All Systems Are Go, for Sunday’s Scotiabank’s Semi-Finals of the NCF Jr. Calypso Monarchy for Barbados
‘Age is no barrier to achieving excellence’. This was the advice given to participants in the Scotiabank Jr. Calypso Monarch competition, by Ms. Marcelle Greenidge at the recent Press Conference to announce the bank’s involvement in Crop Over 2010.
The Manager of Public Relations and Communications for Scotiabank Caribbean East was beaming with excitement as she spoke to her institutions successes through the Bright Future Programme.
‘Scotiabank is committed to the health, education and social conditions impacting on the youth of the region and it is for this reason that we give support to the Jr. Calypso Monarch’, Ms. Greenidge explained.
David Jordan, Coordinator of Festivals at the NCF, elaborated on the partnership with the sponsor. ‘Least it be said that Scotia Bank’s interests are exclusively about creating well developed Calypsonians, let me interject that their aim is consistent with that of the NCF in developing good citizens’ he said.
Referring to the Memorandum of Understanding which the NCF has established with TUCO, its Calypso organising counterpart in Trinidad, Jordan attributed the achievements of the exchange programmes, that see the respective monarchs perform in Barbados and Trinidad, to Scotiabank’s support of the initiative.
He highlighted the prominence of Barbados’ Khiomal Nurse and Trinidad’s Karene Asche who both benefited from the exchange programme.
Also attending the press conference, which was held at the Barbados Union of Teachers’ Headquarters was Aja. The competition’s coordinator outlined the proceedings for the semi-finals which take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Sunday, July 11 from 6.p.m.