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New-look Crop Over coming

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 16 March 2019

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Carol Roberts-Reifer (left) engages reigning Party Monarch Mikey, who said the new combined competition format was interesting. He said he was looking forward to seeing the criteria. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Many changes are coming to Crop Over 2019. Chief executive officer at the National Cultural Foundation, Carol Roberts-Reifer, made the official announcement yesterday at Ilaro Court during a sponsors’ reception.

Among them is the new Soca Monarch competition, which will be held at the National Botanical Gardens, Waterford, St Michael. This replaces the Soca Royale.

There will no longer be a semi-final component for the Pic-O-De-Crop competition, but rather the 16 calypsonians and a reserve will meet MrBlood in the finals.

In addition, a revamped version of the Cavalcade concept called Bajarama will be held at different locations. (TG)

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