the Dutch language for visiting children. Volunteers from the community at large have been volunteering their time for this project under the theme “Dutch is Fun”, since the beginning of 2016.
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