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P’tani ups security for 2013 Carnival activities

P’tani ups security for 2013 Carnival activities


The organizers of the P’tani Carnival say that patrons are in for another good year in 2013, as has been the case in previous years.{{more}}

The festival was officially launched last Friday, May 10, at the Marriaqua Community Centre and, according to Carlos James, shows coordinator, the launch and the event dubbed “First Water,” held on April 30, were both very successful events, based on the turnout.

“P’tani has been judged the number one rural Carnival in the land and it will be no different this year,” James said.

“People can look forward to many more great events,” he added.

Activities for the 2013 season continue this weekend with the second wet fete – “Second Water,” which is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at the La Croix Boxing Plant.

On June 7, the contestants in this year’s Miss P’tani pageant will be on display, when they take to the streets of Kingstown and then on to the Marriaqua Valley.

The 2013 Miss P’tani will be crowned on June 14, again at the La Croix Boxing Plant and starting at 4 a.m., J’Ouvert enthusiasts will take over the streets for the J’Ouvert street party.

Beginning at three in the afternoon, the children of the Valley will have their turn, as 30 young ones will be given the opportunity to play Mas, compliments the P’tani Carnival Committee and the Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The curtains come down on the festivities following the street jump up.

James cautioned patrons, however, saying that special attention has been given to security this year.

He said that a number of incidents coincided with the launch of the national festival earlier this month, but that the committee wants to ensure that those thinking about enjoying some of the activities of Ptani Carnival, can come out and do so.

“We will be working along closely with the police to provide security,” he said.

So, patrons can just come out and know that they will be safe, he said. (DD)