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‘Assou Square’ In Pictures – Fun For Some, Nostalgic For Others

AFTER experimenting with at least four other venues over the past three decades, the traditional New Year’s fair, Assou Square, returned to its original venue in the city. When the event was last hosted at Columbus Square (which was later renamed after famed Saint Lucian poet, Derek Walcott, in the early 1990s), the scale of the event was modest in comparison to what it is today.

Last Thursday and Friday proved just how much change the event has undergone since leaving and finally returning to its original stomping grounds. For many people, this year’s Asou Square was the usual fun event it has come to be known for. For others, however, it was a nostalgic experience that caused them to pause and reflect on the good old days of the event.

The VOICE captured some of the highlights from this year’s Assou Square. We hope you enjoy them.

Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio…

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