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The spot­light falls right here on Saint Lu­cia this week­end with the cli­max of the 2015 Saint Lu­cia Jazz & Arts Fes­ti­val. The event started on April 30 and will end on Sun­day May 10. For those of you wish­ing to ex­plore what some of the other is­lands have to of­fer check out our three-month is­land list­ings be­low brought to you by Travel & Leisure Cen­tre at the Gable­woods Mall in Sunny Acres.

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

Ocho Rios Jazz Fes­ti­val The city of Ocho Rios, lo­cated to the north in Ja­maica, each year host an in­ter­na­tional Jazz Fes­ti­val in June which or­ga­niz­ers have de­clared as Jazz Month. The best artists and com­po­si­tions from Ja­maica take place at this event side by side with gust artists from the wider Caribbean. One of the pur­poses of the fes­ti­val is to pro­mote the “clas­si­cal black mu­sic” and “Amer­ica’s first art form” and pre­serve its in­tegrity and his­tory. The 25 an­nual Ocho Rios Jazz Fes­ti­val will take place May 31 to June 7. Visit www.ochorios­jazz.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Travel Tip of the Week!

Healthy Ad­vice Check with health pro­fes­sion­als for in­for­ma­tion on rec­om­mended vac­ci­na­tions and other health pre­cau­tions. Re­mem­ber that vac­ci­na­tions can be an en­try re­quire­ment for some coun­tries. Also find out about tak­ing med­i­ca­tion over­seas - cer­tain medicines aren't al­lowed in some coun­tries.

Kathy Brown a past per­former at the Ocho

Rios Jazz Fes­ti­val

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