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Ronaldo London, 16, nephew
of this year s Calypso Monarch
finalist Brian London, defeated
15 other performers at the Junior
Calypso Monarch final yesterday
at the Queen s Park Savannah,
Port-of-Spain, to place first with
his song, Hear My Cry.
Written by his uncle, Ronaldo
could not believe he had won after
placing ninth and tenth in the past
"Now I am on top," a stunned
Like his nephew, an emotional
Brian was at a loss for words, say-
ing he knew the song he had writ-
ten was strong but many doubted
his ability to perform.
He added: "He worked real hard
this year because everybody had
things to say for the past three
years, like he can t perform. He
has a good voice.
"He really put in extra work in
terms of understanding the song
and getting it out in the way it
should be delivered."
Brian said he drilled Ronaldo, a
student of Fyzabad Secondary
School, into making sure he
brought out the emotion in the
Brian, who performed at Calyp-
so Fiesta in Skinner Park last Sat-
urday with Call Them Out also
wrote We Need You for Aneka
Collins, who placed fourth, and
No Games for Kevan Calliste who
placed 15th in yesterday s day-long
"You hearing these sentiments
that calypso dying and a lot of
youths want to gravitate to soca...
and to see not just the ones I wrote
for but all the other youths come
out here and today do what they
did and at times, probably, upstage
some of the elder statesmen in
calypso. I mean it s a proud
moment," he added.
At the competition secondary
and primary school students filled
the stands to cheer on their rep-
Also seated in the crowd was
President Anthony Carmona, who
was praised by organisers for his
attendance and staying for the
entire show, which lasted from 11
Using skits, props and chore-
ography with their songs, the
young performers used the plat-
form for social commentary, high-
lighting current issues like violence
against children, gang warfare and
a lack of family values.
At least three performers refer-
enced Keyana Cumberbatch, the
six-year-old who was murdered
Caryn McCarthy, who placed
seventh with her song 24 Hours
Is Much Too Long, dedicated her
performance and song to Keyana.
McCarthy, 15, a student of Arima
Central Secondary, possibly had
the loudest support from her
schoolmates seated in the stands.
Sangre Grande Educational
Institute competed with Arima
Central Secondary for making the
most noise as they cheered on last
year s winner Marq Pierre, 17, who
sang Tot U Diens (At Your Service)
Mankind. He placed fifth this year.
No one left empty-handed. All
participants took home a trophy
and a monetary prize.
Ronaldo won $25,000 for first
place while Sasha Ann Moses, 17,
of UWI Sixth Form, who sang A
Mother s Love, got $20,000 for
Rounding out the top three was
Shervonne Rodney, 16, of El Dora-
do West Secondary with her song
Save the Family. She received
A San Fernando man, charged
with damaging a picture of Jesus
Christ, yesterday told the court
real picture of God.
"It was a false image of God,"
Peter Stracher shouted while
standing before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Mark Wellington in the
San Fernando court.
It was the second such offence
Stracher has been charged with
recently. He also has a similar mat-
ter before the Port-of-Spain Mag-
Stracher, 53, of Fabian Street,
Vistabella, is accused of maliciously
damaging an image of Jesus Christ
at the St Paul s Anglican Church,
Harris Promenade, San Fernando,
The picture, which was valued
at $1,200, was brought to the
court. The offence violated Section
25 of the Summary Offences Act.
Stracher was remanded into
custody until March 24.
Man charged with
damaging Jesus' picture
Judges hear cry of London's nephew
List of winners and their songs:
1st: Ronaldo London, Hear My Cry.
2nd: Sasha Ann Moses, A Mother's
3rd: Shervonne Rodney, Save The
4th: Aneka Collins, We Need You.
5th: Marq Pierre, Tot U Diens (At
Your Service) Mankind.
6th: Jerrisha Duncan Regis, Calypso
7th: Caryn McCarthy, 24 Hours Is
Much Too Long.
8th: Rae Ann Guerra, My Two Sons.
9th: Tyrese J Williams, Crusaders For
10th: Garve Sandy, Missing In Action.
11th: N'Janela Duncan Regis, I Am
12th: Reshawn Goodridge, He Was A
13th: Joel Anderson Jones, Trouble
14th: Nicoda Francis, Twigs.
15th: Kevan Calliste, No Games.
16th: Caleb Hinds, Save the Children.
16-year-old wins Junior Monarch
Second-place winner in yesterday's National Junior Calypso Monarch final
competition, Sasha Ann Moses, performs during yesterday's event. She took
home $20,000 for her rendition, A Mother's Love.
Shervonne Rodney, of El Dorado West Secondary School, placed third in
yesterday's National Junior Monarch competition. She walked away
with a prize of $15,000 for her song, Save the Family.
PHOTOS: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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