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Independence carnival by 2

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Independence carnival by 2

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Two NORTHERN AND EASTERN parishes will celebrate the island’s 47th anniversary of Independence with a burst of colour on the streets.
St Philip and St Peter will host their annual carnivals tomorrow.
The younger of the two will be kicking off at noon from All Saints Primary, with organizers expecting about 200 revellers.
Erwin “Miller” Redman of Most Wanted Entertainment, organizers of the event along with JF Promotions & Event Planning Services, told the WEEKEND NATION that this year’s event will feature a longer route, culminating in an entertainment package.
The estimated four-hour jump starts at All Saints Primary School and goes through Ashton Town, Mile-and-a-Quarter, Round the Town and ends at Speightstown Playing Field.
The carnival boasts four sections in the band – Porgie And Murda for the men, while Sol Music, Zumba and Wine Um Down are especially for the women.
Porgie And Murda, Coopa Dan and Verseewild are among the slated acts for the after-party.
Over to the east, St Philip will party under the banner One Community, One Family, One Love from 9 o’clock in the morning. The parish also held a Foreday Morning party last Saturday and bands have been hosting their own events.
St Philip carnival begins at Culpepper Development, making its way through Marley Vale, East Point, Merricks, Lynches, Wellhouse, Eastbourne and Ruby, ending at King George V Park.
The day will also end with an after-party featuring popular local acts. (LW)