Calls for Rowley to deal with Chutney row


SINCE the Chutney Soca Monarch competition receives state funding, a call is being made to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to intervene and deal with a row that has broken out between the organisers of the competitions and a group of disgruntled chutney artistes. Yesterday, the group gathered outside the San Fernando office of George Singh, chutney soca promoter of Southex Promotions, demanding that only local chutney songs – and not remakes of Bollywood songs – are allowed to be entered in the competition.

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DISRESPECTFUL! This how president of the Sri Dattatreya Yoga centre and attorney Ramesh Persad-Maharaj described a decision by a young chutney artiste to use the Sri Dattatreya temple in Carapichaima to film what Persad-Maharaj has termed, “an offensive Chutney video”.