Customs Carollers crowned champions of annual Police Carolling contest
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December 18, 2012
Customs Carollers crowned champions of annual Police Carolling contest

With funny and catchy punch lines in their original piece, and a smooth rendition of the Christmas carol “Do You Hear What I Hear?” the Customs Carollers were crowned champs of the annual Police Co-operative Credit Union Ltd Police Carolling contest.{{more}}

A total of 16 choirs competed on Friday at the Central Police Station. With their win, Customs received a cash prize of $600 and a trophy.

The Immigration Department had to settle for the second position, while Western Carollers rounded off the top three.

The Customs choir has some words for persons using their services at Christmas when the number of barrels imported into the country generally increases.

“Yuh dun get yuh barrel fo free and still war come argue with me/ … Ah feeling to put something in yo mouth/ yuh know way ah talking bout,” the group sang, in “Cut it out”, noting the waiver of duty imports at Christmas.

In the junior division, which comprised five groups, Central Carollers came out victorious. They walked away with a cash prize of $300 and a trophy. They sang “Oh Come All Ye faithful” and “Give A Little Something”.


South Central Carollers came in second and South Western had to settle for the third spot.

The large turnout saw Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves making a brief appearance and sharing a few remarks. Gonsalves thanked persons for coming out in their numbers and shared holiday greetings.

With much entertainment on the night’s agenda, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller, who is on vacation, got in on the action as he went head to head in a dance-off with the host, Shevril “Candyman” McMillan.

Miller and Candyman danced “Gangnam Style”, the international hit by Korean artiste PSY.

However, it was hard to declare a winner, as none of the men did justice to the dance. Miller also sang with the Central Police Station choir.

Remarks on the night also came from Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Michael Charles.

The Genesis Steel Orchestra provided musical entertainment. (KW)