Dominica Calypso Association looks deeper into Hunter controversy


Two high level executive members of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) viewed the original recording of a performance by Hunter as the organization begins looking deeper into whether allegations are true or not that the three-time monarch had cheated at the recently held calypso semi finals.

However no decision has been made on whether he is culpable of any wrong doing.

Darryl Bobb, a member of the executive who viewed the recording at Marpin’s studio on Wednesday, told Dominica News Online that the entire executive will meet and a final decision will be made on the matter.

No exact date was set for the meeting but DNO, who was present at the viewing, was told it will be held “pretty soon.”

Controversy erupted when it was alleged that Hunter had written some of the lyrics of his song on the palm on his hands and had read them during his performance at the semi finals.

Hunter has denied the allegation and President of the DCA, Kelvin “Ras Kelly” Williams who also viewed the tape on Wednesday, said having lyrics written on the palm of one’s hand during a performance is not necessarily an offense.

Williams remained tight-lipped on the matter during the viewing, insisting that a statement will be made after the entire executive of the association meets.

Discussion on the matter, mostly on social media, continued unabated on Wednesday. Many say Hunter should admit his “wrong doing” and move on while others insist that he had done nothing wrong.

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  1. !
    January 31, 2013

    @okie dokie

    Go ask those in TT, Guy, and Jam who do it all the time.

  2. levi
    January 31, 2013

    since he did not break any law wats the problem???

  3. kaiso fan
    January 31, 2013

    He cheated, He lied, He got caught. To Hunter and his fans if he did nothing wrong why did he lie and say is information from the ticket booth that was there? The clip from the news clearly showed lyrics. The beginning of the second and third verse. We dont need rules and laws for cheating…..out he goes……just wait for tomorrow at 10 to know the fate of all you disgraced king….

  4. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013

    Hunter shame on you for trying to make this a joke. Noone is trying to bring you down, be a man and own up to what you did. Cheating is wrong in every part of the world in every discipline. The fact that you went to the stardom tent last night and put a plastic bag over your hand is sad. This is no joke, if it was a joke you would have never gone to such lengths to try to make it to the next round. Calypso is serious business in Dominica.

    • Malgraysa
      January 31, 2013

      More appropriately he should have put that bag over his head…….

    January 31, 2013

    Geeze it is sad but most people in Dominica will not see the wrong in this because they have probably cheated on exams, stolen things etc. If something is wrong it is wrong, if it is right it is right ……no matter who does it. People need to know how to take responsibilty for their actions. Some things are not necessarily illegal but they are not right. The comments on this issue are amazing to me. For people to say that they do not see anything wrong about what was done is really sad. To blame Matt and Lennox is even sadder. But to these people Hunter smells as sweet as a rose.

  6. grand bay i come out
    January 31, 2013

    Yow if all of us say we love hunter like that the best he can do is come clean about wat we already kknow. He had something wreaten on his hands. Be the man we all wish u are n step out. DCA don’t need this

    • January 31, 2013

      I did not attend the show.However, I do not seem to understand how a singer jumping all over the stage a mike in one hand singing is able to read at the same time words of a song writtrn on the palm of his hand.I suppose it had to be written in bright large letters so that he could read it easily. Someone should make me understand this.

      • kaiso fan
        January 31, 2013

        @ Kathy he wasnt jumping up and down he was walking slowly. you should have watched the marpin news to see the words in his hand, very clear and readable. He cheated he have to suffer the consequences end of story. no time to soutiway vis!

      • levi
        January 31, 2013

        i see it the same way

    • January 31, 2013

      I just watched the little bit of video that is recorded. The video should show Hunter actually reading from his palm. Yes, words are written on the palm, but I did not see him reading. For that matter, where the palm is shown you do not se his face. I cannot judge from that whether he was reading or not. Maybe there is other or stronger evidence:cannot see it in that short video. Mark you, I am not a Hunter fan, just trying to give a little analysis of what I see.

      • Observer
        January 31, 2013

        Kathy why are you making this complicated? He had his lyrics on his hand (he admitted that to Marpin although he said it was something else on his hand on Matt). You have to actually see him reading the notes? Are you serious? Do you aware that someone can just turn their eye without turning their heads to read something in their hands? Why you people have to get soo technical to try to shield Hunter? I like Hunter – he is one of my favorite calypsonians but he did something wrong. Even if it was my child that did something like that, whether he/she read it or not, I would admonish them the step out of the competition.

