For 20 years, the annual compilation, Soca Gold, has been highlighting the hottest riddims during the carnival season throughout the Caribbean. With island flavours creeping up on hits by pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Sia, Soca Gold keeps it authentic by highlighting the acts at the forefront of the sound. The 2017 compilation features 17 tracks from artists like Bunji Garlin, Ricky T, Fay-Ann Lyons, Rikki Jai and Omardath Maharaj. In addition to all the music, Soca Gold is paired with a DVD of footage of this year’s Trinidad & Tobago Carnival that will have you looking forwards to next year when Batabano returns to the Cayman Islands.
Following up 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn returns with a follow-up, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The spy action-comedy sees Colin Firth and Taron Egerton return for the sequel, along with new faces like Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.
Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo takes on the science fiction genre in the black comedy film Colossal. Starring Academy Award–winning actress Anne Hathaway and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis, the movie focuses on Gloria (Hathaway), a down-on-her-luck woman who realises her actions are somehow connected to a giant creature attacking Seoul.
Following the success of his first book, Sports in a Socio-Political Territory, Dr. Dalton E. Watler-Lyons has returned with another fascinating look into the socio-economic structure and the challenges facing the Cayman Islands. Along with contributing authors Dr. Christopher Williams and Dr. Alexander Bodden, in Hope and Trust: Politics, Social Development and Sports, Watler-Lyons backs his findings with a lot of data and research. According to Watler-Lyons, “Few humans are aware of their capabilities until they are facing extreme circumstances.” That’s the point he tries to drive home in the book whilst keeping readers engaged.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Dalton E. Watler-Lyons holds a master’s degree in management, executive master’s degree in sports, sports diploma in training and methodology and a doctorate with a concentration in sports tourism. Formerly, Watler-Lyons was an assistant professor of social science and director of sport at the University College of the Cayman Islands. He currently serves as the deputy chief officer for the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism. Find his book, Hope and Trust, at Books & Books in Camana Bay.