Friday, February 27, 2009

Mas Toronto - 2009 Caribana Presentation



Mas Toronto 2009 Calendar of Events


Date: Sunday May 31,2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit"
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boarding Time: 12:00(noon)


Band Launching: Into D'Wild
Date: Saturday June 6th, 2009
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location:Thornhill Community Centre
Address: 7755 Bayview Avenue


Annual Summer Cruise
Date: Sunday Friday July 24 2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit'
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 8:30 pm - 12.30am
Boarding Time: 8:30pm (noon)


Date: Sunday September 6th, 2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit'
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boarding Time: 12:00pm (noon)



Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 Band of the Year

Large Band of the Year (George Bailey Award)
  1. Brian MacFarlane - Africa: Her People, Her Glory, Her Tears
  2. Trini Revellers - Sweet T&T—A Tribute To T&T
  3. Legacy - Kingdom of the Dragon
  4. Island People - Heaven on Earth

Medium Band of the Year (Harold Saldenah Award)
  1. Ronnie & Caro - The Mas Band- Bakkanal
  2. Trevor Wallace - Dance Yuh Dance
  3. D'Krewe - Iere Virgin Paradise

Small Band of the Year (Lil Hart Award)
  • De Midas T&T - Empires of De Sun

Large Junior Band of the Year
  • Rosalind Gabriel and Associates - National Pride

Medium Junior Band of the Year

  • Classic Productions - Heighten

Small Junior Band of the Year

  • Spence Productions - The Rainbow Cycle

Mini Junior Band of the Year

  • Rosemary Perkins - Sunny

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Road March for 2009

2009 Road March results:
  1. Faye-Ann Lyons (Meet Super Blue)
  2. Destra Garcia (Bachannal)
  3. Machel Montano (Wild Antz)

Monday, February 23, 2009

The ABC's of Carnival

I spotted this article in the online version of the T&T Express and thought is was really cute. Hope all masqueraders are having a time on de road!!!

The ABC's of Carnival
by Marguerite Gordon (Trinidad & Tobago Express)

A is for attention - be aware of what is going on around you, who's looking at who, where your partner is and where you are.


B is for bold - some of these players are very...well bold. So you have to be a bit bold too. Dance with others and let others dance with your partner, but know how to firmly reclaim your 'territory'. B is also for the band, and no, not the musical kind, but a band of masqueraders in their costumes moving together and having a ball in the streets.

C is for Calypsonians, those wonderful, witty and (mostly) wise men and women who are the stars of this festival. C is also for "chipping", that laid back, slow, easy way to move in your band and last for two days. Don't forget to bend your knees!

D is for the drinks and daredevils. Drink and be merry, but always have a designated driver; and dare to do something crazy, like dying your hair to match your costume, or flirting with someone you never did before and do not intend to do so after Carnival.

E is for energy. You have to have a lot of it. Make sure you walk and or join a gym before Carnival to get ready for your time on the road.

F is for fun, fun, fun, as well as some innocent flirting.

G is for great food, great music, great parties and great costumes.

H is for the hot and spicy soup, especially the corn variety in Trinidad, that is a must at Carnival time.

I is for - "I man having fun!"

J is for jumping up in the band.

K is for kiss; a quick one stolen from someone you've had your eye on. Just be sure they don't belong to someone else!

L is for loving your life and all the fun you're having at Carnival.

M is for manners. If you bump into someone or step on some toes, still apologise quickly; you can never be having so much fun that you forget your manners. And M is for mas too, that's what you're playing!

N is for no, thank you. Feel free to use it whenever: if you don't want to dance, or accept that drink from a stranger, or go mingle with a different group.

P is for the pandemonium of the music and the sweet sound of the steel pans, the heart and soul of Carnival.

Q is for quick. You have to move quickly to get up front, to get that drink, to get back to your wayward partner. Just who is she/he flirting with?

R is for rest. Catch up on some down time when you have the chance; the best time is when the band is resting too. Just grab a seat and rest your feet.

S is for swivel neck action, that quick, smooth turn of the head when players are looking at some gorgeous member of the opposite sex.

T is for tight. Try not to have you or your costume too tight.

U is for useless, as in why try and stop the bacchanal? Just give in!

V is for victory. You are sure your band has won, the crowd adored your costumes, and you have survived two days on the road!

