It was no surprise that Ife Alleyne was crowned the winner of the 2014 National Calypso Queen competition which took place on January 19 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.
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$600,000 up for grabs in Chaguanas Carnival
The Chaguanas Carnival Committee is promising a safe and secure Carnival in Central. Speaking with the media on Saturday before the start of auditions for the junior calypso monarch at Renaissance Park, Orlando Nagessar, chairman of the Chaguanas Carnival Committee, said he had discussions last Friday with Senior Supt Johnny Abraham who appointed a police inspector to oversee operations. Nagessar said the police were looking at the routes and the places where bars would be set up to determine how officers would be deployed and the municipal police would also be playing a role in securing the borough for the celebrations. A total of $600,000 in prize money is up for grabs in Chaguanas for Carnival celebrations. This was announced by Anthony Charran, treasurer of the Chaguanas Carnival Committee. Speaking at the audition for places in the senior rounds of the calypso competition, Charran said $70,000 would be paid out to the winners of the junior and senior rounds of the calypso competition. He said he was impressed by the quality of the lyrics from the competitors.
Queens motorcade at the Chaguanas Main Road from 2 pm.
Calypso finals for juniors at the Chaguanas Market Square at 10 am.
Calypso finals for seniors at the Chaguanas Market Square at 5 pm.
Queen pageant at the market square at 7 pm.
Chutney and tassa show at market square at 7 pm.
Junior parade of the bands at Ramsaran St at 2 pm.
J’Ouvert at Ramsaran Street at 5 am.
Pan on the Move at the Chaguanas Main Road at 7 pm.
Parade of the Bands at Ramsaran Street at 10 am.