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Plenty activity at Oistins Fish Festival

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Plenty activity at Oistins Fish Festival

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There was hardly room to walk or drive as thousands descended on Barbados’ smallest city yesterday for the 37th annual LIME Oistins Fish Festival.
The massive crowd was too much for the sidewalk and spilled onto the street, causing traffic made up mostly of public transport vehicles as most other traffic had been diverted to weave its way carefully along the road.
While the featured events for the day were the fish boning, dolphin skinning and greasy pole competitions, there were plenty of other attractions to keep the crowd entertained.
There was a haunted house and a train for the children, as well as jumping tents and slides. There were also many vendors selling all sorts of items, from toys and food to plants.
The festivities started with a float parade, which included dancers.
As for the featured events, the greasy pole competition attracted much attention and people took any vantage point they could get to watch the action unfold.
In the Flying Fish Scaling And Boning Competition JacquelineNorgrove proved her win last year was no fluke, doing it again and outboning Sheron Yarde and 2011 champion Sheena Squires into second and third places, respectively.
It was deja vu in the FirstCaribbean Dolphin Skinning Competition with the same positions
earned again . Tyrone ‘Dolphin’ Shorey in first place; Fabian Doughty in second and Damien Warner in third.  (CA)
More coverage from Oistins Fish Festival in tomorrow’s DAILY NATION