W is for wining and water. Drinks lots of water to stay hydrated as you gyrate your hips - that's the wining that doesn't involve grapes - to the Carnival beat.

X is for X marks the spot, when he or she finally caught your eye.

Y is for yummy. Did you see that fine looking specimen that just passed?

Z is for zealot, a Carnival zealot that is, because that's exactly what you'll be after one trip to Trinidad and Tobago for carnival!

Dimanche Gras Results

QUEEN OF CARNIVAL RESULTS:
1. Kadaffi Romney - Manzandaba in Flight (Brian Mac Farlane) - 424
2. Tamara Alleyne Gittens - Fairy Dust (Kaotic) - 417
3. Pamela Gordon - First Lady of the Chinese Court - 397
4. Lisa Peters - Lady Shanghai (The Dream Team) - 396
5. Joan Mohammed - Madam Hypnotist (Fireworks Promotions) - 394 (TIE)
5. Gloria Dallsingh - Vision of D’Sea (Ivan Kalicharan) - 394 (TIE)
7. Leslie-Ann Boisselle - A Musical Ensemble – Pan & Brass - 380
8. Lenore Caterson - The Sacred Bird in the Kingdom of the Dragon - 374
9. Rennee Joseph - Mama Bois - 361


KING OF CARNIVAL RESULTS:
1. Stephen Alexi - Ndlovu in Search (Brian Mac Farlane) - 436
2. Curtis Eustace - Apollo’s Lust (Evolution Carnival) - 428
3. Glen Turnbull - Flight of D’ Golden Sun Lord - 423
4. Wade Madray - The Way of Zen (Mark Antoine and Legacy) - 413
5. Roland St. George - Yucahu, Atiba’s Son (D’Krew) - 411
6. Aaron Kalicharan - Spirit of the Ocean - 407
7. Fareid Carvalho - Vegas Jumbie - 403
8. Lionel Jagessar Jr. - Torngasak, The Ultimate Drummer of the Woodlands - 397

9. Leroy Prieto - Onaga - 388
10. Theophilus Simmons - Legend of the Chinese Dragon (Mark Antoine and Legacy) - 386


CALYPSO MONARCH RESULTS:
1. Dr. Hollis Liverpool - (Chalkdust) - Ah Not In Dat - 434
2. Joanne Rowley (Tigress) - Yuh Ent See Wajang Yet - 426
3. Winston Scarborough (The Original De Fosto) - Could We Rise Again - 425
4. Brian London - A Nation’s Son - 424
5. Kizzie Ruiz - Class Language - 414
6. Sandra Des Vignes-Millington (Singing Sandra) - Ghetto of Your Mind - 412
7. Michael Osouna (Sugar Aloes) - Obama The First - 409 (TIE)
7. Ann Marie Parks Kojo Twiggy) - One for Obama - 409 (TIE)
7. Winston Peters (Gypsy) - Supply and Demand - 409 (TIE)
10. Karen Asche - Babylon - 401
11. Dexter Parsons (Stinger) - Our Environmental Engineers - 400
12. Carlos James (Skatie) - On Solid Ground - 397
13. Anthony Hendrickson (All Rounder) - Help Your Children First - 396
14. Weston Rawlins (Cro Cro) - Ah Feeling Shame - 396
15. Mark John (Contender) - Yuh Cyar Buy One - 392
16. Errol Ballantyne (Bally) - Amigo - 386

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass


With March Break fast approaching you may be thinking of activities for the kids that won't break the budget during the recession. Well check out the Museum and Arts Pass (MAP). Family Passes are available for many of Toronto's museums, galleries and more. All that is required is a valid Toronto Library Card and you're good to go.

Check out the link for more info: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/spe_ser_museum_arts_pass.jsp

Single Pan Bands National Finals Results

Results:
  1. La Horquetta (LH) Pan Groove
  2. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Band
  3. Trinidad East Side Symphony of Malick
  4. Trinidad Nostalgic
  5. La Creole Pan Groove

Panorama Results - Large Band Category

Congratulations to the Silver Stars Steel Orchestra......2009 Panorama Champions!!

