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Wet road to Soca Royale

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Wet road to Soca Royale

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FANS GOING TO Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip, next Sunday (July 25) are being promised a rollicking time with the calypsonians expected to revel in the new setting in St Philip.  However, heavy rain promises to provide a challenge for the completion of a new paved road leading into the venue. Yesterday, the road leading to the venue was a mushy, marly area as heavy-duty vehicles were idle as well as the pavers who were expected to provide a wide and well-paved road for the residents living opposite Bushy Park as well as the entrance into the popular car-racing venue.When the SATURDAY SUN team visited the area yesterday, just a few residents were around, sheltering in their verandahs and showing little interest in the construction of stalls or other preparations going on inside the Bush Park venue.  Unlike what one would expect in the Bank Hall and Bush Hall, St Michael areas, there were no stalls being erected by nearby Bushy Park residents who might have wanted to capitalise on the influx of human traffic.When asked about stalls being set up by the residents, one guy responded: “You would have to check inside [Bushy Park] ’cause we don’t have anything so set up here.”Music, food and drinks are expected to be in abundance, but unless the rain holds up or the workers can miraculously pave the new road in such a short time, the residents might make more of a killing selling boots or plastic bags to cover and protect the fashionable footware that soca fans will be sporting. (KB)