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Monday, 10 March 2014

Skandalus is Tobago Band of the Year

THE band Skandalus out of Roxborough in East Tobago, led by Nelsia Ashby and Lindy Davidson, with its presentation The King’s Court, took the Tobago Carnival Band of the Year title with a score of 1,058 points as well as the Large Band category following Tuesday’s parade of the the bands in Scarborough.
Second place went to Lue-Ann and Associates presentation, The United Kingdom of Great Britain which earned 1,034 points, followed in third spot by Gloria Stoute Next Generation with 989 points. 

Among the Medium Bands, pride of place went to the Lindsay and Associates’ production Butterfly Utopia with a score of 953 points, followed by Frolic Central (893 points) and Gems City (887 points) in third. 

Minstrels of Tobago, led by Tobago East Member of Parliament Vernella Alleyne-Toppin and her husband Lenn Toppin, with a score of 999 points, won the Small Band title, as well as the Traditional Mas category with 736 points. Second and third among Small Bands were Mas Masters (903 points) and Francis and Associates (843 points). 

In the Traditional Mas category, placing second was SRC LM and Associates (721 points), followed by the Mason Hall Village Council Folk Performing Group (693 points). 

Meanwhile, Tobago police officials reported Carnival celebrations on the sister island as being by and large incident free. “The Carnival period was really incident free. Nothing to report on for Carnival Monday and except for a minor scuffle on Tuesday night in Scarborough, that day was incident free as well,” states Snr Supt Jules in an interview with Newsday. He reported that Carnival festivities in Roxborough went ahead “beautifully.


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