      • just saying
        January 31, 2013

        it doesn’t matter if he read it or not during the performance. He wrote it with intent to cheat. if he knew his song well and didn’t need he, he wouldn’t have wrote it in the first place

      • February 2, 2013

        Ok Kathy keep making excuses for Mr Hunter. I don’t know if you wear glasses but if you do you must clean the lens. It seems to me that you don’t want to accept the facts.

  7. calypso fan
    January 31, 2013

    Matt and them like too much story. hunter will sing in the finals and if he have to win, he will, inspite of all u story.

  8. calypso review
    January 31, 2013

    as far as am concerned… there was no wrong doing on hunter’s part. whether he had lyrics written on the palm of his hands or not. some people are making an issue about nothing…

  9. HYPE
    January 31, 2013

    I believe that a separate body of people should be the ones meeting and giving a final decision on the matter. Not the executive. Why? Within the executive are other participants (who are also ‘finalists’). Therefore, one can safely conclude that there can easily be a biasness in their final decision, because, in truth, Hunter is indeed a competition for them. I’m not saying that Hunter did not do as alleged. What I’m saying is, the members of the executive are not in a position to handle the matter in fairness and they should even recuse themselves. And in the future, I believe that memebers of the Calypso association executive should not be allowed to associate themselves in any way with Calypso, whether participating, or writing for a calypsonian for which money could be recieved. It will soon undermind the integrity of the Calypso Association.

  10. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013

    Poor Hunter to have such a controversy stain his amazing career. I am really rooting for him and hope that if it so warrants, he pay his dues be it step down from this years competition or whatever, and is able to move forward from this and overcome stronger than ever.

    The bottomline is, its still his song for which he allegedly wrote his lyrics not to say he stole someones song or murdered someone or stole people’s tax money 8-O

    Too talented a Dominican for this to dominate his legacy.

  11. Concern citizen
    January 31, 2013

    The Hunter is a natural do u think he will forget his lyrics. Hello he,s not DICE. Tell me u all afraid of the HUNTER.

  12. click clack
    January 31, 2013

    Hunter you are my partner,your words are not doing you justice,take the “easy door” be the man you always profess to be in your songs,clear your conscience, we will give you a second chance,if you lost it go to Boopley for some.
    While you try to blame Matt;Matt is the one i always hear saying;it is better to be thought of as a cheat or ..A???, than to open your mouth and cast all doubt

  13. bad
    January 31, 2013

    If he sing 4 so much years.d man had d song on his hand.when he start 2 sing his eyes never stop watchin his hand.d words was on his left hand afer he sing wat was on his left hand he put d mic in his other hand (right)

  14. @ Dominican abroad
    January 31, 2013

    I do not blame Hunter for the lines on his palms because we do not know when he wrote it, whether he read it or not. I blame him for calling Matt show and making a fool of himself. He did not have to say anything.

  15. jazz
    January 31, 2013

    It is easy to verify if Hunter looked at his palm at the time the line was being played. Here is what I suggest:

    Play the Hunter’s entire performance. Listen for when the lines on his palm appears in the song and if he appears to be looking at his palm at the same time then he is cheating otherwise he was not. He must be looking at his palm at the same time the line is being sang.

    • Disturbed
      January 31, 2013

      The DCA say it and they are convinced Hunter erred. He should save face and his reputation as a 3 time King and a corporal of Police and do the honorable thing and step out of the competition

  16. Fan
    January 31, 2013

    I am a Hunter Fan, but I would advise Hunter right now it’s best he step down, to save some face. Do not escalate this more and have the wrong and strong attitude. You are a father, a policeman, set the example. You wrote your lyrics on your hand, whether you watched your hand or not it is not right. You are a veteran calypsonian, one of the best, so Sir, as a fan of yours, and of calypso, please just step down now from the finals. Come back next year fresh! Thank you.

  17. Captioned
    January 31, 2013

    It is a conspiracy against Hunter. Certain members from the Calypso Association on a WITCH HUNT and we all know who they are. How can you be a competitor in A FINAL AND STILL BE PART OF AN INVESTIGATION. You have to remove yourself so as not to show your bias intentions.

