Events Company of St. Lucia Inc., the organizer of Carnival 2019 has issued a big thank you to all those who made the just concluded event a success.
“I want to place on record Events Saint Lucia’s gratitude and thanks to all the stakeholders – the Calypso Management Committee, the Calypsonians and Soca Artistes, the Carnival Bands Association and the individual carnival bands, the judges, police, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers, media and the untiring and dedicated staff of Events Saint Lucia. Carnival belongs to all of us and it could not have happened without everyone putting their heart and soul into it. So, a big thank you to all,” said the company’s chairperson Agnes Francis.
Francis commented on the standard of the competitions by saying they were exceptionally high this year. She noted that “Carnival is now at a crossroad. When there are equal or more foreign revelers in bands than locals. When persons have to either wait in traffic for hours or sleep in their cars after an event, when nudity is seen as the norm.”
“We need to take a holistic view of the management of carnival. The event now needs policies, standards, licenses and permits in order to manage its success. And this is exactly what Events Saint Lucia will be embarking on in the coming weeks, starting with the evaluation of each event with the relevant stakeholders. At the end of the exercise, wewill have a clear road map which will guide the management of the event going forward,” Francis said.
Events Company Inc., and the Cultural Development Foundation congratulated all the winners of the various competing events and thanked all the participants for the role they played in Saint Lucia Carnival 2019.
Here is a list of the winners and losers of Carnival 2019 Parade of the Bands.
Spirit Of Carnival
Band of The Year
Section of the Year
Parade of the Bands Individuals
Mas On The Move