Kore’s victory has caused controversy

By: Gavincia Clarke

(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 during the performances by the troupes at the Nevis Cultural Complex it was revealed by the Culturama Committee that The Kore Band was the Road March Champion for 2013.

It was announced that the band scored 406 points beating its closest competitor which is the Odisi Band by some 147 points.

The news did not rest well with Nevis’ five other local bands. Alarms were raised and a letter was signed by the Odisi Band, Ultra Sonics Band, X-zibit Band, Ultimate Band and Kassanova Band questioning the results of the Road Champions.

Nevispages understands that the bands are questioning how it was possible for The Kore to be declared winners when they did not meet the requirements issued by the committee for J’ouvert morning. There were three judging points in Charlestown and the Kore failed to pass any of these judging points in the allotted time given.

A meeting was held this morning Friday 9, 2013 to resolve the ongoing upheaval. All told a number of members for the other bands did not attend this meeting due to the fact they were given notice just ten minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Lead vocal for the Kore the mighty ‘Gharlic’ told Nevispages that it did not matter what the other bands complained about, the Kore was head and shoulders above all the other competitors for this year’s festival. When questioned about the criteria Gharlic’s response was taking a line from the late Nicholas Daddy Friday ‘they can’t stop we so tell dem leave we’.

A band clash between St. Kitts and Nevis was organized for tonight but has been postponed due to the protest by the other bands on the island.

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