St. Kitts – Nevis’ PM – Denzil Douglas
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
December 27, 2010 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas joined several thousand residents, returning nationals and visitors downtown Basseterre Monday morning to celebrate the annual J’ouvert as part of the National Carnival celebrations 2010/2011.
Thousands greeted the St. Kitts and Nevis Leader with best wishes for the Christmas/Carnival Season and renewed their support for his leadership in the new year.
The revelers came out, the weather was fine and the 9 bands and Hi-fi systems rocked the centre of the City of Basseterre as the carnival activities continued with the Jouvert morning jam through the streets.
Dubbed the Best Ever Jouvert in years, it was colour in galore and quite a spectacle for one to see as the various Jouvert troupes gyrated to the sounds of the 2010/2011 road march tunes and the individual mass players showed off their creativity to the many persons who lined the streets to get a good look at one of the major events on the carnival calendar.
The Security Forces were out in their numbers taking a zero tolerance approach to crime and violence especially in the jam session.
The big bands and H-fi systems all tried to convince the revelers and spectators that their tune should be judged the road march for this carnival. The Grand Masters Band will no doubt try to make it four in a row while the Small Axe Band and Nu Vybes Band International will be trying to regain the title which they lost to the Grand Masters three years ago.
ZIZ Radio, ZIZ Television, ZIZOnline.com, WINNFM, Freedomskn Radio and Sugar City Rock brought the action live from Fort Street, Basseterre as the Jouvert troupes and bands circled the area and as they passed the different judging points playing their popular road march tunes.
The attention now turns to the carnival shows and revelers will be looking forward to New Year’s Day January 1st when the troupes and bands along with the folklore will be hitting the streets once again in an atmosphere of frenzy on January 3rd 2011 (Last Lap).