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Juniors ready for battle on stage

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Juniors ready for battle on stage

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THE CANDY PRINCESS (Ric-Anne Brathwaite) will be the first onstage at the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Semi-Finals on Sunday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre starting at 6 p.m.Ric-Anne will be followed by Taryn Princess T Lynch, Teriq Adonis Linton, Tyanna Sweet T Malcolm, Jalani Enforcer Miller, Jazz Jazz Z Gittens, Rashad De Professor Weekes, Nicholas Nik Roach-Holder, Ranesha Confetti Cummins, Adonica AD Shepherd, Myles Myles Z Gittens and T’kayla Li’l T Clarke-Weekes.Eight of these 12 will advance to the finals. At the draw for semi-final positions at a Press launch yesterday at the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Merryhill, Welches, St Michael, Junior Monarch producer Adisa “Aja” Andwele suggested the Tent “is probably the best, or one of the best for 2010”. He thanked the semi-finalists for the “tremendous process” from rehearsals to “the various events”, and Scotiabank for the Junior Monarch’s continued support. Coordinator of festivals for Crop-Over, David Jordan, said he understood the bank “wishes to contribute significantly to a developmental programme which will redound to the overwhelming benefit of youth participating in Crop-Over”. Scotiabank representative Marcelle Greenidge praised the work of the NCF, bandleaders, parents and others who were committed “to encouraging this artistic growth”.Arrangements have been made with the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation for the Junior Monarch winner to perform in Trinidad. (LK)