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Fun at St Philip Carnival

Kishmar Shepherd

Fun at St Philip Carnival

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After a two-year hiatus, the St Philip Carnival returned under the theme Zero HIV/AIDS Infections, Zero Discrimination, much to the delight of the residents of the eastern parish.
Hundreds came out earlier today for the fun and frolic.
While most came out to “do bad” on the road, others, including the young and old also came out just to watch the activities.
Though getting off to a late start, the carnival quickly picked up steam when it left the Culpper Development as newcomers to the carnival Bayfield Boys got things rolling.
They were followed by the National HIV/AIDS?Commission band which handed out free condoms to patrons and spread the message of safe sex.
Eastsiderz, another newcomer had a very good showing on the road, and band organiser Paul Barrow promised his revellers that he was coming again even bigger and better.
The final two bands on the road were Reenie’s and Legendz Boys which was the largest band on the road. It was hosted Member of Parliament for St Philip North, and Minister of Housing and Lands, Michael Lashley.
The jump-up culminated at the King George Park V Memorial Park but the party kept going as popular DJs kept things rocking as the sun went down and the stars came out.