  18. January 31, 2013

    Ha ha BOBB turn FBI..Whatever u do Bobb u will never ever win.Some people make any little thing look ugly in DA.

  19. Devils Advocate
    January 31, 2013

    I have a serious issue with Lennox Linton going on about “CHEATING” when is a CHEAT a CHEAT when there is no law up until that point that you cannot use a prompt. If Hunter has broken the calypso law ten so be it. The thing is the Calypso Association needs to assess the sitution based on REGULATION not on is ingenuity. Now as far as bringing the Association in disrepute, there is no such thing except to set the precedence going forward. I am dissapointed that all the attention on Q this morning is that he cheated when cheat in terms of calypso has not been defined.

  20. Morihei Ueshiba
    January 31, 2013

    “Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, shall himself fall into his own pit; but the upright shall have good things in possession.”

    The Natural Law of Mashlei :mrgreen:

  21. Dominican by birth
    January 31, 2013

    Sometimes even the best of them cheats international and home grown…so de ghost stop all the excuses and do what you have to do…set an example so it won’t happen again

  22. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013

    I am not saying what Hunter did is wrong or wright, the man hands are his, his lyrics are his, he could have writen on his forhead…as much as it is not in the rule book then he is not wrong..

    people google and paste things pretend it’s theirs all the time (Plagiarism) But if… at the end… it is said they were his lyrics, then he should be judged for lying to his fans..tell the truth and shame the devil..

  23. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    But I saw Beyonce lip-sync….and she open her mouth WIDE……But what can I say, is it stated in the rule book?

  24. January 30, 2013

    People think that he had the whole song on his hand…I mean is that possilbe? All you need is a couple key words that start the next verse to avoid singing a verse twice, that is all, and then they believe a seasoned singer like he is cannot forget his words, who says that? it has happened to the best of performers, Hunter is no different, he must just step down now, apologise and nine days later they will forget about all that.

  25. Curious
    January 30, 2013

    Thhis is cheating. The semi finals is just like an exam. what willams trying to tell people cheat…nonsense this is cheating..Hunter just agree..step down.. put in the electra in his place

  26. Concerned
    January 30, 2013

    none ah yuh a mek sense e nuh suppose fih ha lyrics pan e hand secondly e ha fuh face d consequences yes e wrong buh a e own song accardin to d porson wey tlk dey and seh bout speech is true bhut dominicans mus tink dno is beff ting fuh real bhut it informin u doe behhhhh :evil: 8) :-? :-x :?:

  27. Forensic expert
    January 30, 2013

    The words are in his left hand and he holds the mic in his left hand. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    • February 1, 2013

      Ok Forensic Expert. The first photo DNO showed his left palm with the writing facing him. I didn’t see any mike in his left hand rather i saw the words to the second verse of his sony. If you are an expert as you claim you probably let all the criminals out because of you false positives. Also did you analyzed the drugs that was recently sent to Barbados. I would not be surprised if you did because this incident is so easy to solve therefore I can’t understand how it could confound you.

  28. What Boy
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter said at first and i qoute” I have information written on the palm of one of myhands but they were not the lyrics of the song and it was written before the show started. As you know I am the treasurer of the calypso association, So I went to the ticketing booth very early and I organized with the people monies and floats and so on. Information was written on my hands because at the time I could not find paper …they had a list of the calypsonians that they were using to tick out people they thought would have made it. I did not have paper….some information was there.”
    And now I am seeing the lyrics of his song on his hands. Where are the figures that the people at the ticket booth gave to you?
    The names of the calypsonians you thought would have made it, where are they written on your hand?
    Instead I am seeing hte first line of one of the verses of your song. Stop lying and face up to the crime. You were caught with your hand in the cookie jar!!! Fess Up.

  29. TBINB
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter should step down OR the Calypso Association should disqualify him.
    The fact that he had the info written in his hand is call CHEATING or INTENT TO CHEAT.
    This is a competition and that type of behavior especially from a Veteran in the business should not be tolerated.
    I am very disappointed in the response from the Head of the calypso association. Wrong is wrong and this a matter of ethics. Even though there’s no rule, this type of behavior is unacceptable and shows disrespect to the efforts of the other competitors. What type of message is this to our youths or other participants in respective shows???????
    Kelly take a stand for what is right…if u don’t stand for something u will fall for anything! AND
    the Dominican public should not accept and allow this behavior from Hunter….If he is allowed to compete the night of the finals they should BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO him.

