Spicemas Corporation Announces Semifinalists for the 2024 Calypso Monarch Competition

(St. George’s, Grenada) 24 July 2024 - The Spicemas Corporation (SMC) is delighted to announce the 25 semifinalists for the 2024 Calypso Monarch competition. After intense judging of 60 Calypsonians across five Calypso Tents from Friday 19 July to Tuesday 23 July 2024, these talented artistes have risen to the top, showcasing their lyrical prowess and captivating performances.   "The calibre of talent we have seen this year is truly outstanding," said Cecil Noel, CEO of Spicemas Corporation. "Our calypsonians…

Miss Carriacou Queen Contestant Tops Beauty with a Purpose Initiative

The Miss Carriacou and Petite Martinique Queen contestant, Sashelle Alves, has topped the Beauty with a Purpose initiative judged on Saturday, 20 July at the Olympic House, Morne Rouge. Her platform focused on ending violence against women and girls, which saw her carry out several awareness initiatives on her home island of Carriacou days before Hurricane Beryl ravaged the island. All seven carnival queen contestants presented their chosen platforms that had a meaningful impact on their communities.   "The Beauty…

Calypso Tent Judging Kicks off on Friday

  (St. George’s, Grenada) 19 July 2024 - The Spicemas Corporation (SMC) will commence judging the Calypso Tents on Friday, 19 July, continuing daily until Tuesday, 23 July 2024. These events promise to showcase the extraordinary talent and creativity of Grenada’s Calypsonians as they compete for glory in the 2024 Calypso Monarch competition. This year, 60 calypsonians from 5 Calypso Tents are expected to take part, marking the preliminary round of competition. From these, 25 semifinalists will be selected to…

Spicemas Corporation Congratulates Semifinalists of Groovy and Power Soca Competitions

Following six exhilarating days of competition, the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) is thrilled to announce the semifinalists for the 2024 Groovy & Power Soca Monarch competition. The preliminary round, held from Wednesday 10 July to Monday, 15 July at the Tanteen Netball Court, showcased the exceptional talent of nearly 200 Grenada’s new and seasoned Soca artistes.  CEO of the SMC Cecil Noel remarked, "The level of talent displayed on stage was nothing short of phenomenal. Each artiste brought their unique energy…

Spicemas 2024 To Focus on Relief Efforts Following Hurricane Beryl

The Board of Directors of Spicemas Corporation has unanimously decided to shift the focus of Spicemas 2024 towards supporting relief efforts following the devastating impact of Hurricane Beryl. We understand the significant impact Hurricane Beryl had on our brothers and sisters in Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique. As one of the statutory bodies of our tri-island state, we feel it is incumbent upon us to assist in the relief efforts and the rebuilding of the affected areas in the best…

Spicemas 2024 is on!

The Spicemas Corporation (SMC) extends its deepest empathy and support to everyone affected by the recent passage of Hurricane Beryl. The directors, management, and staff understand that this disaster has profoundly impacted our community, including many of our stakeholders on mainland Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique. Despite the challenges presented by Hurricane Beryl, the Spicemas Corporation is committed to continuing with the hosting of Spicemas 2024, which climaxes on Tuesday, 13 August 2024. The resilience and spirit of our people…

Spicemas Corporation Outlines Event Requirements and Guidelines with Carnival Event Promoters

(St. George’s, Grenada) 25 June 2024 - The Spicemas Corporation (SMC) hosted a meeting for event promoters on Thursday, 20 June 2024, focusing on the essential requirements and guidelines for hosting events during the 2024 carnival season, from 4 May to 20 August 2024. The meeting was attended by 23 promoters and featured presentations from the SMC and key government stakeholders directly involved in producing Grenada’s largest cultural festival.   Cecil Noel, CEO of the Spicemas Corporation, expressed his satisfaction…

Spicemas 2024 Launches with the Theme ‘An Xplosion of Culture’

The Spicemas Corporation officially launched Spicemas 2024 on Saturday, 4 May 2024, at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium Car Park under the theme, "An Xplosion of Culture." This year's festival promises to showcase the rich tapestry of Grenadian heritage through various cultural events and competitions, culminating on Carnival Tuesday, 13 August 2024.   The festivities commenced with a traditional Mas parade along Melville Street, St. George's, leading to the Kirani James Athletic Stadium Car Park. Punctuated by blowing the conch…

Reigning Carnival Queen Amonai Francis to represent Grenada at the Miss OECS Pageant in Dominica

Reigning Carnival Queen Amonai Francis will represent Grenada at the Miss OECS Pageant in Dominica on Friday, January 12th, 2024. The MISS OECS Pageant is a prestigious regional queen pageant showcasing young women's talent and grace from various Caribbean islands. This pageant allows these talented women to showcase their cultural heritage and promote regional unity. It also serves as a platform for the participants to advocate for critical social issues and positively impact their communities. Miss Francis will compete against…

18 participants graduate from Steelepan workshop

On Friday, December 22, the Spicemas Corporation, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Grenada Steelband Association, held the closing ceremony for the Steelpan Tuning Training Workshop. Eighteen participants graduated from the workshop, learning the art of Steelpan tuning from internationally acclaimed Grenadian-born Steelpan tuner Mr. Dudley Dickson. The workshop spanned over three weeks and provided participants with hands-on training and theoretical knowledge of the intricate process of Steelpan tuning. Graduates of the workshop are now equipped with some of the…