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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has opened the application period for concert promoters who wish to obtain a night in Carnival Village as part of the 2017 Carnival festivities.

Cat Island-born artist Ancient Man wowed the crowd at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival with a spirited performance. His gangly and somewhat awkward dance moves endeared him to the spectators.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs together with the Department of Culture hosted an award ceremony on Friday May 13th in honor of the Pioneers of the Carnival Village. Minister Jacobs outlined the historical account of the Carnival Village in her speech.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Miss TelCell Mature Queen 2016; Norrisa Anatol commenced her royal duties by treating the moms at the White & Yellow Cross Foundation Sint Martin’s Home for Mother’s Day on May 8th 2016.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Winners of the 2016 Soca Rumble competition along with many of the participants had a night of togetherness this past Friday.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –  Film and stage actor Robert Riley has been confirmed for Caribbean Week New York, a series of tourism trade and consumer events organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to showcase the region in one of its most important markets.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Bigger, better bundle packages are in the works at UTS for its customers interested in postpaid services.

The company will soon introduce new plans that will bring its customers more of everything. More savings, more flexibility, more options, more bang for their buck and more services in one bundle package.

The new plans unite minutes, mobile internet and SMS to offer postpaid customers the best possible rate for all three of the staples of mobile service. The combination of all three elements allows you to get the most out of your phone and brings the customer much greater savings.

Simple concept

The simplicity and transparency of the plans is what makes the new plans so attractive. Customers can choose a combination of minutes, texts and mobile internet and can check how much they have used at any given time. This puts the customer in control of their mobile expenses. If they need more than they expected, they can always add additional minutes or mobile internet if needed. They also have the flexibility to switch to another plan that better suits their needs if they so desire. “Our new plans will truly change the way the customer experiences a subscription service on St. Maarten. The cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all plans will no longer be the norm. You design the plan that best suits YOU. This is a concept that derives from our vision as a company; which is to connect our customer to the things that are important to them; whether social media, entertainment or productivity, we can make it happen. These plans are an example of that commitment to the customer. Whether you’re looking for a low-commitment solution or if you’re a heavy user that spends hours daily using your phone; we have a plan to suit your needs.”

Available to new & existing customers

Customers with existing postpaid plans have already been informed of the upcoming introduction and have been informed of which plan they will automatically be transitioned to as the new plans will replace all older postpaid packages. “Our customers are happy to be moving to these new plans as it means more flexibility and more savings for them.” says Ivy Lambert, UTS Marketing & Communication officer. “ New customers are also welcome to sign up because these plans will appeal to anyone interested in maximum savings on their mobile costs” Lambert continues “ We especially encourage those who have been hearing about our lightning fast mobile internet and are thinking of making the switch to Chippie to do it now. Why wait to actually start getting more out of your mobile service?”

Available as of Monday, May 9th

The new plans will be available as of Monday, May 9th and the agents at the UTS stores in Philipsburg and Cole Bay are available to answer any questions on the new plans. The service center is also available for telephone inquiries at +1721 5881010 as of Monday, May 9th.”

Great Bay, St. Maarten  – The long-awaited African Flavor Night at the Festival Village has come and gone and organizers, the African Flavor Entertainment Foundation, have expressed satisfaction that for the first time at Carnival on St. Maarten people were able to dress in their African outfits and come out to a show that featured one of Africa’s best singing sensations, Bracket performing on the island for the first time.

            The line-up also included Trinidad’s soca maestro, Benjai in his first stage show on St. Maarten as well as home-grown talents, Oswald and King Timo whose only performance at this year’s carnival was at the African Flavor concert.

            “We want to thank the people of St. Maarten for their encouraging support,” said foundation president, Melissa Webster.

“We also want to thank all the artistes, including Roxy and the Nirvana dancers as well as DJs D’Arsenic of Godfather Sounds and DJ Jack, the Hot One and the sponsors. We have learnt quite a lot from this first show and promise to give St. Maarten an even more exciting and wonderful touch of African flavor should we have the opportunity to organize a show like this again,” she said.

“And oh, about the palm wine, as we announced, only the first 100 men could have gotten a taste of it. It looks like next time we will have to bring in a container-load to satisfy the thirst for this unique African drink,” Webster stated.

Revelers went straight from the African Flavor concert into J’Ouvert morning for what many consider the “largest” J’Ouvert ever on the island.

“Carnival is a time to free up and celebrate our culture. This is why we are happy that those who attended our concert were able to enjoy themselves and also jam in J’Ouvert,” Webster said.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Jamaican dancehall artiste has been freed after being arrested in Antigua and Barbuda Tuesday morning following his performance during Labour Day celebration.

Sources say the artiste was released after paying an undisclosed fine for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. They also say the deejay was not officially charged.

The artiste was represented by Micheal Archibold, Lawrence Daniels and Jermaine Rhudd.

The conflict began earlier Tuesday morning when a number of supporters climbed onto the stage during Popcaan’s performance and a police officer began removing them.

However, while the police were carrying out their duty, “Popcaan” got in the way of an officer, barring him from carrying out his duty.

A number of patrons resorted to throwing missiles, causing injuries to bystanders.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Jamaican Dancehall artiste Popcaan found himself in hot water during his performance in Antigua on Monday night.

According to reports, the artiste was taken in custody after a premature end to a concert the deejay was booked for here.

Popcaan was arrested after an ‘altercation’ with a police officer. A police statement said he is likely to be charged with Assault and Battery of a Police Officer; Obstructing a Police Officer and disorderly conduct.

Reports also stated that fans have since gathered at police station where Popcaan is currently being held.Sources says fans are chanting ‘Free Popcaan’

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