Reginald Tokaay

Reginald Tokaay has

a passion for culture.


There are some people that from the very moment you first encounter them, they leave a lasting impression on you. That’s Reginald Tokaay. He’s what we’d define as a real saltfish, or “dushi”, which in Papiamento means sweetheart, among other pleasant things.

My colleague Gary Cardinez dubbed him the Mayor of Curaçao because it seemed to us during a recent trip to the island that everyone in Curaçao knows Tokaay and they all just love him. The affable tour guide goes far beyond the call of duty to ensure those in his care remain happy, healthy and safe throughout their visit.


If yuh like bacchanal and lacouray, yuh will love the Kaiso Showkase calypso tent.

The long-standing Palms Club, San Fernando, tent is dripping with sarcasm and laugh-and-hold-your-belly humour.

Blisters happen from time to time. Whether they form on the hands from hard work; on the feet from shoes; or just going barefoot, they’re an aggravation. Potentially, they are a gateway to more serious conditions, if left untreated. Here’s how foot blisters happen, and can be prevented.

“NOTHING seems to make sense anymore,” David Rudder sings on repeat in “State of the Nation”—his pore-raising commentary about where our society is heading. David Bishop and MX Prime (Edghill Thomas) added their vocals to the track in which Rudder addresses crime and corruption.

Maria Bhola is a brilliant calypsonian whose lyrics are imbued with narratives that tackle social issues and advocate for the downtrodden with equal parts empathy and rage. When she delves into hard issues, she is not willing to simply make noise; in fact, according to Bhola, “When I sing, it must be that I have something to say.”