2019 Soca Monarch competition still on despite rain
The show will go on!
That’s the word from the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the Executive Producers of this year’s Soca Monarch Competition. In a statement issued earlier today, the NCF said The competition was being held "as previously advertised" and access to the National Botanical Garden at Waterford, St Michael started from 11 a.m., and the competition was set to begin at 2 p.m.
On Saturday evening, the Barbados Meteorological Service issued a Flash Flood warning for the island which was to run until 6 p.m. today [Sunday July 28], but it was discontinued around six, this morning, after analysis of weather conditions overnight showed the threat of flash flooding had diminished.
But this was not without consequences as the earlier move by the Met Office [to put the warning in place] caused some promoters of events like the popular UV All inclusive breakfast party to reschedule their events. It also prompted speculation about whether the competition, which in its new format pulls the last year’s Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions into one event, would go on.
The reigning kings in both competition, Lil Rick and Mikey will come up against Adrian Clarke, Betty B, Biggie Irie, Marvay, Faith, Jamal JSlo Slocombe, Jus D, Leadpipe, Marzville, Natahlee, Sanctuary, Skung Yung and TC to crown on Monarch for 2019.
The reserve in the competition is Bo Bo.