The 30th Aniversary celebration of Point Fortin Borough Day celebnrations got off to a hectic start at around 4.30 am yesterday morning through the streets of the southern borough with an influx of thousands of revelers both local and foreign enjoying the J’Ouvert celebration. This year’s celebration which can be described as possibly the biggest ever was complimented by the parade of about 25 bands and individuals such as Country Bookie Entertainment’s Welcome to South Beach, Dev’s Barber Shop Room Service and Hunter International,among others.The festivities held under the watchful eyes of the members of the police and regiment who had few unfortunate incidents of violence to attend to which included the arrest of a 23 year old man from Tunapuna who was iin the possession of a loaded .38 revolver , he is expected to appear in court tomorrow morning to face charges before a magistrate. The celebrations continue with the Dragon Boat Regatta/ single Pan Festival and the Cool down fete later in the day at the Guapo/Clifton Hill Beach Facilities.
Trophy presentation to winners Point Fortin RC School by Eileen Blackman committee member.
Borough Festivities Heat Up:
With the 2012 Borough Day just a few hours away, the celebrations are stepping into high gear with the Pan for Blue competion which was held yesterday at Coronation Park, Egypt Village Poimt Fortin. Participants of this year’s contest came from schools in the South/Central Region of Pan Trinbago, and had to perform an Iwer George composition. The winners were first place went to the Point Fortin RC School, who dethroned last year’s winners the Edinburgh Government Primary into second place followed by Point Fortin Anglican who placed third, with Point Fortin RC’s Terrel Moore taking the award for best drummer.The celebrations continue today with the Pan Jam festival at the Point Fortin Tornadoes Pan yard and the We Meet activities leading to J’Ourvert followed by Traditional Mas ending with Pan on the Move,then Lastlap.The official celebrations comes to an end on Sunday with the Dragon Boat Regatta/ Single Pan Festival and the Cool Down Party at the Guapo/ Clifton Hill Beach begining at 11.00am.
Borough Day Celebrations Heat Up:
Point Fortin 31st Borough Celebrations continue to heat up the southern mecca. Following last weekend’s festivities which saw an amazing display of culture with the Chutney Fusion and Curry Duck Cook-Off which was held at Guapo Beach.The culinary feast was won by the R’s Entertainment’s Quack Addicts withTeam Thick Sauce and El Marine Contractor”s Duck and Rum Crew taking consolation prizes, while musical entertainment was provided by KI Persad and the JMC3,Eagle Boys Tassa Drummers and Andaz International Orch. Following on the heels of last weekend’s success, the celebrations continue with the Liverpool Fete featuring Roy Cape and his Orch with Blaxx and soca monarch runner up Iwer George tonight at the Fanny Village Community Centre in Fanny Village, the Mayor’s Charity Ball, Town Hall Auditorum, George Rd, Mahaica, followed by the Scholarship Fund’s Kaiso and Comedy Show at Victor Chin Kit Park,beginning at 7.00 pm and the Soca and Ice Cooler Fete on Sunday, at Farell Street Cap de Ville, Point Fortin, beginning at 3.00 pm.