Congrats to Crop Over winners
By Carol Martindale | Mon, August 06, 2012 - 12:01 AM
TODAY Crop Over 2012 climaxes with Grand Kadooment and thousands of revellers will be jamming on the streets.
Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has already called this year’s festival a success.
Over the weekend amid a crush of activities, Barbados also hailed calypso king Red Plastic Bag (RPB), who took home his tenth crown and celebrates 30 years in the business this year.
Li’l Rick also took home the inaugural Foreday Morning Stag Jam Tune, and Mikey won his third calypso title this season – the People’s Monarch.
Readers have been busy congratulating these winners.
On RPB’s win, some said they had him to take the crown from the start of the competition.
Krissy Chase: “Congrats to you, RPB. I had you to win from the start.”
Shelly A Austin: “Congratulations to you, RPB.”
Dorian Brome: “RPB simply the best after 30 years. I’ve been a [fan] since 1982 when you sang Mr Harding Can’ Burn . . . .”
Debra Godding: “RPB is the best . . . man he sweet. Lyrical master from the start of his career.”
Tracey Lorde: “Congrats, RPB, big fan to the bone. Love it.”
Alison Toppin: “If ya sweet ya sweet. Ten times sweet. Congratulations to the master.”
Tanya Alleyne: “King of the east. Congrats, RPB.”
With Li’l Rick’s win after Saturday morning’s Foreday Morning Jam, readers were also posting their congratulations to the man who calls himself Mr Crop Over.
Lisa Hinkson: “Congrats, Mr Hit Rick.”
Mhizz Keke Donly: “Congrats, Li’l Rick. It’s about time after all the good songs you put out.”
Yvette Carless: “Congrats, it’s about time.”
Peter Estwick: “Congrats, Rick.”
Mikey, who already pulled off the big Party Monarch and Sweet Soca wins at Soca Royale held at Bushy Park two weekends ago, was again the focus of readers when he was in the winner’s circle last Friday.
Tracia J. Gilkes: “Congrats, Mikey. Blessings.”
Marcelle Benn: “Congrats, Mikey, you did well. When you give you get your blessing from the Almighty. You deserve everything you get. Keep on doing good and God will grant you the strength.”
Keisha Callender: “Sweet Soca Monarch, Party Monarch, People’s Monarch, next is the Road March. Hard work is paying off for you now, Mikey. Keep the music coming and keep your charity going as well. You deserve every bit of it.”
Bernadette Greenidge: “Congrats. Way to go, Mikey. It really is your year. What a great comeback. One love.”
Beverly A. Clarke: “Way to go Mikey . . . . This is your time.”
Carol Martindale is the NATION’s Online Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
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