would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jamaican
Veteran Hit-Maker Carl Malcolm and the Positive
Vibration Band to the Arious Family. We at the
Arious Entertainment Group will be the official
management company for the group.
may remember in the mid 70s Carl Malcolm's string of
hits "No Jestering" which was Number 1
on the Jamaican Top 10 Charts, staying on the charts for
17 weeks, and International Super Star Bette Midler
re-did it on her album called "Songs for New
Depression". His next big one was called
"Ms. Wire Waist"; and then came the BIG
HIT "Fatty Bum Bum" which was produced
by Randy's Records (now known as VP Records), it sold
over 3 million, made it to number 3 on the British
Charts, and was very popular around the world.
1980 Carl Malcolm formed the Positive Vibration
Band in the Washington DC area and they have become a
staple in the local Reggae Music scene in Washington DC
and surrounding areas. Additionally, they have had
the opportunity to tour around the world. Over the
years the Positive Vibration band has been made up of
many different combination of musicians. Many have
gone off and has done other things, some have formed
their own bands, but I think after 30 yeas they have
finally found the perfect group. In addition to
Carl, the group consist of his wife "Aneeta"
on Drums and vocals, their son "Tyrone"
on Keyboards (he is also a producer and sound engineer
and practically takes care of everything else), and
finally the last member is a close family friend "Maximus"
who is the rapper of the group (which brings an
interesting flavor to their sound.)
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, Carl Malcolm and the
Positive Vibration celebrates 30 years together.
Come celebrate Carl and The Positive Vibration's major
accomplishment with all of us at Zanzibar
Reggae Superstar Maxi Priest, featuring Benniton - The
Menace, plus from Sierra Leone JR, along with
Carl. DJ Nemesis and Spyder The DJ will be
spinning some nice tunes and provided the vibes.
Tony Carr will be Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are
$25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.
is located at 700 Water Street, S.W. Washington DC, so
come out early and share this special night with Carl
Malcolm and the Positive Vibration Band. For
information regarding Carl Malcolm and the Positive
Vibration band contact me at email@example.com.
HERE or the picture to the left to See Carl Malcolm
and the Positive Vibration perform "No
Jestering and "Wire Waist".
is an interesting article for all of the Michael Jackson
fans who are intrigued with my
sister's relationship with this King of Pop. This
interesting article entitled "Michel Jackson:
Womanizer: Did the Gloved One Have Loved Ones?"
is written by
Dr. Flirpo Carr, which is published and featured
in the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper this week.
Check it out and share your thoughts with us. CLICK
HERE TO READ!
is here, and if you know us then you must know how crucial
October is for us. Yes,
undeniably it's Miami Time, and it's only 1 week
away. Yup, one week before we get away from the
"daily grind" and constant stressing about
everything including our projects, business and careers.
we are breathlessly counting down the days before
heading to lovely Miami...the dazzling ocean, the
beautiful people, the fantastic weather, the delicious
drinks, and the constant "liming" all wrapped
up with the Caribbean Carnival. Oh, what an
incredible time we have every year.
remember the first time experiencing Miami Carnival, and
that was quite a few years ago - way...way back in the
late 80s. Gosh, what fun we had then! Being
as young as we were, despite us operating our own
business it was all about drinking and having fun during
every free moment we had, and Carnival time was no
different. I fondly recall hurriedly closing our
business for the weekend, running home to grab a few
change of clothes, stopping by the liquor store to
purchase our favorite drinks and driving the
approximately 250 miles to Miami for Carnival.
Hummm...how crazy we were then drinking and
driving...unbelievable! Carnival was only a few
yeas old then, and I vividly remember the few
bands, the costumes, the music, the entertainment, the
parties, and all the fun things we did around that
Carnival weekend! Without a doubt...it was enjoyable!
recent years some things have changed quite a bit about
Carnival for us, actually us maturing is the biggest
change. Although Carnival is still fun, we have
been taking time to relax more, enjoy the beaches and
sunsets, and just chill. Moreover, this year after
Carnival we decided to cruise out of Miami to Key West
and Cozumel Mexico for a few days. What a big
change for us...sometimes I think we are getting old
more days before this exciting Miami Carnival weekend
and for those who will be vacationing there for Carnival
please enjoy yourself and be safe.
the way, it is not late to make your reservations for
the After-Miami Carnival Cruise departing Miami on
October 12th, stopping in Key West Florida, as well as
Cozumel Mexico and returning to Miami on October
16th. Currently, this cruise is still quite
affordable, for an Interior Room the cost is $129.00;
for an Ocean View room it's $149.00; and for a Suite the
cost is $479.00. Of course, all your food is
included in this price. So I urge you to
hurry and take advantage of this great deal which is a
savings of approximately 80%. CLICK
HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
Weekend I talked about having nothing to do lately
during the weekends, and of course I received a few
calls from associates who just called to say
"hey", and really didn't have anything to
share with us about what to do around town for
fun. Nonetheless, last weekend turned out to be
all began while Todd was organizing his Calendar last
Saturday morning, he remembered Syndicate Radio
host Michael Baisden (host of his own show The
Michael Baisden Show) announced he would be in town
for the Black Caucus. Additionally, he announced he would
be at Watkins Regional Park in Kettering Maryland
playing tennis with his listeners and fans. Since
Watkins Park is one of our favorite parks and has a very
special place in our hearts (due to it being the place
Todd and had spend every free moment together while
growing up); we decided to go to the park, and if we saw
Michael Baisden, then that would be cool.
completing our errands, we arrived at the park 2 hours
after Mr. Baisden was scheduled to be there, and we knew
he had already left. We however spent time walking
all through the park watching the kids play football, as
well as the cheerleaders - who were doing their thing hyping up
the crowd and cheering/supporting their team. We
then walked over the fields to the carousel, and got
lost in our memories. We reminisced as we walked
over the children's playground and smiled as we saw the
Children coming down the slides, climbing the structures
and flying high (moving back and forth) on the swings. We then strolled
over to the pony area and watched the little kids enjoy
their pony rides. Finally, we walked over to the
farm and was greeted by a beautiful sheep, who seemed to
be attracted to us and kept coming over to say hi.
