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Munro thanks firefighters for swift action
Chairman of Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF), William Munro, yesterday thanked the Fire Service and the police for ensuring the C2k13 edition of the Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch and Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch competitions passed off without any major incidents at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on Friday.
His comments came after a fire during the Groovy competition caused a slight disruption in the proceedings. “I want to thank the firemen for getting it under control,” Munro said yesterday. “There was proper planning down to the last end. But sometimes you have to make allowances for unforseen incidents. The firemen responded quickly and got things under control. I want to thank the police. They too, provided a lot of good security. The public also displayed good behaviour. I would say it was a fantastic show.”
Soca superstar Destra Garcia had just exited the stage when the fire started on the roof of the facility. Realising the possibility for panic, presenters Marc Anthony and Wendell Constantine kept the crowd pacified by instructing the Slam DJ to play I’s The Fireman. Constantine said, “Nothing can stop a real party...The people want water.”
Meanwhile, artistic director Vincent Rivers, members of the Soca Unit and other musicians sprung into action and began to sort out the situation. Eventually, the show moved on without any major hiccups again.