Sunday, April 21, 2024

Doing their own thing

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THE STAGE WAS set for the sweet soca and party vibes at Soca Royale last Sunday.

But for some Barbadians the annual Crop Over event offers more than a two-in-one show.

In fact, some patrons stationed at the hillside cabanas at Bushy Park said the event had become a tradition since the days of the East Coast, the previous venue. The SATURDAY SUN visited several cabanas, which were delegated to sponsors or bought privately from the National Cultural Foundation, where people were treated to all-inclusive packages. For some, mostly staff members, admission was free while others paid a nominal fee.

At one reserved for Gildan, a T-shirt manufacturing company, security personnel manned the entrance. 

Vice-president of human resources at Gildan, Esther Hackett, said the event was highly anticipated by staff and their family and friends. She said the Canadian offshore company started sponsoring Soca Royale in 2006, when they first started attending the event as a group.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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