January 22, 2020
THE Shell Saxons Superstars have emerged as the official winner of the 2019 Boxing Day parade after a penalty reversal, according to a group official. This pushed the Valley Boys, the original winner, into second place. Questions had swirled across social media about shifting results. Kendenique Campbell-Moss, co-chair of the Saxons, confirmed yesterday that the official results were disclosed to Junkanoo officials during a meeting Monday night where a report by the Independent Review Committee (IRC) was presented. The Saxons had placed second in the unofficial tally, followed by Genesis, One Family and the Roots. The Saxons also won the New Year’s Day Parade. Dion Miller, head of the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence, could not be reached yesterday. Anthen Mortimer, head of the Parade Management Team, said on Monday that the official results would be released in 24 hours. A press conference is expected today.
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