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Dec 6, 1999

St. Vincent and the Grenadines wins Caribbean Song Festival

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A singer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines took first place in the Caribbean Song Festival over the weekend. Tyrone Williams received the honor for his song, “Rise Caribbean”. The competition on December fourth was broadcast live throughout the region from Havana, Cuba. Here are some highlights. You may recognize the presenter of the awards as Channel Five’s own Stewart Krohn, President of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union which sponsors the annual competition.

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Stewart Krohn, President, Caribbean Broadcasting Union

“Tonight perhaps more than any other wherever we are in the world, we are citizens of one nation, one family, and that is the Caribbean family.”

(Winner Tyrone Williams is announced and performs “Rise Caribbean”)

This was the sixteenth Caribbean Song Festival and ten countries had entries. The winner was awarded a one week stay in Cuba and took home a brand new Suzuki Baleno.

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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