It is now uncertain whether the National Chutney Monarch competition,
scheduled for May 7, will go on.
The competitions organisers are said to be contemplating
the format of the competition, because of the condition of
chutney monarch Adesh Samaroo, who was injured in a vehicular
accident on Tuesday morning.
Samaroo is still warded at the Seventh-Day Adventist Community
Hospital in Cocorite, St James, with a fractured skull and
facial and internal injuries.
The chutney star, who rose to fame with the hit Rum Til I
Die, sustained multiple injuries when his pick-up ran off
the Eastern Main Road and crashed into the wall of the Emerald
Plaza in St Augustine.
President of the National Chutney Foundation Vijay Ramlal
said yesterday members of the organisation met to discuss
whether to proceed with the competition or just have participants
perform, in tribute to Samaroo.
are still trying to decide what format we would follow,
Ramlal said in a telephone interview yesterday.
do not want to do anything that would be a threat to him defending
will have to meet with other concerned parties and Adeshs
family before we make any decisions.
Ramlal also said the singer had not regained consciousness
after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.
is still unconscious and the doctors have him on drips. The
swelling around his head has gone down a bit and they say
his condition is stable for now.
they were cleaning his body, he moved his toes, so I guess
that that is a good sign, Ramlal said.
He said they did not know the extent of Samaroos facial
injuries, as his face was wrapped in bandages.
Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) has,
meanwhile, expressed sympathy to the Samaroo family, and extended
prayers for a speedy recovery.