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SuperBlue to be given keys to Point Fortin
Nine-time Road March winner Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons is to be given the keys to the Borough of Point Fortin during its 33rd anniversary celebration on April 30. Point Fortin mayor Clyde Paul said this is among a number of initiatives being undertaken to honour their son of the soil for his outstanding achievement in 2013.
After a hiatus of almost 13 years, SuperBlue’s historic return to the Carnival stage saw him capturing not only the Soca Monarch crown, honours shared with Machel Montano, and the Road March title, but he set a new record of having his winning song played 511 times on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
Machel came a distant second with his Float being played 56 times. Paul said the sod will be turned on a piece of land on February 28, near to where SuperBlue was born, in Point Fortin, to construct a children’s play park, which will be known as the SuperBlue Children’s Playpark. He said a street close to the playpark will also be named Austin Lyons Street.
“On April 30, which is the actual day Point Fortin became a borough 33 years ago, SuperBlue will be given the Keys to the Borough. “Friday May 4, the Friday before Pan-on-the-Move in Point Fortin, will be dubbed Super Friday and SuperBlue would be seen in all of his glory, parading the streets,” the mayor said.
He added that in the past the borough has honoured SuperBlue, Iwer George, Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins, as well as other outstanding national sporting personalities. “This one is extraordinary and which is why we have to give the kind of acclaim that fits this tremendous achievement,” Paul said.
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