Monday, September 10, 2012
It Was Just a WeBeat Lime...
WeBeat 2012 came to a close this evening with the Parade of the Bands. The St. James Main Road came alive with the sounds of steel and the voices and spirits of ordinary people enjoying one of the many aspects of our diverse culture. The evening was filled with revelry encouraged by our national instrument. This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary of Independence and it was fitting that the WeBeat committee dedicate this years production to our anniversary. St. James Times as an active supporter of the C.I.C Organisation, the group responsible for WeBeat, we were obligated to cover the week long festival. The week proved to be, as comments from the President and members of the committee revealed, one filled with many challenges but in the true Trini spirit style the finished product was a charmer.
St. James Times extends to the Organising Committee of WeBeat a vote of Congratulations on an outstanding week of events. We Beat captured the mood of the nations celebratory spirit and engaged all present with a truly memorable gift for 50 years of Independence. WeBeat in its 12 years of producing this event has always had its share of celebrities in attendance. This year was no different and the Street Parade and the evening was highlighted with a visit from the Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy.
The Minister who in his usual 'down home' style mingled with the crowds in true 'Trini' style enjoying the sounds of 'steel' and the compliments of friends, ordinary citizens and visitors. The parade of celebrities continued in the likes of St James' own Alderman Keron Valentine Deputy Mayor of Port of Spain, Radio Personality Steve Sealy, Dwayne O'Connor Calypso Monarch and Anton LaFond advocate/consultant. The week is over but the planning for next year is already on the way with the intention to have an even more outstanding week of events which is commensurate with the 'likes' of such events of this magnitude. St. James Times again congratulates the WeBeat committee for a job well done!