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Congratulations to Nancy Desir-Frederick Winner of HTS Look-a-Like Contest

Congratulations to Nancy Desir-Frederick Winner of the HTS Look-a-Like Contest. Nancy Desir-Frederick beat out more than 40 entrants in the HTS Look-a-Like Contest which ran for about 2 weeks in June. Nancy Desir-Frederick is the undeniable dead-ringer of Jamaican reggae soul star Etana. “Here’s my sister” said Etana upon first seeing …

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Etana Takes Main Stage at Soleil Roots & Soul

Etana is a reggae soul singer/songwriter who focuses on uplifting messages and inspirational music. Her performances range from a full live band to up-close and personal acoustic sets with a guitarist.  Widely considered as the leading female voice in contemporary reggae music, Etana rose to prominence in 2006 with her …

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Musiq Soulchild Soothes Soleil Roots & Soul

Musiq Soulchild is a hip-hop soul artist who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He built a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MCs, free styling on the open mic circuit or just performing acappella for strangers on the streets. Deeply inspired by the R&B/Soul sound of the 70’s, …

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A Carnival Surprise at Soleil Roots & Soul

Organizers pulled out all the stops for Soleil Roots & Soul. Patrons got a special surprise between music sets on the final day of the two day concert at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.   Three time groovy soca king Arthur Allain, along with Ezra d’ Funmachine, Nerdy and reigning …

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ROB ZII AND PHYNESS Adds Soul to Soleil Roots & Soul

Rob Zii’s career spans over 2 decades. He is a former member of Amate, having joined in 1992, and a founding member of Kronic Heights Productions (1996). Zii has shared stages with many mainstream artists such as Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Michael Bolton, Fantasia, Beres Hammond and Dave Koz.  Zii took part in a US …

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Dianna Philip is Live at Soleil Roots and Soul

Dianna Philip is a young Saint Lucian vocalist who is honing her craft as the island watches.  She has always had a love for the arts and has been living her dream for a few years.  During the day, Dianna impacts lives as a primary school teacher.  She is also …

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Soleil Roots & Soul Climaxes Today

Musiq Soulchild, Etana, Rob Zii & Phyness and Dianna Phillip will take main stage at the Pigeon Island National Landmark for the climax of the final day of the Soleil Roots & Soul concert on June 18th. Day 2 of Soleil Roots & Soul will also feature a preview of what’s …

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GIS NEWS: Latin American, Caribbean climate talks in Saint Lucia

  The effects of climate change can be felt across the globe especially in the North Pole. Experts from Latin America and the Caribbean are in Saint Lucia to attend a four-day sustainable development workshop ahead of international climate talks. The workshop centres on building Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory …

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GIS NEWS: Customs and immigration officials attend workshop

  Immigration and customs officers underwent training this week to clarify the roles and functions of border officers. The training was geared at ensuring that there is a common understanding of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and the Free Movement of Persons (FMP), and aims to further strengthen …

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CNN lists Saint Lucia “Most Stunning” Caribbean Island

  St. Lucia’s rugged terrain creates a stunning setting for Sugar Beach. Saint Lucia has been featured twice in a CNN report on the top 12 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Cap Maison Resort and Spa in Gros Islet and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in Soufrière made the …

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Christopher Martin Closes Soleil Roots & Soul Day 1

Jamaican reggae super star Christopher Martin brought the house down as the headliner of day 1 of the inaugural Soleil Roots and Soul festival. The reggae and rhythm and blues crooner impressed the audience at the main stage venue at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.  

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Soleil Roots and Soul Day 1 is On

Kayo – a Saint Lucian born, North American based rapper headlines the inaugural Soleil Roots and Soul festival. Day 1 of the two day weekend concert takes place the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark.

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