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‘Just Us Kids’ Dominate Junior Carnival

Image: These Motion Studios girls were some of Sunday’s beautiful stars.

JUST Us Kids Carnival Band won its sixth consecutive Band of the Year title at last Sunday’s Junior Carnival.

Motion Studios placed second while Just4Fun placed third.

Just Us Kids was the largest of nine bands that competed this year with nearly 250 children jumping up in the eleven sections portraying the theme, “Fancy Sailor: Catch of the Day”.

Other bands in this year’s Junior Carnival were Royalty Kids, Just4Fun, De-Lights, Storm, Motion Studios, Insommiel, Gros Islet and Vieux Fort.

Just Us Kids also made a clean sweep in the Individual of the Year category: Amelia Charlemagne won with “Starfish”, Vivianne Calderon placed second with “Spadefish” and NyaGustave came third with “Red Snapper”.

In the Queen of the Bands category, Just Us Kids’ Nyla Alexander won with “Pot Fish” (for her third consecutive win in that category) while fellow band member, KioniAkufoo placed third with “Splendour of Dolphin”.

Just Us Kids’ Limarni Lewis captured the King of the Band title with “Fish for Sale” while fellow band member, Jesse Cornibert placed third with “Something Fishy”.

This is the seventh win for Just Us Kids Carnival Band, the band having won its first title in 2008 followed by six straight wins from 2011 to 2016.

Band leader, Barry George, said that while he is elated at Sunday’s big wins, the real credit must go to the full Just Us team who put in many long hours and great effort to get the band ready for the season.

“The season was short, but we were really pulling together to ensure that we got everything done in time,” George told The VOICE. “A great deal of thanks must also go to our sponsors, parents and our junior revellers.”

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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