Walking through the entire farm and checking out all the
animals were really fun and interesting; and it
certainly brought back some wonderful memories about our
young life growing up in Kettering/Largo. In
the next few days, please check my MyCaribbean Page for
pictures of this lovely day!
we were slowly walking back to
our car while chatting and chuckling about all our
"sneaking episodes" (within this park) during our early life
growing up in this Kettering/Largo area, a funny thing
happened. We ran into Mr. Baisden, who should have
been finished with his tennis matches and long gone
(after all, our exploration of the park had taken
several hours.) How Cool...huh - running into Mr.
Baisden after so many hours had passed? Of course,
I had to get a picture with Mr. Baisden (regardless how
I looked that morning.)
my opinion, Mr. Baisden seemed to be exactly as he sound
on the radio, extremely friendly, very outgoing and very
appreciative for his listeners, not to mention very
attractive.. Thank You Mr. Baisden for this
picture and for reaching out for a hug instead of my
must say even though Mr. Baisden's show has always been
interesting, over the years I have gained new respect
for him due to his role and exposure of the Jena 6 issue
some years ago. Additionally, in the past I
mentioned via our e-newsletter that I am happy to see
the exposure he is giving Reggae Star Beres Hammond
along with Mr. Hammond's lovely music. Thanks
Mr. Baisden for all you do!
week with lots of comments from you
regarding my last week E-Newsletter
commentary, and I thank you for these
interesting and thought provoking
many continues to send e-mails regarding saying a Prayer
for President Obama. especially since the hateful poll
about his life was added and later removed from
Facebook! Many of our on-line family have asked
that we all pray that he and his family is kept safe
am eager to hear your thoughts on all
I wrote above, so I look forward to
having you share them with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
forget about the "Eric Williams
'School Bag' Essay Competition.
Williams-Connell (The late Prime
Minister of Trinidad Dr. Eric Williams
daughter) sent information regarding
this biennial "Eric Williams
'School Bags' Essay Competition.
Please read all the details about this
competition by clicking the link below
where I have indicated.
the children, yours is the great
responsibility to educate your
parents, teach them to live together
in harmony....To your tender and
loving hands, the future of the
Nation is entrusted. In your
innocent hearts, the pride of the
Nation is enshrined. On your
scholastic development, the
salvation of the Nation is
dependent....you carry the future of
Trinidad and Tobago in your school
"Eric Williams 'School Bags'
Essay Competition is sponsored by The
Eric Williams Memorial Collection
(EWMC) at The University of the West
Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
The contest is being offered to
all final year Sixth Form
students (or equivalent) in the former
and current British-colonized
Caribbean countries: Anguilla,
Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
British Virgin Islands, Cayman
Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts &
Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent &
the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago,
and Turks and Caicos. It will be
held from September 2009 through
January 31, 2010. Winners will be
announced on April 30, 2010.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT THIS
COMPETITION AND FOR THE DETAILS!
would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the
family and friends of Mr. Garth Roach, who was a
wonderful father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle
and friend of many in the local Caribbean Carnival
Community. Sadly Mr. Roach passed on earlier this
week and his family is pretty devastated. To all
of Mr. Roach loved ones, please hold dear to your
heart the lovely memories you shared with him.
As I close, I ask
that you please check out our "Featured
Events" below! Additionally log on to our
page to see all the events we are informed of.
you would like to share your thoughts on any of the issues
feel free to send it directly to me at: email@example.com.
Have a lovely
and safe weekend!
out our "Featured Events" listed below.
there are several events taking place, so to view all the
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4, 2009 - Miami Florida
11, 2009 - Washington DC
11, 2009 - Miami Florida
11, 2009 - Miami Florida
17, 2009 - Brentwood Maryland
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a few weeks bofore this cruise leaves the Port of Miami,
Arious Entertainment and My Caribbean for The
Miami-Broward Carnival "After Carnival Cruise".
A 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Starting at
$129.00/per double occupancy (a substantial savings of up
to 80% off the brochure price of $849.00).
Miami on October
12, 2009, and
making stops in (1) Key West: for us to explore the
beautiful island, and to get a taste of its signature
dessert-the Key Lime Pie; and (2) Cozumel Mexico for us to
discover the ancient Maya ruins, as well as to play on the
white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen on the mainland.
Finally we return to Miami
on October 16, 2009.
note while on the ship all meals are included (24 hours a
day,) with lots of fun and exciting things to do while
aboard including a casino, live shows, entertainment,
games, dancing and lots more.
learn all about this exciting cruise and to book your
ticket now click on the picture below. Once on the
Cruise Travel Page, scroll down and select the October
to learn all the details.
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THE LINK TO LEARN ALL THE DETAILS AND TO MAKE YOUR
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS CRUISE
CAN ALSO CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THIS FANTASTIC