Results:
  1. Silver Stars Steel Orchestra - First in De Line - 469 points
  2. Phase II Pan Groove - Magic Drum - 468 points
  3. Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars - Pan Rivalry - 460 points
  4. WITCO Desperadoes - Pan Redemption - 458 points
  5. bp Renegades - Dr. Jit - 457 points
  6. Sagicor Exodus - Festival Time - 456.5 points
  7. Petrotrin Siparia Deltones - I'm Not Drunk - 450.5 points
  8. BPTT Redemption Sound Setters - First in De Line - 442 points

Saturday, February 21, 2009

TUCO Champions 2009

TUCO bMobile Extempo and Calypso Categories Final:

2009 Extempo

  1. Joseph Vautor-La Placeliere (Lingo)
  2. Winston Peters (Gypsy)

Social Commentary

  1. Brian London – Nation's Song
  2. Dexter Parsons (Stinger) – Our Environmental Engineers
  3. Ann Marie Parks –Kojo (Twiggy)
  4. Anthony Hendrickson ( All Rounder) – Help Your Children First
  5. Eunice Peters – Why Lord?

Humorous Commentary

  1. Victor McDonald ( Mr. Mack) – "Cry Babies"
  2. LLewelyn MacIntosh (Short Pants) – Discrimination
  3. Alpha John (Brother Alpha) – Understanding the Prlem
  4. Sheldon Bullen (Sheldon Nugget) – Victims of Horn
  5. Cuthbert George (Wizard of ID) – The Singing Mad Man

Political Commentary

  1. Joanne Rowley (Tigress) – Yuh Ent See Wajang Yet
  2. Kurt Allen – Speedy Recovery
  3. Anthony Hendrickson (All Rounder) – WhatYuh Fire Meh For?

Soca Chutney

  1. Asha Kamachee (Sweet Heart) – Yuh See
  2. Heeralal Rampertap – Ah Tired
  3. Lynette Steele (Lady Gypsy) – No Lookanee
  4. Daneison Moses (Dee Diamond) – 75%Proof
  5. Abigail Estrada – Meh Nannie

Soca Monarch Results.....Fay ann wins it all.......

Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez. Photo: Anthony Harris
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

Groovy Soca Monarch Results:

  1. Faye-Ann Lyons-Alvarez (woohoo!!)
  2. Shurwayne Winchester
  3. Benjai
  4. Zoelah

Power Soca Monarch Results:

  1. Faye-Ann Lyons-Alvarez (woohoo!!)
  2. Bunji Garlin
  3. Iwer George
  4. Blaxx

bMobile Peoples Choice:
Faye-Ann Lyons-Alvarez

Friday, February 20, 2009

National Junior Panoroma Results

RESULTS - NATIONAL JUNIOR PANORAMA 2009

13 & Under

  1. St. Margaret's Boys' A.C. - Band From Space

  2. Bishop Anst/Trinity Coll East Sec - The Party Now Start

  3. CASAETAL Steel Orchestra - Madness

  4. Febeau Government Primary - Pan In Danger

  5. Diego Martin Boys' R.C. - Heavy T Bumper

  6. Tdad & Tgo Cadet Force Steel Orch - Radica Why Yuh Leave

16 & Under

  1. Mt. Hope Secondary - Sailing

  2. St. Margaret's Boys' Steel Orch - Unknown Band

  3. Bishop Anst/Trinity Coll East Sec - Pace

  4. Starlift Junior Steel Orch - Pan Baby

  5. Harmonites Junior Steel Orc - Say Say

21 & Under

  1. bp Renegades Youth - A Blue Crescendo

  2. St. Augustine Senior Comp - River Lime

  3. Trinity All Generations Steel Wild and Wonderful

  4. Success Stars Pan Sounds - Dangerous

  5. Woodbrook Secondary - Blue Crescendo

  6. El Dorado East Secondary - Ecstasy

  7. St. Francois Girls' College - Heavy T Bumper

  8. Tamana Pioneers Juniors - Radica

  9. San Fernando Secondary Comp - Marajin

  10. Ste. Madeleine Secondary - Two Days

Single Pan Finalists - Order of Appearance

  1. Belmont Hi Larks - Just Right
  2. San Juan All Stars - We Ain't Going Home
  3. Shades In Steel - Jumbie
  4. Trinidad East Side - Symphony Dis Party Is It
  5. Scrunters Pan Groove - Shake It
  6. Angostura W/brook Playboyz - Flag Party
  7. Curepe Polyphonics - Fire In the Area
  8. T&T Defence Force - Teaser
  9. Gonzales Sheikers - Happy
  10. Pan On the Move - Wild & Wonderful
  11. St. James Tripolians - Doh Back Back
  12. L.H. Pan Groove - Unknown Band
  13. La Creole Pan Groove - Jab Jab
  14. Trinidad Nostalgic - Doh Try Dat
  15. San Juan East Side Symphony - Bahia Gyul
  16. SWMCOL Pan Family - Wine On Something

