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Carnival successful

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This year’s St. Philip Carnival was one of the best ever, says Chairman of the Carnival Committee, Hallam Gittens.

The carnival was held on Independence Day, November 30. There were no reported incidents of violence, he said, adding that behaviour on the road was good, vendors reported lots of sales along the route, which had been lined by thousands of spectators, as well as in King George IV Memorial Park.

Gittens told Barbados TODAY via telephone: “It was extremely successful.”

On the other hand, he added that for next year, organisers would be paying close attention to the start time.

He explained that the seven bands with about 2,500 revellers left Culpepper Development later than the scheduled 9 a.m. start.

The organisers are also planning in 2013 to raise the level of the carnival by adding live performances to the entertainment usually provided by DJs.

This year the bands did not have a specific themes for their costumes, instead using slogans from 2012 Crop-Over hits such as: Ah Like Muhself and That Easy to display the bands. (KC)

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