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MASH 2012 – Costume Parade – February 23, 2012

Mash 2012 costume parade a blast

… a sea of colour and rhythm flowing through city streets

GUYANA’S Republic Day 2012 celebration, Mashramani, was fantastic, and is no doubt one of the best in years. Many a reveller was overheard saying, “This is the best evah!”

An overseas group who chose Mashramani over the celebrations in Trinidad commented that the day’s activity is one that they have always wanted to witness. According to them, they have been hearing about the celebration here, and they thought it was just great. Continue reading

Notting Hill Carnival – West London – 2011

Not a looter in sight! Notting Hill Carnival sees hundreds of thousands on the streets for Europe’s biggest festival 

  • Scotland Yard puts a record 6,500 officers on duty in first big test since the riots
  • Police make 214 arrests but say two-day event has been ‘very peaceful’


Last updated at 9:43 AM on 30th August 2011

They came in their hundreds of thousands to dance and have a good time, Rio de Janeiro-style.

And yesterday revellers let their hair down in style at the Notting Hill Carnival in West London, with drumming groups, floats and sound systems all taking centre stage.

More than 6,500 police officers patrolled the streets for the second day of the event yesterday as Scotland Yard continued its unprecedented security operation just weeks after the riots.

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