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Smaller jump-up for UWI carnival

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Smaller jump-up for UWI carnival

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BIGGER DOESN’T always mean better.

This was the case yesterday when the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus held its annual carnival jump-up on the Spring Garden Highway.

Although a far cry from the heyday when the UWI Guild of Students-organised event turned out thousands of revellers on the road, outgoing Guild National Affairs Committee Chairman Paul Alleyne said yesterday’s numbers did not tell the full tale.

With a police estimate of 250 revellers on the road, Alleyne said compared to the 13 bands of a few years ago, the guild had scaled back the number of bands and taken  other cost-cutting measures.

“This year we have only four bands on the road. Intrigue Entertainment, Eruption, the Halls Band which was assisted by The Guild this year, and Island Roots,” Alleyne said.

Here, some of the revellers having a ball on the road. (AD)