Designer Renee Ratcliffe captured the top Grand Kadooment prize of Large Band Of The Year yesterday, beating multiple winners Betty West and Gwyneth Squires into second and third spots, respectively.
Ratcliffe, leading the band Jump Promotions Pride, copped the $9 000 first prize, while West, with Old Bajan Remedies, was second, and Squires’ Island of Treasures finished third.
Squires, however, took the titles of Festival Designer Of The Year and Best Band On The Road in her 26th year of Crop Over participation.
From Warrens to Spring Garden Highway, revellers braved steady showers to turn the Grand Kadooment route into a virtual sea of umbrellas, some chipping through pools of water, and others jones-ing and wukking up – including celebrity reveller Rihanna who played with Baje International.
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