  30. sweet pea
    January 30, 2013

    hunter need to stop 8)

  31. rescue 911
    January 30, 2013

    the biggest of men put information on paper.not that they were all singing the same song.everybody was singing their old song .so tell me how did hunter cheat?

  32. Forensic expert
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter I saw the show and most of the time your hands were closed, and the words does not match your lyrics anyway, and if you have any trouble call me for witness and get Tony for lawyer.

  33. /////////..
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter leave those Roseau people thing for them, you from the North and u know they never like you. Now they want people like you to leave for young people, they want the older heads to go out.Just now their will be no calypso competition because the crown is for one person. No competition for him. Hunter, doh worry with them Lennox and Matt will sing calypso on their talk show.THE MOST PERFECT AND HONEST MEN IN DOMINICA IS MR LENNOX LINTON AND MATT PELTIER. hunter doh worry with them they can’t keep you down. just look out a Political twist will e put towards it by tommorrow. Stupessssssssssss.

  34. legit
    January 30, 2013

    Thats just the court of public opinion its not illegal to have words on the hands..can anyone prove he was actually reading it

  35. Well! well
    January 30, 2013

    If this allegation is indeed true, does the Calypso Association have a rule against what they are accusing the Hunter of? If there is no rule then what is the point of the investigation?

  36. Agatha
    January 30, 2013

    Why should Hunter bow out. Is there any law that says he cannot write cues on his hand? Why Dominicans like to tear down each other so? Like dogs eating dogs. Do you think the country can get anywhere with this crab in a barrel attitude? To my mind this is what is crippling the country.

    Hunter, me boy, dont let bottom feeders drag you down. Hold your head high belt out your song and blast them away.

  37. Asterix
    January 30, 2013

    Ghost will never go against Hunter because Hunter is one of the calypsonians who voted against Ian “Jacko” Jackson and supported the reienstatement of Ghost as president of the DCA, a position Ghost has enjoyed for so many years without elections.

  38. concerned
    January 30, 2013


    U cant put off ur best for them back bitters

  39. positive mind
    January 30, 2013

    I would like to know what part of the universe dominicans come from. I just cannot understand how a people can be so ignorant and petty. D way these people think and act is just RIDICULOUS!!! most time I am ashame to say that I am a Dominican. Because you know why? People from all over the world are reading these comments and alot of people are saying the way these people think and talk they sound so narrow minded and stupid

  40. an observer
    January 30, 2013

    i hope they show the whole tape, so everybody can see for themselves. dno i am waiting. not just his hand. yes there are words on his hands but it is not to clear. i make out long a our, the rest can’t tell.

  41. Razor blade
    January 30, 2013

    Dominicans are people who like too much negativity it all most seems you people are waiting for something bad to rejoice. Every time I read the feed back from Dominicans is absolute certainty of guilt. When are you ever going to let the evidence play it self out. Why do we hate our brothers and sisters that we can so bodly cast judgement on them without getting the truth/evidence. This world is bigger than us and we have to let god do his will. take heed

  42. Devil's advocate
    January 30, 2013

    We have seen many a time the embarrassment calypsonians experience for forgetting their lines. A real professional would know that if that is likely to happen during a performance the risk should be mitigated. If there is no rule against prompting then no offense was committed. The controversy stems from people’s lack of ingenuity and implicit rules. The committee has no weight here except for making prompts forbidden going forward! As it stands Hunter demonstrated professionalism and tact so he doesn’t look like a fool on stage. Good on you Hunter!

  43. 95 north
    January 30, 2013

    Asa go back to studio and add another verse to your calypso to make it hotter,call it the remix breaking news.

  44. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    Why waste time, money and energy. Let the man sing in the competition.

