CROP OVER AWARDS 2008 – OR: Yes, them pack up and done for now, y’hear?
While the National Cultural Foundation may well divest itself of certain aspects of the lock, stock and barrel? to the private sector., it will not hand it over ?
That assurance was given over the weekend by Culture Minister, , when he addressed festival stakeholders, awardees, sponsors and specially invited guests at the Crop Over Awards Ceremony at the Grand Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre.
The Minister was at the time responding to earlier comments made by the head of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM), Roger Millar, who had raised a ?red flag? about government?s proposal to pass on certain events of the island?s national festival to private enterprise.
?Rest assured, Mr. Millar, it is not our intention to hand Crop Over lock, stock and barrel to the private sector. We are very mindful of the festival?s contribution to the economy. Even though we acknowledge that it has the potential to make an even greater contribution, Crop Over is not just a commercial undertaking. No people-based festival should even be construed as such,? Mr. Blackett declared.
also pledged to keep the cost of tickets for Crop Over events at a minimum cost.“It is always government?s intention to ensure that the cost of admission is not so high as to preclude the majority of Barbadians from enjoying them. So, when you hear that a particular event might not have realised the kind of profit, please remember, that we try as far as possible to keep the cost of tickets as low as we can,” he assured.
Inter-Parish float parade
Winner: St. Lucy ?Miss Lucy?
1st Runner up St. Thomas ?Natural Beauty, Earthly Bounty?
2nd Runner up St. John ?We come for Crop Over?
Scotia Bank Jr. Calypso Monarch – w/trips from Air J’ca
Winner: 8-12 yrs category – Myles Gittens (Myles-Z)
Winner: 13-18 yrs category – Chad Bowen (Sir Ruel)
Cable & Wireless/First Caribbean International Bank Pic-O-De Crop
BMA Brands of Barbados Award – Adrian Clarke, Song title: ?I am a Bajan?
Best Nation Building – Anderson Ward (Mr. Impact) Song title: ?Where is my country??
Best HIV/Aids Awareness song – Lianne Hinds, Song title: ?Keep your pants on?
Best song writer of the festival – Mr. Don Marshall
Kraft/Farmer?s Choice; Jr. Kadooment.
Best Community Band; Bush Hall Masqueraders ? Children of the Sun
Best Historical; Eden Lodge Primary – All in a name
Best Fantasy; Clowning Around in Bim
Most Topical; Oistins, Oh What a town
Best Folklore; L.T Gay Primary – Music is we ting
Best Environmental; Belmont Primary – Splendour of the reef
Best Individual (3-6 yrs); T. Cadogan – Sea Foam
Best Individual (7-10 yrs); J Ifill – Sunken treasure
Best Individual (11-15 yrs); K. Gibbs – Aquatic Splendour
Best Couple (3-6 yrs); Fish & Chips
Best Couple (7-10 yrs); Fish boning and scaling
Best Couple (11-15yrs); Shell and Coral)
Best Couple overall; Shell and coral
BMA Brands of Barbados; L.T Gay Primary School – Music is we ting
HIV/AIDS Award; L.T Gay Primary School – Music is we ting
Season of Emancipation; Children of the sun
Jr. King of the band; D. Denny (Sting Ray) – Sea World
Jr. Queen of the band; S. Kidd (Chelsea Gardens) – Sea World
Most Colourful Band; L. T Gay Primary School
Best School Band; L.T Gay Primary School
Best Band; Under the Umbrella
Rotherley Construction Grand Kadooment Awards
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Best Individual Male; Ewan Pilgrim ?Irie Rastafari? – Gwyneth Squires band
Best Individual Female; Dawn-Lisa Smith ?Soca? – Refugees band
Best Traditional; ?Harold?s Hobnoberry – Renegades band
Best Historical; ?Unsung Heroes? – Radikal band
Best Fantasy; ?Hollywood Action Heroes come to Crop Over? ? Berger Boyz
Most Topical; ?Sand Dollars? – Jump Promotions
Most Colourful Large Band; ?Y Barbados? – Power X Four
Most Colourful small band; ?Jewels of Barbados? – Outraje
Best Community Tee shirt band; We going .. Big – Youth Explosion
Best Advertising; ?This is my land? – Gwyneth Squires band
Best Community costume band Gimme a dollar wine – Bajana
HIV/Aids Award; ?Ah feeling so? – Betty West
BMA Brands of B?dos award; Y Barbados – Power X Four
(Large band category)
BMA Brands of B?dos award; ?Harold?s Hobnobbery? – Renegades
(Small band category)
BTA 50th Anniversary Award; ?Gimme A Dollar Wine? – Bajana
Flag Person of the year; David “DiDi” Winston
Queen of the bands; Katrina Grimell ‘Madame Butterfly’ Refugees
King of the bands; Trevor Chase, ?De Crown Jewel? Outraje
Best Band on the road; Outraje ?Jewels of Barbados?
Small Band of the year; Outraje ?Jewels of Barbados?
Large band of the year; Betty West ?Ah Feeling So?
Best Festival Designer; (The Robert Weekes Award) Gwyneth Squires