The Government and people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique offer hearty congratulations to our Soca and Groovy Artistes who have advanced to the semi-finals stage of the International Power Soca and Groovy Monarchs Competition in Trinidad and Tobago.
We are immensely proud of their individual accomplishments thus far and the collective significance of this for our Grenadian culture. We wish them the very best as they participate in the semi-finals on Sunday, 10 February, and we certainly look forward to them progressing to the finals of the competition scheduled for Friday, 1 March 2019.
Coming right on the heels of the celebration of Grenada’s 45th Anniversary of Independence, our artistes are uniquely placed to build on our rich cultural legacy. Our artistes play a pivotal role in the promotion of our premiere cultural event, Spiccmas, showcasing the uniqueness of Grenada’s carnival and illustrating the rich and vibrant history of our island.
Looking ahead, it is imperative that we build on these successes and continue to take deliberate steps to foster further regional prominence through collaboration and beneficial relationships, we pursue the goal of a sustainable festival in Grenada.
Senator the Hon. Norland Cox Minister for Youth Development, Sports, Culture & The Arts
The semifinals will be held on Sunday, 10 February from 3 pm at the Arima Velodrome, Trinidad & Tobago