The long awaited UWI CHTM carnival was FINALLY here, and who said that walking from Arawak Cay to CHTM was a long journey? On a normal day, if we had to walk from Arawak Cay to campus it would be non-stop complaining, but today was different. As you know, CHTM carnival is one of the most anticipated events on the event calendar, and this year was no exception.
The morning’s festivities started out a bit later than scheduled but nevertheless, we took to the streets and although we were small in numbers we were large at heart; as the Jamaicans say “Wi Likkle but Wi Tallawah”.
We chipped to the beat of popular soca music, “We Jamming Still”, “Stink and Dutty”, and “Good Morning”; lovely girls in their beautiful costumes along with male counterparts. As we took to the streets of Nassau, onlookers stopped to take photos and some even joined in on the festivities. True to CHTM style, no passing cars were left untouched as revellers made their way through the streets.
Along the route and on the final stretch of our journey no one complained that the route was too long, in fact everyone stated that we had gotten back to school too fast and they weren’t ready to stop partying.
As we made our way to UB compound tired, weary and hungry, everyone sprawled out on the floor or anywhere they could find to be comfortable as they waited on the scrumptious meal that was prepared for us. As we sat and ate amongst friends we reminisced on what was a great day and one that we didn’t want to end. Big up to the students that made the meals.
CHTM carnival will forever be one of the highlights of our time here and one that we will never forget. Big up to our amazing sponsors… Long live ALIV!!!
By Crystal Alleyne, BSc. Tourism Management, 2017
Photos/Videos by Renissa Waldron and Shanice Jordan © 2017