  45. Possie NY
    January 30, 2013

    Serioulsy!! SMFH…So all u looking for ways to penalize the man for his own lyrics…cheating…what the hell is it…CXC exams..The man Lyrics…give this thing a rest…Hunter you have my full support…

  46. 100% D/A
    January 30, 2013

    this is a minor situation, we have more important things to worry about. How can Hunter sing and read at the same time, as it was said notes were written on the left hand, was he holding the mic in his left hand or not? come on people, move on. Dominica is already too much in the spotlight for negativity. We have too much to fix in D/A as it is, it’s carnival time let us all come together and stop fighting each other.

  47. IKR
    January 30, 2013

    Sometimes its not the event or incident but it is the principle behind it that we need to consider. If you go into an exam room with any written material; paper, on your body or otherwise it is regarded as ‘intent’ to cheat and you may be disqualified. As far as I see it the calypso semi-finals is an exam…You are competing against others, and you are judged to see if you are good enough to advance to the next round. That being said you have a responsibility to be fair and honest during the exam.

  48. Hil Rose
    January 30, 2013

    DNO or anyone concerned: Isn’t it a matter of “conflict-of-interest” when the famous Hunter is the Sec/Treasurer (or member)of the DCA and simultaneously, is a competitor under the same DCA umbrella/organization?

    Don’t you think there will be biasness when it comes to selecting him in the finals (over someone else who might be equally deserving)?

    Also, it may create hesitation among his peers (Executives) to call him out (wrong or right), regarding the “hand-that-rocked-the cradle” – lyrics written on palm of hand.

    Good Luck Hunter!

  49. jackie
    January 30, 2013

    Hunter you wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong; Hunter you wrong and you bleddy wrong, Hunter you wrong , you still playing strong.

  50. Joe
    January 30, 2013

    Daryl and Pat would be happy eh to vote in favour of disqualifying Hunter!!!!!!

    I am starting to feel now the the Calypso association should not be run and managed by caplysonians and writers… it should be independent… look out for more controversy when they announce the price money for the king…. Just wait who the king is then listen carefully!

  51. 123
    January 30, 2013

    No Law, No constitution… not for 1 set :lol:

  52. african queen
    January 30, 2013

    Please hunter I know how u feel really u want to perform but for your children sake bow out gracefully. These things happen to the best of us. Domininicans I know we all like hunter but really let us not uphold this kind of doings. Let us stop making all these kind of excuses for him. I am certain he knows he did something that should not have been done. we all fall from grace. Hunty go and come back again; Love brother

  53. Standfast
    January 30, 2013

    Anyway folks, some of the most highly regarded public speakers use teleprompters..Obama etc and Bands including Bon Jovi , Bruce Springsteen uses up to four during live performances..that doesn’t change the energy, the spirit, and the passion with which they if it’s not an offense in the books, what the fuss about….

  54. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    The people who are supporting this act of cheating are like a thieves who are not the least bit sorry he stole, but is truly, truly sorry he got caught.
    if I was in the finalist position i would not participate in the finals until Hunter steps down

  55. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 30, 2013

    Who will play at this year’s calypso show
    Last year they say I curse mamo
    They want to put me in their controversy
    De Hurricane was accurate many years ago with that tune.

  56. lcm
    January 30, 2013

    I can see hunters calypso for next year already. Hunter, you already get a storyline for next years competition and if you are a true calypsonian i predict you gonna win the crown

    Let me know how you were able to write lyrics on yours hand and perform in front cameras where the catch your hands but cannot catch you reading it and gave your usual classic performance
    that my friend is some hodini skills. Wicked!!!! Lol lol

  57. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    maybe just maybe he is used to doing it so finally it catch up with him he met the bend in his road and the end of his rope,just suggesting

  58. stevo
    January 30, 2013

    hunter bow now bro. do not wait until the calypso association disqualifies you. after that you will come out with a speech saying you going and leave them people thing for them and you consulting your lawyer…. typical dominican

    • "O" STRESS"
      January 30, 2013

      Thats a hater,never will rise to Hunters level. Police or no Police man we will never move away from that mentality. Stevo! as an officer what proof is there to prove that King hunter is guilty of what is being alleged? No surprise coming from you Bro. Wait hunter, will go on and win the crown and there will wailing and gnashing of teeth and worst than that. We read it first on D.N.O.

    • .......
      January 31, 2013

      On what ground will he be disqualified?

