Western Division Carolers at  Police champs
December 22, 2011
Western Division Carolers at Police champs

It was all about solidarity at the Solidarity Car Park last weekend, as police officers from various divisions of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force gathered for their annual Christmas Caroling competition.{{more}}

The rivalry and revelry were alive in the performances displayed by the eight groups that graced the stage on the night of Friday December 16, in a rain affected display of talent; and in some case lack of it.

The competition saw the Western Division Carolers coming out on top, winning the tradition segment with their rendition of “Joy to the world” and also the originally created piece called “Christmas Time”.

Western Carolers outshone the new comers to the competition The Police Training School Carolers, who had to settle for second, after their well received entrance onto the stage, as well their performances of “Angels We have Heard on High” and “Santa Trainer”

Coming in third were the 2010 winners Port Police, who sang “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” and “Look out fo we”.

Other groups performing on the night were the South East Carolers, Headquarters Carolers, Crime Busters, CPS Carolers, Coast Guard Carolers and the officers, who apart from a traditional carol, saw Commissioner of Police Keith Miller and Assistant Commissioner of Police Michael Charles performing their take on the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Duet “The greatest gift of all”.

The night began with junior police groups vying for top position, with the Petit Bordel group taking the best traditional song and first place with Angels we have heard on high and Coming for Christmas, and the Questelles Youth Group coming in second with ‘We three Kings’ and best original song ‘Christmas Parang’, while the Redemption Sharpes Group placed third of the three with ‘O holy night’ and ‘Christmas Twist.’

Friday’s event also saw the rebirth of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Steel Orchestra, which had been dormant for a number of years.

The band has as an honorary member Cuban Ambassador Pedro Antonio Rodriguez Vidal, who performed with the group at the caroling competition.