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Sep 5, 2012

Pickstock group of a hundred children may not be in Carnival

Gareth Gill

Still on the carnival, the Pickstock Mas Band takes a hundred kids every year in the Carnival.  But with only a few days left before the road march on September eighth, the Pickstock group has been unable to get all the sponsorship it needs. Gareth Gill, the Leader of Pickstock told News Five what they need is a big truck.


Gareth Gill, Leader, Pickstock Carnival Band

“Pickstock Carnival Band has been in carnival five consecutive years and this year this is the first year we’ve had a problem with truck. From last week Thursday we have been trying to seek a truck for carnival day and we have not gotten an answer. And Pickstock Carnival Band is a very strong group and this year our theme is, “Noh touch pan wi jungle.” And we want to be in full force out there, but we have a problem with truck. We are appealing to anyone out there, any companies or anybody that wants to help Pickstock, if they could please call me at 625-6274 so that they could help me with our truck. We are appealing to that and hopefully if we don’t get an answer by Thursday, I don’t think that we will be out in carnival. Every day I get up and I have that fear that I don’t want it to happen because my children love carnival and we have about ninety-odd children already. Children are just coming and coming every day and we can’t really tell them no and we can’t tell them yes because we don’t really know where we stand with wah truck and we really need wah truck.”


If you want to help the Pickstock Carnival Band, you can call 625-6274.

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7 Responses for “Pickstock group of a hundred children may not be in Carnival”

  1. Rod says:

    Forget bout carnival unu dummies march fu unu survival and the survival of unu children march fu them if unu no got the drive fu do it fu unu self march tha the pm house tell him to resign he is a total failure at his job get him out guan judas barrow guan .

  2. Observer from abroad says:

    is not this the same area that does not have potable water, and this guy is worried about a truck for carnival . where are your priorities people. black people in Belize need to get working, having a black leader has done nothing for you.

  3. offduty says:

    Rod is gay for the PM. that’s why he has to comment on every story that has nothign to do with him.

  4. pieces says:

    u d worry bout wan truck fi carnival? Y ? after carnival day how much of those same kids will b able to afford a decent breakfast b4 school, isnt Pickstock “JUNGLE” , d same people that are complaining bc BWSL cut the FREE water…. and i say it again FREE, d devil is playing 4 keeps get unu prioties right….. ask for JOBS,FEEDING PROGRAM ,BOOKS , but fi get pan TV n beg for a TRUCK bc u need to go in the carnival is a messed up mentality.

  5. Truth says:

    oh my, I love the response from “observer from abroad” so true!!!! Belizeans!!!! SMH!!

  6. Paulette says:

    Are you guys really serious ? the only reason we are seeing things in such manner because we are adults. These are little children who still wants to be involved in something positive, most children are so grown they do not want to participate in anything. The key word is the children do not have a truck to participate in, would you like them to sit home or stand on the corner of the street, worrying about all the necessities that you all are mentioning, that is not their cross to bare, let them go out and have fun for one day , as their parents stand by and watch with proud admiration, and let tomorrow be just that another day in the JUNGLE as you so boldly put it.

  7. Storm says:

    @Pieces and @observer from abroad: 100% right! Government needs to check to see if those parents can raise those children properly. The last couple days of stories about Pickstock have given a really good insight into a dysfunctional community with hopeless “values.”

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