>> Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Trust me, I know that the only reason you're readying this post if because you want to know who the finalists are in the upcoming Blackberry International Soca Monarch and Pay Whe Groovy Soca Monarch competition. Unfortunately, I still don't have those results. The reasons why not are anyone's guest, however, I've been hearing that one reason could surround the health of one of the judges who up till last night was receiving care at Mt Hope Hospital. Although, officials at the Caribbean Prestige Foundation deny that this is the reason.
In my searching, I found out that Soca Monarch will be giving (a very small amount) to help the relief efforts in Haiti. A whopping $2 per ticket. Granted, something IS better than nothing. However $2 TT is only $0.33 US, an amount that when compared to last year's ticket prices accounts for less than 1% of the revenue.
The organizers are working with reduced funding this year, but you have to wonder if the contribution is little more than a gimmick. If you're planning to attend International Soca Monarch and you want to support Haiti, please consider making an additional donation through a registered charity as well.
Love and Soca,