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Spectrum Band Repeats as Carnival Road March Winner

The Eagles Carnival Troupe won the Best Troupe Under 50 Award.With the 2016 Carnival festivities at an end, the V.I. Carnival Committee has announced winners in this year’s festivities, including Spectrum Band, which repeated as Road March winner with the song “I Don’t Care.”

Saturday’s Adults Parade was this year’s final event, and the winners were released soon after it wrapped up. This year’s majorettes winner was the St. Thomas Majorettes, which also won in the same category for an earlier music-inspired performance in the Children’s Parade. The group has become known for its use of props during the parades. This year members performed routines on chairs, entering through a piano-key arch set up at each judging station.

For the Adults Parade, winning in the Troupe Under 50 category was the Eagles Carnival Troupe, which celebrated the Caribbean’s diverse culture Saturday with costumes that paid tribute to each Caribbean island, including elaborate headdresses bearing that island’s state bird, or another distinct feature. The group’s second section was a tribute to America, and group members came into the square waving full-sized American flags on tall poles.

The Gypsy Carnival Troupe won the Troupe 50-100 category. Its “Showtime Spectacular” paid tribute Saturday to Caribbean culture by recognizing local media icon Doris Miller Orie, who passed away last month at the age of 96. According to group members, Orie hosted one of the territory’s first talk shows, and in her honor, the Gypsies’ costumes this year were showgirls, singers and directors, with matching props. Jam Band’s “Showtime” accompanied the performance, which included Rockette style can-can lines on both sides of Post Office Square.

Also winning for the Adult’s Parade were: Party Hardy Carnival Troupe (Best Troupe Over 100,) Elskoe & Associates for “Deh Bungalow Undah Snow” (Best Floupe,) and the Skaka Zulus in the Traditional category.
Along with the St. Thomas Majorettes, this year’s Children’s Parade winners include the Joseph Gomez Show Stoppers for Best Troupe, Sun Children (with its "Hot, Hot, Hot" entry) for Best Floupe and the St. Thomas Tropical Masqueraders, who hit the route this year dressed as traditional clowns, winning in the Traditional category.

Other winners this year are:

Contest (Toddler’s Derby T-Shirts)

Winner – Brandon Williams

1st Runner Up – Ja’Kayla Vaughn

2nd Runner Up – Mia Joseph

The Stoli – Budweiser Calypso Elimination Tent

1. Broc Lee (Jamal Williams) 5. X-Man (Leston Harris)

2. Nikki Smith (Tisha Lennard) 6. Caribbean Queen (Temisha Libert)

3. Super T (Myrel Tonge) 7. De Incredible Shark (Michael Thomas)

4. Solemnity (Raymond Smith)

The Vita Malt Princess Selection Show

Winner – Laila Evelyn

1st Runner Up – Paris Chin

2nd Runner Up – Sainyah Jackson

Best Cultural Madras Wear – Laila Evelyn

Best Talent – Laila Evelyn

Best Evening Wear – Sainyah Jackson

Best Sportswear – Paris Chin

Miss Intellect – Laila Evelyn

Miss Photogenic – D’Naeja Todman

Miss Congeniality – D’Naeja Todman

Most Cooperative – Laila Evelyn

The Queen Selection Show

Winner – Kamarsha Potter

Best Cultural/Historical Costume – Kamarsha Potter

Best Evening Wear – Kamarsha Potter

Best Talent – Ceara Roberts

Miss Intellect – Kamarsha Potter

Miss Photogenic – Bianca Phillips

Most Cooperative – Bianca Phillips, Ceara Roberts, Kamarsha Potter

Miss Congeniality – Ceara Roberts

Best Dressed As a Doll

Group 1

Winner – Joia-Alexis Cranston

Group 2

Winner – Deondra Amiyah Scatliffe

Group 3

Winner – Louise Lynn LaBorde

First Bank Jr. Calypso Competition

Primary Division

Winner – Amari “Amigos” Phillips

1st Runner Up – Jah’syi “Mighty Jah’syi” Narcisse

2nd Runner Up – Arturo “Lypso Turo” LaMotta

Intermediate Division

Winner – Abriana “Princess Abbi” Gregoire

1st Runner Up – Nakai “Young Professor” Berkeley

Secondary Division

Winner – Monae “Lady Red” Greene

1st Runner-Up – Mary-Alice “Lady Krista” Prosper

2nd Runner Up – Maurice “King Maurice” Hansby

Village – Showtime HQ – Honoring the Original Jam Band

Winner – Booth #5 – Ismay Frett and Family

1st Runner Up – Booth #18 – Henry Alexander

2nd Runner Up – Booth #12 – Reynika Patterson

Best Relationship to Theme – Booth #5 – Ismay Frett and Family

V.I. Calypso Competition

Winner – Caribbean Queen (Temisha Libert)

1st Runner Up – Nikki Smith (Tisha Lennard)

2nd Runner Up – Broc Lee (Jamal Williams)

Most Improved – Nikki Smith (Tisha Lennard)

Best Social Commentary – Caribbean Queen (Temisha Libert)

Best Political Satire – Nikki Smith (Tisha Lennard)

Most Humorous – Super T (Myrel Tonge)

Water Sports Activities

Race 1 – Jet Ski (700-800 HP)

Winner – Aska Lewis

Race 2 – Jet Ski (1100-1200 HP)

Winner – Chris Spikes

Race 3 – NONE

Race 4 – Boat (60-90 HP)

Winner – Christian Greaux, Jr. – “No Problem”

1st Runner Up – Nazil Baksh – “Alley Kyat”

Race 5 – Boat (150-225 HP)

Winner – Donald Petersen – “Substance”

Race 6 – NONE

Race 7 – Boat (250-300 HP single engine 24ft)

Winner – Donald Petersen – “Substance”

Race 8 – Boat (600 HP 32 ft. & under – offshore)

Winner – Alton Phillip – “Smoken Joe”

1st Runner Up – Ben Beer – “Gizmo”

2nd Runner Up – Roger Francis – “Sex Appeal”

Race 9 – Unlimited

Winner – Ben Beer – “Gizmo”

1st Runner Up – Alton Phillip – “Smoken Joe”

Cultural Fair – Theresa’s Sweet Shop – Honoring Theresa Arnold Davis

Arts and Crafts

Winner – Sally George

Special Food

Winner – Audrey Henry


Winner – Gerald Hodge, Jr.

Cakes and Pastries

Winner – Shaniqua Thomas


Gladys Abraham Elementary School Garden Club

Best Culturally Dressed

Winner – Ester Frett 

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