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NEW! [2014] Mr. Epic Machel Montano wins International Soca Monarch title again


CONGRATS to Trinidadian Soca King Machel Montano on retaining the International Soca Monarch title, which took place on March 1st, 2014.

Machel has won this title four consecutive times, from 2011 to present, with, ‘Advantage’, ‘Pump Yuh Flag’, ‘Float’/ ‘Super Blue’ and now ‘Ministry of the Road’….now that’s epic!

Is it even a wonder he has a brand, new hot tune titled just that, ‘Epic’?

Check out the Music video for his winning song, ‘Ministry of the Road’ below:

‘Gi we more, Gi we more…we want more…”

Power Soca Monarch:
1. Machel Montano ‘Ministry of the Road’
2. Hollice (Mr Kill) Mapp ‘Rolly Polly’
3. Iwer George ‘Mama Oye’
4. Destra Garcia ‘Mash Up’

Video: Chantelle Winnie, Canadian-Jamaican Vitiligo Spokesperson vying for ANTM Cycle 21


The effervescent, 19 year old Chantelle Winnie is Canada’s first contestant in the popular Television reality series, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 21, hosted by Tyra Banks.

Chantelle ‘Winnie Harslow’ Young is also the official Toronto spokesperson Vitiligo, a skin condition which is also popularly referred to as the ‘Michael Jackson disease’.



According to her official Instagram page, Chantelle is of Jamaica descent and lived in Toronto all her life, her mother’s family hails from Trelawny in Jamaica and her father’s from Westmoreland.


Signs of Vitiligo became evident when Chantelle was around the age of four or five, which was first seen on her tummy and it has been progressing ever since. (via Instagram)

America’s Next Top Model first premiered on May 20th, 2003. In 2004 when the popular Eva Pigford won, Jamaica was one of the international destinations during the competition as well as in 2012, co-hosted by former Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillips. ANTM also further expanded with the ‘Caribbean’s Next Top Model’, shot on location in Trinidad and Tobago . Former Miss Universe and Miss trinidad Wnedy FitzWilliams was one of the judges and the winner Treveen Stewart from Cayman Islands.

Watch Chantelle’s ANTM Plea Video and her discussing Vitiligo, how she has overcome challenges, proving she is not different but unique, building herself into the bold person she is now. (below):


Today the island of Dominica ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’ celebrates its 34th year as an Independent state. On November 3rd, 1978, the Commonwealth of Dominica was granted Independence from the United Kingdom.

Even before gaining Independence, November 3rd was recognized as, Discovery Day’, the day when Christopher Columbus discovered the island back in 1493.

As local Dominicans and in the Diaspora celebrate this milestone worldwide, we wish them a day of….continued beauty, forward thinking, fun, frolic and safety;)