Antigua Observer

St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - For the first time since Antigua & Barbuda’s staging of the Panorama competition, joint winners have been declared.

LIME Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra and Hadeed Group of Companies AMP Halycon Steel Orchestra will share the 2011 title, Minister responsible for Carnival, Eleston “Namba” Adams announced Monday.


But in quick response, Hell’s Gate spokesperson Stafford Joseph said the band will hold off accepting the revised decision.


“We won’t accept anything coming from the minister as bona fide,” Joseph said when contacted by OBSERVER Media.


“We’ll await Mr. Patrick ‘Stone’ Johnson, acting head of the association, to come forward and make a statement; then we’ll go from there.”

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  • am a old Halcyon player so I have to support my band. Hope Babu and Blakey and Pocket and all the other old players are there still.  Big up Halcyon  Paddy Corea

    • yes paddy all the players you mention is still around and play in panorama every year

  • sorry about this but it's not the first time we have a tie in our panorama competition. It happen in 1968 with Harmonites and brute force steel orchestra. 

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