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Shal Marshall Says No One Should Be Excluded from T&T’s Carnival. Experience Is Key!

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Soca artist, Shal Marshall is gearing up for the release of his London Future produced track, “Legend”.

Shal Marshall, the radio personality turned Soca Star is gearing up for what he believes will be a great Carnival 2018 season. He says his first Soca release ahead of the season will be a track called, “Legend”- a song that’s produced by London Future. He told EBUZZTT that other tracks to come have gotten the touch of producers from across the Caribbean islands and he suspects the season ahead will be an exciting one.

We caught up with the artist who gave us ‘Dip’  last season. He had been supporting Fay Ann Lyons Alvarez at the launch of ATLANTA- her new costume section with the band, Fantasy Carnival. Shal spoke openly with us on the Trinidad and Tobago carnival product, urging stakeholders and T&T’s government to invest more, and focus on bettering the overall T&T experience for every visitor to the island.

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Murder of Rihanna’s Cousin Places Sudden International Spotlight on Gun Violence in the Caribbean.

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Rihanna with her cousin who became a victim to gun violence on Boxing Day in Barbados.

Gun violence and the effectiveness of Caribbean policing may be making the international spotlight, this on the heels of the murder of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, Barbadian superstar, Rihana’s cousin. The young man was shot and killed on Boxing Night in Barbados while walking through a track near his home. He had been shot multiple times.

Rihanna who had been home for the holidays, expressed grief via her social media pages, writing:

“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man.”

Back in February, the young man had cited the internationally acclaimed singer as his source of happiness. He had posted a message beneath a photo of them together, in celebration of Rihanna’s 29th birthday. “Your presence in my life is a source of joy and happiness,” he wrote.

Police are now on the hunt for the killer. Rihanna has since called for gun violence to cease.

 

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Rihanna Does Christmas in Barbados But The Worst Thing Happened.

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Rihanna gets the flu in Barbados.

There’s nothing like a Caribbean Christmas. That’s why one of the world’s biggest celebs chose her homeland of Barbados to enjoy the season. Rihanna’s been hard at work all year long so it was only fitting that some R&R at Christmas be accompanied by the warmth of her family and friends back at home. Boy oh boy, the blessing she is to Barbados, if only for tourism. Thing is, while she was excited to be with her mom and the rest of the gang, the singer was struck by the worst luck ever.

No, Rihanna was not robbed. She did not get food poisoning either. Unfortunately, she got the dreaded flu. Imagine leaving the wintery weather in the US only to be struck with the flu bug in the tropics. That sucks! She still managed to get all dressed up in a red sheer gown for a special night it seemed though.

Rihanna has unleashed 14 new lipstick shades.

Rihanna’s been working hard over the past few months. Her FENTY Beauty Makeup line has racked up millions in sales and earlier today, the brand unleashed 14 new shades of lipstick in Rihanna’s Mademoiselle lipstick line. The beauty collection only had two lip products prior to this unveiling- a neutral gloss and a bright red liquid lipstick.

The Mademoiselle collection boasts 14 shades of bold matte lip hues in shades that range from lavender to dark brown and from baby blue to navy. On Twitter, a message issued to fans suggested that everyone give the #trophywife shade a try.  “We got the perfect camera effect for y’all to get into that highlight,” the tweet said. It was explained that those wishing to try it out simply had to add the effect to their Facebook camera on their mobile devices and take a selfie in the Fenty frame. A yellow toned flash of highlight would automatically be added to get the highlight, the brand’s social media rep said.

 

 

 

 

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