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Stefan Camejo, nine, sprinted across the Queen s
Park Savannah stage yesterday, hands thrown back, as
he imitated a plane, before running to the side and
jumping into the arms of his older sister, who pulled
him to her tightly.
This was the youngster s reaction as his name was
announced as the winner of the Flavorite Supreme Ice
Cream Primary Schools Junior Soca Monarch competi-
Camejo, a pupil of Sacred Heart Boys RC, Port-of-
Spain, whose brother, Sergio Camejo, was also a Junior
Soca Monarch winner and whose father Enrico Camejo
plays bass for soca artiste Bunji Garlin, grinned as he
walked to the stage to the sound of cheers and applause
from his peers.
Earlier, the youngster came on stage in a replica of
Caribbean Airlines plane, dressed in blue as a pilot and
invited the audience to ride on the Soca Plane which was
the title of his song.
The competitions for both primary and secondary
schools took place at the Queen s Park Savannah, Port-
The young performers sang and danced along as the
high-pitched screams from classmates cheered them on.
Some breakdanced on stage, others performed acrobatics
and soared through the sky on planes, delivering pre-
sentations which could present competition for their
D Janela Duncan Regis, a pupil of Eshe s Learning Cen-
tre, placed second with her song Real Unity, while San
Fernando Girls Government pupil Aallyah Webb placed
In the secondary schools category, judges gave a tie
for first place between former Secondary School Monarch
Jeromy Rodriguez from Cowen Hamilton Secondary,
Moruga, with Soca Soldier and Sasha Ann Moses, of
UWI s Sixth Form School, who sang Red, White and
Timel Rivas from Hillview College, Tunapuna placed
The Junior Soca Monarch competitions, which are
hosted by Caribbean Prestige Foundation, has been the
launching pad for the careers of some leading soca artistes,
such as Erphaan Alves and Patrice Roberts. Both artistes
were guest entertainers at yesterday s event.
Roberts thrilled the audience as she ignored the stage
to perform amidst the schoolchildren, who hugged her
and sang along to the lyrics of her songs.
Soca Plane flies away
with Junior Monarch title
Stefan Camejo sings his
way into first place with
his calypso Soca Plane
during the Primary School
category of the National
School Soca Monarch
Competition at the
Queen's Park Savannah,
PHOTOS: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Organisers of seven fetes under threat
by the Copyright Organisation of T&T
(COTT) yesterday signalled their intention
to go ahead with their events in defiance
of the body.
Acting on behalf of the Fatima Old Boys
Association (FOBA), attorney Keith Scot-
land wrote to COTT indicating that his
client had acquired its licences for today s
Re-Boot event from the T&T Copyright
Collection Organisation (TTCO).
He noted that "there is no legal require-
ment pursuant to the Copyright Act 1997
("the Act"), mandating our client to seek
a performance licence specifically and
solely from your client.
"Consequently, it is abundantly clear
that our client was entitled to obtain its
performance license from TTCO, TTCO
being one of the established collection and
licensing bodies in this jurisdiction."
Noting that the TTCO is concerned with
the licensing of copyright of authors, com-
posers, live performers and works of mas
and is registered with the Intellectual Prop-
erty Division of the Ministry of Legal
Affairs, Scotland accused COTT of mis-
representation the facts on the matter and
attempting to bring his client into disre-
Saying his client had worked hard to
established its brand name. Scotland also
said he intended to bring the matter "to
the attention of all stakeholders and relevant
authorities, especially if your client intends
and indeed persists with its outrageous
and unsubstantiated conduct."
Apart from Re-Boot, COTT had also
threatened to shut down Misty Ridge
Excite, Misty Ridge Premium All-Inclusive,
Wanted and Soca by the Ranch, which
were all carded for this weekend.
The other two fetes---Shades Breakfast
party and Double Up---are carded for next
The Misty Ridge promoters also indicated
their intention to go ahead with their
In face of COTT threat...
Seven fetes will go on
home the first
Moses, top, of
of Red, White
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