Admission is $40. Seating will be available at the Down Town Stands, South Quay, Port of Spain. Competition starts at 7:00 pm

Panorama Winners - Small and Medium Band Categories

RESULTS

Small Conventional:
  1. Arima Golden Symphony: 439 points

  2. San City Steel Symphony: 434 points

  3. Tornadoes: 432 points

  4. Panasonic Connection: 431.5 points

  5. Tunapuna All Stars: 414 points

  6. Casablanca: 413 points

  7. Laventille Serenaders: 408.5 points

  8. Fascinators Pan Symphony: 400.5 points


Medium Conventional:
  1. Clico Sforzata: 473 points

  2. NLCB Buccooneers: 471 points

  3. Courts Sound Specialists: 468 points

  4. Katzenjammers: 467.5 points

  5. Carib Dixieland: 465 points

  6. Valley Harps: 460 points

  7. Couva Joylanders: 453.5 points

  8. Arima Angel Harps: 452.5 points

Bois King....National Stick Fighting Championships

King of the Rock:

Anderson Marcano


Team Results:

1st place - Ortois Gayelle

2nd place - Longdenville Gayelle

3rd place - Gran Chemin Gayelle

Calypso Monarch Finals - Order of Appearance

Order of appearance of the finalists on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Queen's Park Savannah.
  1. Dexter Parsons (The Stinger)—Our Environmental Engineers

  2. Karene Asche—Babylon

  3. Mark John (Contender)—Yuh Cyar Buy One

  4. Sandra Des Vignes Millington (Singing Sandra)—Ghetto of your Mind

  5. 5. Winston Scarborough (D’ Original De Fosto Himself)—Could We Rise Again

  6. 6. Anthony Hendrickson (All Rounder)—Help Your Children First

  7. 7. Dr Hollis Liverpool (Chalkdust)—Ah Not in Dat

  8. 8. Michael Osouna (Sugar Aloes)—Obama the First

  9. 9. Joanne Rowley (Tigress) —Yuh Ent See Wajang Yet (I love this song)

  10. 10. Ann Marie Parks-Kojo (Twiggy)—One for Obama

  11. 11. Winston Peters (Gypsy)—Supply and Demand

  12. 12. Brian London—A Nation’s Son

  13. 13. Weston Rawlins (Cro Cro)—Ah Feeling Shame

  14. 14. Errol Ballantyne (Bally)—Amigo

  15. 15. Carlos James (Skatie) —On Solid Ground

  16. 16. Kizzie Ruiz—Class Language

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SOUL

I completely missed the premiere of SOUL last week but you can catch tonight's episode at 9 p.m. on Vision TV. This new Canadian TV series was filmed in Halifax and features Canadian R&B songstress Keshia Chanté in the lead role.

About The Series
SOUL revolves around Mahalia Brown.

A young gospel singer with the Keystone Sanctuary Youth Choir, Mahalia has an unforgettable voice and an overwhelming passion for music. It's her elixir of life.

It's also her potion for commotion. When she puts it out there, nobody can resist. Not her choir director Dee Dee Washington. Not gospel powerhouse Isaiah Hunter from Cleveland Temple. And certainly not R&B producer Jamil Foster.

By the end of the first episode, Jamil has discovered Mahalia. He whispers eductively: "God has given you an amazing voice; let me make you a star."

But Mahalia also hears the voice of her father, Pastor Clinton Brown: "I named you Mahalia for a reason. Serve God and God alone. He'll take your voice where it needs to go."

Mahalia is at a crossroads. She loves the church, she loves God … but she also has a musical gift that she wants to share with the whole world. Can she have it all? Can she be spiritual in a material world? SOUL follows her struggle to answer this question.

Mahalia's older brother Malcolm has no such concerns: he wants to be a music producer, and the type of music doesn’t matter. To this end, he's hooked up with Jason, a white DJ with street cred, and with the United Nations, a street gang with big ambitions, led by the formidable Shaka.

