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QUON to represent the Barbados in TNT


NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

QUON to represent the Barbados in TNT

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This Sunday, February 24, 2019 about nine days after of his 18th birthday, Quon will be departing these shores heading to the twin island republic Trinidad & Tobago, for what has become a norm in the tenure of the junior monarchy representing Barbados during the Trinidad Carnival.  This year the monarch will be escorted by National Cultural Foundation (NCF) chaperone Miss Karen Oliver.

It is an exchange programme made possible compliments the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) North Zone affording the reigning Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch the opportunity to perform on the Trinidadian National Junior Calypso Monarch Final stage and at a Roving Tent.  Likewise, the Trinidad Junior Monarch will be expected to perform at the Junior Finals here in Barbados later in the year as part of this reciprocal arrangement.

Quon was at the NCF headquarters in West Terrace, St. James on Monday, February 18 to collect his travel documents and was accompanied by his dad Don Alleyne as the NCF CEO, Mrs. Carol Roberts-Reifer walked him through what would be required of him on his Trinidad trip to represent Barbados.  The CEO engaged Quon in a light discussion on a variety of topics pertaining to his interests in the competition art forms, his future generally and on junior monarch specifically.

Even though he is still yet to decide, Mrs. Roberts-Reifer was elated to discover that Quon may be considering a run for the senior title in the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition as well as defending his Junior Calypso Monarch title and on further quizzing without giving a definitive response, he expressed a keen interest in competing in Sweet Soca not necessarily for 2019, but certainly on the cards for the future. 

The NCF CEO wished the young monarch the best of luck on his travels, with the parting words represent Barbados and do it well. (PR)

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