By Latrishka Thomas
Eleven talented police officers left their mark on the Barrymore Hotel stage Wednesday night in the 2019 Police Calypso Monarch Competition.
Of the lot, Constable Ewarth Nedd, who goes by the calypso moniker “Sprocket,” was able to woo the judges with his song ‘Nun Deh’ and steal the crown from Corporal Jemoye Charles, aka “Blind Bartimus,” who was the reigning Police Calypso Monarch from 2016-2018.
Nedd was not only crowned king, but also adjudged the Most Humorous.
The first runner-up position went to newcomer Corporal Isarda O’Garro aka I-Queen who sang a song titled ‘Women of Law,’ while the second runner-up position went to Corporal Donette Samuel, aka “Scorpion Queen,” with her song ‘I had to come back.’
Meantime, Corporal Jerry Peters also known as “Mighty Dagger” was dubbed the Most Improved calypsonian with his song ‘Hold Strain’, and Constable Fitzroy Langley aka “Trooper” was awarded for Best Commentary with his song ‘Educate the Nation.’
This year’s competition was held under the tagline “Taking No Prisoners” and as a part of the annual Police Week which began on Sunday 8th September 2019.
Today the officers will engage in their Sports Day activities at the Police Recreation Grounds.
On Saturday there will be a shooting competition and a variety concert.
The week of activities will culminate with a Family Fun Day on Sunday.