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Jul 30, 2014

Mother Nature Carnival Band Celebrates 10th Anniversary….

Carnival 2014 is quickly approaching and carnival groups across the city and other districts are putting the final touches to their elaborate costumes for King, Queen and revelers. But while the fete is a highly anticipated event for the September Celebrations, it is also very costly. These bands would perennially look to sponsors for assistance for the costumes. That aside, the bands would annually carry out fundraising activities to generate additional funds. This year, defending Carnival Road March Champion, Mother Nature Creations is celebrating its tenth anniversary and is putting off its third annual pageant fundraiser. News Five spoke to Band Designer, Leroy Green and four of the six delegates competing for the title of Miss Mother Nature.


Leroy Green, Designer/PR, Mother Nature Creations

Leroy Green

“We have six contestants and they will be making five appearances. They will open the show with a bang, with an African dance, I must say, since our team of the pageant is Daughters of Africa; Celebrate Carnival. They will open with an African dance. Then there will be introduction, casual wear modeling, time competition, evening wear and interview and finally the carnival costume and carnival spirit competition, which is worth the most marks. It has two main purposes actually. One is to sensitize the public that the band is still alive and going strong…we have almost if not two thousand so far that we have to be turning back people. So we are giving our fans out there a show to enjoy. And it is also primarily to raise funds for the band.”


Adran Garnett

Adran Garnett, Contestant

“Hi, I am twenty-three year old Adran Garnett. Come out and support the Mother Nature carnival band because you all know mother nature is nothing but hypeness.”


Eresia Michael, Contestant

“My name is Iresa Michael. I think everybody supposed to come out and come…dah just wah fundraising, but we want everybody come enjoy themselves same way too.”


Eresia Michael

Duane Moody

“Tell us about the preparation you’ve put in for the competition?”


Eresia Michael

“Well I di do my best as usual and I just want have fun.”


Anesha Robateau

Anesha Robateau, Contestant

“Well my name is Anesha Robateau and why y’all should come out is because it is a proud event of Mother Nature’s band. It will be a success; I can say that for sure, and it will be very, very interesting because with Mother Nature we always bring the best.”


Stacey Welch, Contestant

Stacey Welch

“Hi my name is Stacey Welch, I am twenty-three years old and I think everybody should come out and enjoy themselves cause dah pure hypeness mother nature comes with.”


Leroy Green

“The winner, the second and the third place get what we call special costumes which are different from the rest of the costumes, cost more of course and are larger. Every single contestant who vies for the competition gets their costume free of cost.”


The other two participants are Mirayne Henderson from Crooked Tree and Rashida Bevans from Belize City. The competition will be held at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday. General admission is ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children under the age of twelve. 

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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