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Youth vs experience for Pic-O-De-Crop

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Well, after all, good things must come to an end, and so, the Crop Over Festival will come to an end this weekend.
I will be attending two of the events this weekend: the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals and Kadooment Day. But please note that there will be no Foreday Morning Jam for me, because I am too old for that.
For tonight’s Pic-0-De-Crop, I will be in my usual stand, which is located at the corner of Bed Stead and Mattress Street, St Joseph Rectory, Horse Hill, St Joseph.
This year, I have found the festival a bit low-keyed when it comes to social commentary.
Is it because of the absence of the “Big Guns” – Red Plastic Bag (RPB), Gabby, Kid Site and John King? I really miss my favourite calypsonian, RPB, this year.
What I can say is that this year, it is youth versus experience. Which may be a good thing! With most of the “Big Guns” out, I am sure that there will be an opportunity for some other calypsonian to win!
Spencer’s year?
I do hope that this year will be Colin Spencer’s year. He has two good songs and I do hope that he will deliver tonight, for he has been in there for too long.
Good luck to all the calypsonians who will be taking part in onight’s competition.
Come on, let us have some good behaviour on our streets on Foreday Morning and Kadooment Day.
I am also appealing to all female revellers to please leave out those nippy clothes. Do remember that I will be somewhere on Bank Hall, St Michael with my notebook and pen!
The members of the Mission and Evangelism group of the St Philip’s Parish Church will host a Singspiration/Concert on Sunday, August 18, at 4 p.m. at the church. Tickets are on sale and the public is invited.
The pastors, leaders and members of Restoration Ministries International will hold their annual Eagle’s Eye International Apostolic Prophetic Conference from today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.
The theme  is: Change or Remain Chained and the speakers will be Apostle Sam Matthews (US), Apostle Terry Noel (Canada) and Rev. Lucille Harris (Antigua).
Tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a seminar on Wreaking Generational Curses and a concert with renowned gospel artist Stitchie from Jamaica at 6 p.m. The public is invited.
The Moravian Church, Barbados Conference welcomes Rev. Adrian and Sister Andréa Smith (son and daughter of the soil).
 Rev. Smith will be installed as pastor of the Calvary and Grace Hill congregations on Sunday, August 4, at 5 p.m. at Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, Bridgetown.
All are invited.
Love feast
Fulnec Moravian Church, Watts Village, St George will hold its annual Love Feast Service on Sunday, August 11, at 8 a.m. All are invited.
The host is the Rev. Andrew Roberts.
The 2nd Congress of the Church of the Province of the West Indies will hold a Pre-Congress Symposium on Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.
 Bishop Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield, will give the keynote address.
There will be a registration fee.