Land surveyor Ivan Laughlin has designed and overseen urban planning projects for several decades.
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Chutney Soca monarch to be crowned tonight
The stage is set for a new Chutney Soca Monarch this evening at Skinner Park, San Fernando. A total of 17 contestants will come up against 2012 monarch Kris KI Persad in an attempt to wrestle the crown from him and walk away with the $1 million first prize. Bets have been placed on KI retaining the crown.
Others are risking their money on the more experienced of the lot, like six time monarch Rikki Jai and Drupatee Ramgoonai who is going into the competition with 35 years experience. Drupatee is among four female contenders. The others are Sally Sagram, Michelle Xavier and Hemlata Dindial. Bollywood superstar Kunal Ganjawala who is also making a guest appearance, arrived yesterday.
Order of appearance
Pos Name Name Of Song
1 Hemlatha Dindial Kar Kar Ai
2 Adesh Samaroo 21
3 Saleem Beharry (Stinky) Park Up Meh Car
4 Omadath Maraj Bacchanal
5 Rikki Jai Ent Yuh Know
6 Roger Hinds (Guyana) Chutney For My Larki
7 Raymond Ramnarine I Eh Marriedin No More
8 Lalchan Babwah Hunter & Junjeezy Doggy Ruff
9 Ki Persad (Defending Champion ) Friends For To Night
10 Sally Sagram Wine On Meh
11 Anil Bheem Freelancer
12 Michelle Xavier Indian Man
13 Veekash Sahadeo No Strings Attached
14 Devon Samuel (Prophet Benjamin) No Lokani
15 Kenneth Supersad Bad Talking Woman
16 Rick Ramoutar Mr Bachelor
17 Drupatee Ramgoonai Indian Gyal