“Fire Busters” and the Sandy Bay Police Youth Club Carollers are the Police Credit Union Police Carolling Contest Senior and Junior champions for 2018. The two champions were crowned at the culmination of the carolling contest in the wee hours of Dec.15 at the Central Police Station.
In an electrifying and keenly competitive competition, the Fire Busters out-sang their seven other competitors in the senior choir competition with their original rendition “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” and “Christmas Bacchanal in the traditional category.
Traffic Angels placed second for the second consecutive year, singing “Comfort and Joy” and “Pull Down Crime for the Christmas”.
Third position went to “CPS Blasters”, who sang “Christmas Hallelujah” and “Santa Gone Santa Still Dey”.
In the junior choir competition, Sandy Bay Police Youth Club Carollers outshined their other six competitors, singing “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”. Paget Farm Police Youth Club Carollers placed second with “Noel” while Petit Bordel Police Youth Club Carollers took the third position with their rendition of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”.
Fire Busters received a cash prize of $700, one trophy and one case of Vita Malt while Sandy Bay Police Youth Club Carollers received $350, one trophy and one case of Vita Malt.
The trophy for Best Carol went to Fire Busters. Traffic Angels received the trophy for Best Original Song, while Best Speech was awarded to CPS Blasters. Auxiliary Carollers received the trophy for Best Turned-Out Choir”.
It was the first time in its 15-year history that the contest was broadcast live online and on television. This was made possible through newly formed partnership with STV Online and VC3.
Commissioner of Police, Colin John expressed thank all of the sponsors namely the patrons and everyone who contributed in some way to the successful hosting the 2018 Police Carolling Contest, including the guest artistes including The Bowmans, Man Zangie, Cleopatra, Luta, and Avenue Dancers.
The competition was held under the theme “Tis the season for Mirth and Merriment”.