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Ready for the road

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Ready for the road

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NEW PARTY MONARCH Gorg (Omar Sobers) now has a lot more than his rum – he picked up a brand new “canary yellow” Ford Eco Sports car yesterday.
“I ready to drive ’bout Barbados,” a beaming Gorg told reporters as he had a close look at the prize in the showroom. “I love it, man.”
He said his old vehicle was “mashed up”, adding: “Nothing don’t beat a brand new vehicle.”
He was one of three Crop Over Festival winners who collected their vehicles yesterday from McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI) in Wildey, St Michael, the others being Sweet Soca Monarch Biggie Irie and Pic-O-De-Crop king Ian iWeb Webster.
Webster’s prize was a blue Mazda 3 and Biggie Irie received a silver grey Ford Eco Sports car. The three entertainers said they would keep the vehicles, with Webster and Biggie Irie reporting they would sell the vehicles which they had been driving up to then.
MQI’s marketing manager Margaret Hoyte handed over the keys during a ceremony attended by chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne.
He urged more businesses to come forward to help with sponsoring Crop Over events.
He added the NCF welcomed financing as well as “assistance in kind”, including accounting, cleaning and other services.
According to him, private sponsors contributed just about 50 per cent of the cost of Crop Over overall and the festival pumped some $110 million into the economy annually. (TY)