REVELLERS FORGOT their cares for just a while and enjoyed themselves on the road. (Pictures by Nigel Browne.)
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SMALL NUMBERS nor lack of funds did not put a damper on festivities for a band of revellers yesterday.
The happy group made its way in and around The Pine, St Michael area jamming to popular hits from the music truck in the afternoon heat for the third annual St Michael South East Pine Carnival.
Organiser Deborah brooks lamented the lack of support while she waited for people to assemble at the car park of the old Barbados Hardware in Haggatt Hall.
“It’s hard to get sponsors for The Pine Carnival; I would really like people to come out to support the carnival more. We need the help,” Brooks stated.
She said people looked forward to the carnival every year and she gets strong support from former Member of Parliament for the area Hamilton Lashley. She said a little bit of support comes from the Ministry of Community Development as well.
Brooks said she was thankful for the support they got and the people who came out in the colourful T-Shirts to play mas. She expected 150 people from the community to be involved in the parade.
Organisers were not able to stage the after-party as customary this year. Brooks said police denied permission following an incident in the area on Friday. (YB)