WE SAY SO: Bring home the crown, Blood
IT’S CARNIVAL TIME again and I, like hundreds of Bajans who left on full flights all week, am in Trinbago for the last five days of festivities for Carnival 2011.
Unlike them, I can’t be “wotless” like Kes The Band at fetes and on the road Carnival Monday and Tuesday for obvious reasons, however.
My presence in Trinidad is work not “wuk”. I recognise the difference and always adhere, Girl Guides’ honour. It is difficult though, the combination of brightly coloured costumes, thousands of revellers on the streets of Port-of-Spain, and the music is like a drug.
That notwithstanding, I hope all Barbadians and fans of Blood will join in supporting him as he makes a bid for the TT$2 million (BDS$632 000) prize, and the chance to become the first non-Trinidadian to win the power soca segment of the bMobile International Soca Monarch competition at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad tonight. There is a special number fans can text to cast their vote, the number to be brought in nation publication when it becomes available. He will be appearing right behind defending champs JW & Blaze.
I will certainly be rooting from my position in the Press area.
WE like it so!
I recently got a copy of a survey seeking feedback from readers about the revamped WE MAGAZINE, which I have had the pleasure of working on for the past year.
It was rather pleasing to note that almost 90 per cent of you enjoy the current format and I want to personally thank you for buying and reading, but most importantly for letting us know what we are doing right, and the things we need to improve.
We noted the areas you wanted to see more of prior to the changeover from GROOVE to WE and it is great that we have been able to meet those demands.
I must also publicly thank Natanga Smith-Hurdle who was responsible for the layout for the first half of last year or so and continues to contribute; Graphics Editor Marc Hollingsworth, with whom I work each week; Weekend Nation Editor Antoinette Connell, and then Associate Editor Weekend Nation (acting) Toni Yarde for their support, criticism when necessary, and constant encouragement.
We introduced another version of The Chef in January and the opinion column We Say So, which have been receiving favourable comments from you the readers. More new features will be introduced over time, and we look forward to your feedback. Thanks once again from the entire team.