Mahalia's father, the pastor of Keystone Sanctuary, has concerns of his own. He’s the one who brought Dee Dee, a former R&B star, into the church. But Dee Dee's troubled past and her approach to leading the choir has ruffled some feathers. Meanwhile, Clinton's wife Roslyn is doing her best to make sure Dee Dee doesn't find her way into the good pastor’s heart.

With best friends Samson and Alicia beside her, Mahalia is setting out on a quest that will take her through many worlds — churches, clubs, gangs, studios — as she tries to make peace between her ambitions and her beliefs. But those friends start to turn away when the journey inspires jealousy and reveals harsh truths — about them, and about Mahalia herself.

SOUL is a series about music and faith in an urban world. It's about honesty, connection and growth — and about trying to do the right thing, no matter what the cost.

Visit the SOUL website for more info about the show: http://www.soultv.ca

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Trinidad Carnival 360

Hey Folks,

Mr. Playhouse, Jef and the whole Toronto-Lime crew are back with Trinidad Carnival 360. Coverage begins tomorrow so be sure to check out the link to see what mischief they get into this Carnival season.

Website: http://www.toronto-lime.com/360/

Monday, February 16, 2009

Calypso Monarch Finalists

Here are the 15 contestants selected to perform at Dimanche Gras, to be held on Carnival Sunday night, at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain:
  • Ann Marie Parks-Kojo – Twiggy – One For Obama
  • Anthony Hendrickson – All Rounder – Help Your Children First
  • Brian London - A Nation's Son
  • Carlos James – Skatie – On Solid Ground
  • Dexter Parsons – The Stinger – Our Environmental Engineers
  • Dr Hollis Liverpool – Chalkdust – Ah Not In Dat
  • Errol Ballantyne – Bally – Amigo
  • Joanne Rowley – Tigress – Yuh Ent See Wajang Yet
  • Karene Asche – Babylon
  • Kizzie Ruiz – Class Language
  • Mark John – Contender – Yuh Cyar Buy One
  • Sandra Des Vignes-Millington – Singing Sandra – Ghetto Of Your Mind
  • Weston Rawlins – Cro Cro – Ah Feeling Shame Shame
  • Winston Peters – Gypsy – Supply And Demand
  • Winston Scarborough – D’ Original De Fosto Himself – Could We Rise Again

Reserves: Kurt Allen - Cutting Back; Candice Robinson - Inspite Of

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Panorama Finalists - Medium and Large Band Category

Here are the steelband finalists scheduled to perform on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the Queen's Park Savannah (not in order of appearance)

Medium Band Category:

  • CLICO Sforzata - Bandoleros composed by Miguel Reyes
  • NLCB Buccooneers - Dangerous composed by Mark Loquan/Ken Philmore
  • Courts Sound Specialists Of L'tille - D Trini Way composed by Mark Loquan/Ken Philmore/Destra Garcia
  • Carib Dixieland - Brazilian Flag Woman compoased by Amrit Samaroo/Mark Loquan
  • Valley Harps - First In De Line compoased by Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell
  • Katzenjammers - Wild & Wonderful composed by Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell
  • Arima Angel Harps - Ah Blue Crescendo composed by Winston Scarborough
  • Couva Joylanders - Symphony In G composed by Aldwyn Roberts

Large Band Category:

  • Phase 11 Pan Groove - Magic Drum composed by Len Boogsie Sharpe
  • Sagicor Exodus - Festival Time composed by Pelham Goddard/3Canal
  • WITCO Desperadoes - Pan Redemption composed by Jason "Peanuts' Isaacs
  • Silver Stars - First In De Line composed by Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell
  • N&M Trinidad All Stars - Pan Rivalry composed by Leon Smooth Edwards/Larry Harewood
  • bp Renegades - Dr. Jit composed by Winston Scarborough
  • rbtt Redemption Soundsetters - First In The Line composed by Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell
  • Siparia Petrotrin Deltones - I'm Not Drunk composed by Ken Marlon Charles (KMC)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Panorama Finalists - Small Band Category

(not in order of appearance)

  • Arima Golden Symphony
  • Tornadoes
  • Laventille Serenaders
  • San City Steel Symphony
  • Panasonic Connection
  • Casablanca
  • Tunapuna All Stars
  • Fascinators Pan Symphony

