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Destra Says She’s Coming With Her Own TV Show.

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Entertainers have taken quite a hit. COVID-19 interrupted artists not only in the Caribbean, but globally. In Trinidad and Tobago, a few artists have opted to diversify their brands. Destra Garcia is one of them.

Overnight, Destra told fans that she would soon premier her very own television show. She said it would be called the Destra Garcia show. The Queen of Bacchannal, as she is fondly known says the show will air on www.wenscc.com and across the cable networks in Trinidad and Tobago.

Destra’s big move comes on the heels of moves by fellow entertainer Nadia Batson who has started projects online inclusive of her YouTube show Yellow Cow TV. Other artists like Voice and Ricardo Drue have used Instagram stories to promote their brands, partnering with corporate sponsors like Martelli, along the way.

In a world that is now virtual, entertainers are capitalising on the ease of access to various online platforms, gradually entering virtual markets that were previously ignored. For Destra this is new territory, however there is no doubt that she will conquer this, after all it’s a stage, isn’t it?

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St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous Says, “We Will Get Through This,” as La Soufrière Volcano Threatens Disaster.

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The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been placed on disaster alert by the island’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves as the La Soufrière volcano exhibited a change in eruptive activity. The island is now on red alert which means an eruption is imminent, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Organization.

Soca artist and song writer, Skinny Fabulous, in a social media post on Thursday night said, “Prayers be with us. Our volcano has gone into an elevated state of activities that suggest that an explosive eruption is imminent or at least highly probable. I trust that persons while being urgent, wont panic. Easier said than done I know but let’s all act in accordance with all the guidelines and protocols and do so safely. We have been planning for this for weeks. We will get through this.” Beneath his sentiments on Instagram, fellow Caribbean entertainers posted emotional expressions of hope for safety.

Evacuation orders are in place in about a dozen districts of St. Vincent, affecting roughly 6,000 to 7,000 people, a spokesperson for the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, or UWI-SRC, told CNN.

The volcano has had five explosive eruptions — in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902/03 and 1979 — according to the seismic research center.

Help on the way.

On Twitter, NEMO officials said cruise ships were heading to the islands to assist with evacuations. CNN reported that Carnival Cruise Lines is sending two ships — the Carnival Paradise and the Carnival Legend — to evacuate residents. The report stated that each ship will accommodate up to 1,500 residents who will be transported to neighboring islands, which have agreed to offer refuge out of harm’s way.

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T&T’s Attorney General Apologizes for “Unmasked” Entertainment.

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On the heels of the Prime Minister’s open disappointment of the Attorney General’s unmasked appearance at Soca artiste, Voice’s online charity series, Trinidad and Tobago’s Faris Al Rawi has apologized.

Some have argued that the AG’s appearance at the event, ‘Vibes with Voicey,’ was all in good faith, arguing that all COVID-19 protocols were observed, however photos and video footage showing the AG and others mingling in close proximity with each other, without masks on their faces, have led to some outcry of double standards when it comes to the law.

Below is the statement issued today by the Attorney General.

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