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King Sailors return for Dimanche Gras

All of us are sailors who came here from dis­tant lands with sto­ries to tell.

The tales of those voy­ages will be por­trayed on the hats of those King Sailors who will grace the stage at this Sun­day’s Di­manche Gras show at the Car­ni­val City, Queens Park Sa­van­nah.

Iwer surges into Soca Monarch final

Rid­ing the wave of not one, but two Road March con­tenders, Neil Iw­er George is among the list of names of fi­nal­ists for the In­ter­na­tion­al So­ca Monarch com­pe­ti­tion.

George sealed his fi­nal spot with his per­for­mance of Stage Gone Bad short­ly be­fore 11pm on Sun­day, hours af­ter per­form­ing the song along­side Kes the Band and his oth­er col­lab­o­ra­tion Con­tender 'Conch Shell' with Machel Mon­tano at Pres­tige in San Fer­nan­do.

Sando masmen happy with 2020 parade route

With Car­ni­val less than a month away a route has fi­nal­ly been agreed up­on for the Pa­rade of Bands in San Fer­nan­do, but it still has to be ap­proved by the po­lice.

Band lead­ers met with San Fer­nan­do may­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo on Mon­day evening at the Skif­fle Bunch pa­n­yard where they agreed on the new route which in­cludes a change in the judg­ing point.

The po­lice is in charge of se­cu­ri­ty and traf­fic man­age­ment in the south­ern city so the route must get their ap­proval.

Jagessar: Revive mas in Sando

Mas in San Fer­nan­do is dy­ing and tra­di­tion­al mas no longer seems at­trac­tive to young chil­dren but leg­endary mas icon Li­onel Jages­sar and his son Ju­nior are de­ter­mined to change this.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia dur­ing a tour of his mas camp by stu­dents of Win­der­mere Pri­vate School on Mon­day, Jages­sar said the par­tic­i­pa­tion of chil­dren in Kid­dies Car­ni­val had de­clined be­cause of the age of the in­ter­net.

News Carnival King & Queen show ‘back where it belongs’

The Car­ni­val King and Queen com­pe­ti­tion is back where it be­longs. This is the sen­ti­ment of two-time Car­ni­val King Wade Madray as he weighed in on the fi­nals of the com­pe­ti­tion be­ing re­turned to Di­manche Gras.

“It’s ex­act­ly what it was sup­posed to be. It’s tra­di­tion. It’s the role of the Mer­ry Monarch. The Mer­ry Monarch rings in Car­ni­val,” he said.

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