Calypso Fiesta

Here are the semi-finalists scheduled to compete at Calypso Fiesta on Saturday at Skinner Park, San Fernando (shocking vibes: The Mighty Shadow is a reserve!!!)
  1. Twiggy — One for Obama
  2. All Rounder — Help Your Children First
  3. Jaw'd — My Delinquent Son
  4. Brian London - A Nation's Son
  5. Candice Robinson - In Spite Of
  6. Skatie — On Solid Ground
  7. Wizard of ID— The Singing Mad Man
  8. Devon Seale - Spirit of Calypso
  9. The Stinger — Our Environmental Engineers
  10. Lady Wonder — Ah Love It Bad
  11. Crazy — Ahead of the Time
  12. Bally — Amigo
  13. Eunice Peters - Why Lord
  14. Singing Francine — Turn Things Around
  15. Flashy Dan — Clean Up Paradise
  16. Chalkdust — Ah Not In Dat
  17. Scrunter — Change Yuh Life
  18. Jervae Caesar - Buy Local
  19. Tigress — Yuh Ent See Wajang Yet
  20. Karen Eccles - Pull Them Square
  21. Karene Asche - Babylon
  22. Kizzie Ruiz - Class Language
  23. Kurt Allen - Cutting Back
  24. Leslie Ann Ellis - De New Yard
  25. Contender — Yuh Cyar Buy One
  26. Nicole Thomas - Embrace Your Role
  27. Mr Chucky — Mud Glorious Mud
  28. Singing Sandra — Ghetto of Your Mind
  29. Sean Daniel - Think Again
  30. Shamika Denoon - Are These My Shoes
  31. Nugget — Things We Must Raise
  32. Mr Mack — Cry Babies
  33. Young Poser —They Not Coming Back
  34. Waltor Taylor - Ordinary Fella
  35. Wendell Etienne — In The Name of True Calypso
  36. Cro Cro — Ah Feeling Shame Shame
  37. Gypsy — Supply and Demand
  38. D'Original De Fosto Himself — Could We Rise Again

Reserves
  • Bro Alpha— Understanding Is The Problem
  • Shadow —Estacy

Chutney Soca Monarch Results

NLCB Chutney Soca Monarch Results

  1. Kenneth Salick - "Radica Why You Leave"
  2. Ravi B (Ravi Bissembhar) - "Doolarie"
  3. Hunter (Lalchan Babwah) - "Jep Sting Naina"
  4. Asha Kamachee - "Kasai Salona"

Soca Monarch Finalists

Here are the finalists for Fantastic Friday......February 20 @ Hasley Crawford Stadium

International Power Soca Monarch category (not in order of appearance)

  • Defending champion Bunji Garlin (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Iwer George (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Fay Ann Lyons Alvarez (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Blaxx (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Berbice (Grenada)
  • Patrice Roberts (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Shurwayne Winchester (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Claudette Peters (Antigua & Barbuda)
  • Skinny Fabulous (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
  • Ricky T (St. Lucia)
  • Khiomal Nurse (Barbados)
  • Lunny Spark and Electrify (Grenada)

International Groovy Soca Monarch category (not in order of appearance

  • Defending champion Shurwayne Winchester (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Faye Ann Lyons (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Biggie Irie (Barbados)
  • Nadia Batson(Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Hunter (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Patch and Mastermind (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Zoelah (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
  • Tizzy and Richard Trumpet (Antigua & Barbuda)
  • Kerwin Dubois (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Benjai (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Zan (Trinidad & Tobago)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Boo to all Groundhogs!!

Well its official......another six weeks of winter according to our furry friends. Happy Groundhog Day!!

It's Unanimous: Willie, Sam and Phil See Shadows On Groundhog Day, Meaning Six
More Weeks Of Winter
Monday February 2, 2009
CityNews.ca Staff

It's unanimous: six more weeks of winter.

Furry forecasters Wiarton Willie, Shubenadacie Sam, and Punxsutawney Phil all saw their shadows on Groundhog Day, meaning another month and a half of frigid cold and snow.

Wiarton Willie is one of Canada's most famous weather prognosticators, and for the last four years in a row he hadn't seen his shadow, signifying an early spring. And over the past 20 years he's only seen his shadow seven times on Groundhog Day.

Those hoping it would be the same story this year were disappointed when he sided with his prognosticating brethren, including Nova Scotia's Shubenadacie Sam and Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil.

Closer to home, BT Bartholomew also saw his shadow, meaning there's seemingly no doubt that we're going to have to endure this already brutal winter a little while longer.



http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_31741.aspx

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