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Carnival takes over St James


Carnival takes over St James

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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FESTIVE colours took over the streets of St James for the second annual Orange Hill Carnival, today.

Over 250 revellers jumped, waved and spun their waistlines along the route which started at the Orange Hill pavilion and moved through Baywoods, St Silas, Westmoreland, Highway 2A and back at the Orange Hill pavilion where there will be an after party.

Patrons, some of whom travelled from as far as the United States and the United Kingdom, said they were fully enjoying themselves and were glad that the festivities were free of violence and accidents.

The popular Crop Over music blazing behind the truck was paused on occasion to discourage people who were not in any of the three sections – Carnival Spice, Sugar Rush and Pure Flavour – from partying inside the ropes.

Organiser Shellyann Hinds said she was generally happy with the turn out and the level of organisation. She said that although she hopes to expand the carnival next year, she is taking the progress in stride. (LT)