IS­LAND VIBES

The Star (St. Lucia) - Life Begins 2 Nite - - CONTENTS -

The days are cer­tainly get­ting hot­ter here in the Caribbean as the is­lands gear up for an­other sum­mer of great fes­ti­vals, out­door sports and of course car­ni­vals. If you want to know where to go and what to do check out our friends at Travel & Leisure Cen­tre at the Gable­woods Mall in Sunny Acres. In the mean­time here is a look at what some of the is­lands have to of­fer.

May: SOL Rally Bar­ba­dos – May 29-31 Saint Lu­cia Jazz-April 30 - May10 Do­minica-Jazz & Cre­ole –May 17-24 Bar­ba­dos Gospel Fest - May 23-31 Aruba - 15th An­nual Soul Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val May 20-25

June: Guyana An­nual Jazz, Wine & Words Ex­pe­ri­ence St. Kitts Mu­sic Fes­ti­val - 25-27 Ja­maica In­ter­na­tional Ocho Rios Jazz Fes­ti­val - 7-14 St. Martin Mu­sic Fes­ti­val – June 25 Vincy Mas - June 26-July 7

July: Goom­bay Fes­ti­val in the Ba­hamas - July 2- July 30 Merengue Fes­ti­val in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic - July 26-30 Crop Over Fes­ti­val of Bar­ba­dos - July to Au­gust 3 Reg­gae Sum­fest in Ja­maica - July 12-18 Car­ri­a­caou Re­gatta Fes­ti­val on Gre­nada - Satur­day 25 July - Au­gust 5

Event Spot­light

St. Kitts pre­pares to siz­zle for 2015 St. Kitts Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

The St. Kitts Tourism Author­ity will stage the St. Kitts Mu­sic Fes­ti­val takes June 25th to 27th June, 2015 at the Warner Park sta­dium. With the des­ti­na­tion be­ing awarded the new­est cricket fran­chise in the CPL – the St. Kitts-Nevis Pa­tri­ots – St. Kitts will host all six neu­tral games in the CPL in July at the same venue.

The his­toric Warner Park Sta­dium, home to the St. Kitts Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, which is now in its nine­teenth con­sec­u­tive year will fea­ture a wide range of mu­si­cal styles on the popular mar­ket, in­clud­ing R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reg­gae, Rock, Ca­lypso, Gospel and Con­tem­po­rary mu­sic.

The names of the Caribbean per­form­ers for the fes­ti­val were an­nounced last week and will in­clude Ri­cardo Drue, Ker­win DuBois, Pa­trice Roberts, Blaxx, Ben­jai, Roy Cape, T- Vice Christo­pher Martin, Bounty Killer and Aswad. More names will be an­nounced shortly which is ex­pected to in­clude in­ter­na­tional acts.

Travel Tip of the Week! Lan­guage Bar­rier?

If you don’t speak the lo­cal lan­guage of the place you are head­ing, then at least learn the fol­low­ing phrases: Hello. Good Day. Please. Thank you. I’m sorry. How much is this?

Christo­pher Martin for

St. Kitts mu­sic fest.

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