Notting Hill Carnival Of The UK Back On Its Throne As The Seychelles Carnival International De Victoria’s Best Float With Brazil & Mauritius Taking 2nd And 3rd Place Respectively
Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company of the UK reclaimed its throne as the best international float in this year’s edition of the Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria.
James Michel President of Republic of Seychelles presenting Claire holder with the gold sculpted trophy at Freedom Square. Minister Alain St.Ange and Sherin Naiken are seen presenting the delegations from Brazil and Mauritius with their respective prizes
Climbing the top of the podium for three consecutive years 2011- 2013, Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company was stripped off its title in 2014 by China.
Claire Holder who promised her team is coming back this year to bring back home the limited edition Tom Bowers’ sculpted gold trophy said they feel even better this year.
“We feel really good. Our group worked hard to take back the top position on the podium’’.
Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company range of new costumes from Sunshine International Arts, Mahogany Carnival Arts, BeeRaahar Carnival Club, Flamingo Carnival Club and Paraison together with its show- stopping performance gave a lavishing performance to the public.
Brazil which came out third in 2014, took the second position this year. The Brazilians continued to be well received by the Seychellois public who are always attracted by the dancing performances of the Brazilians.
The delegation from Mauritius, dressed in their colourful attire showcasing “birds of paradise’’, pulled the Bronze trophy and ensured that the Indian Ocean Islands made it to the podium.
Mauritius was absent in the 2014 Carnival International de Victoria but it is vividly remembered by all that they had secured second position in 2013 edition of the carnival in Seychelles.
Joan Lamy head of the delegation from Mauritius carnival float said “it’s a great honour for Mauritius to be in Seychelles and to walk back home with a trophy’’.
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture who was on stage when the island’s President presented the first prize to Notting Hill Carnival of the UK said that this year the carnival delegations had landed in the Seychelles with the best possible act and décor. “We are indeed proud of the shows put up by the different delegations and we salute them for this incredible show. It is always a great show to see the very best from the world of carnivals battle it out for top position at the Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria”said Minister Alain St.Ange