  59. Yang Fui
    January 30, 2013

    Because the DCA des not have any forbidden rule on the matter there is nothing they can d to the Hunter. So the issue will just remain in the court of public opinion as the DCA will remain silent with their findings. The rest is left to Hunter – his public image and musical career is his to fix.

    • Watch Dog
      January 30, 2013

      I see it like this: Calypsonians in the past have been disqualified or not made it through for forgetting their lines or for repeating lines or verses of their songs. So by precedent this is the rule “you forget your lines; you are out”

      So the rule should apply to Hunter. If he read lines from his palm then it is fair to assume that he forgot his lines and needed his palm to come to his assistance and therefore the rule established by precedent above should be applied.

  60. Marlpardee
    January 30, 2013

    They never wonder if is god he was asking for help from those back bitters.

    • mi daybar woi woi wo
      January 30, 2013

      yea and he had psalm 23 write on his palm.

  61. Mamizoo
    January 30, 2013

    DNO if you were at the viewing then it is ok to express an opinion. What did you notice – did Hunter look at his palm written lyrics? Sometimes I find DNO too coward and not willing to assert a position.
    Was hunter present at the viewing DNO?

  62. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    Here are some suggestions for a name change for Dominica: BEFF LAND; RORO COUNTRY; CONTROVERSY ISLAND. That seems all we are interested in these days anyway. Make Matt PM and Lennox President to put the icing on the cake!!!!!!!

    • Views Expressed
      January 30, 2013

      If you have nothing to contirubute to seriously and productivley I wll advise you to please remain anonymous, ok Mr. Anonymous…ok… Please open your mind to help others do the same..

      • Distured
        January 31, 2013

        such nice chaos….

    • for the last time
      January 30, 2013

      atleast matt and lennox linton are keepibg ut real something u have a very hard time accepting and the mere facrlt you have placed the island that presumably close to your heart in those categories clearly shows you havve a lot of growing up to do….I hope u do though for your own benefit….smh…

    • concerned
      January 30, 2013

      i know…..personally all i see is that if linton cannot get throught skerrit, he will try to get to all his supporters!!!!!

      but one thing i know is that he will stay on the back burner. stop attackin people, what u do will come back to haunt u!!!!

    • Citizen
      January 31, 2013

      At least they will do what’s right for country and not for self for these guys have a conscience .

      You all vex because people catching people in the act with their hands in the coockie jar .

      It’s time we wake up and smell the coffee .

  63. for the last time
    January 30, 2013

    Y are peop still calling this hunter dramma an accusation? its not an accusation its the real deal….take your nose off from behind you and tell it is…dont cover up because uts hunter it could happen to anyone but it just so happen to be de hunter..disappointing yes and hunter h as to face thw public and address this situation first as a man a nd as a professional….the lyrics are clear theres no ifs, and or buts about it noq Dominicans need to stop tha lasaway seviete bullshit and give wrong where its due…..enough said.

    • jus saying
      January 30, 2013

      can u or some1 please, please tell me what are the words that was so clear to read. Can someone just read me or tell me the lyrics that was so clear

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013

      I agree with you 100%. And I am very disappointed in Ras Kelly’s statement. The fact that they guy has lyrics on his hand is enough! How stupid! Does one even has to turn his head to glance at notes on his hand? He only has to turn his eyes. How technical you want to get Mr. Kelly to shield Hunter. Hunter has always been one of my favorite calypsonian, but the man was wrong. It would do him so much better now just to admit his wrong. I don’t need anybody to read the hand note for me. It is clear the man had his lyrics on his hand!

  64. January 30, 2013

    It’s his song, he wrote it, so what;s the problem. this looks like a conspiracy to me. someone want to win badly; Hunter is a threat. give it up people. concentrate on something more meaningful. like a safe Carnival celebration for All.

    • Hello
      January 30, 2013

      I guess it his constitution, his laws, so he can break the laws whenever e wants. No Leno constitution. Sickpeople

    • Marlpardee
      January 30, 2013

      I agree 100 percent. Is d man song, so what if he have it even on a paper i don’t care. Don’t officials have speeches abd glance at them when they read? Is not like he copying someone else song and singing it. Da people have better things to worry about. Leave hunter alone.

      • Marlpardee
        January 30, 2013

        Error in line word is and. Typo error . This is what u get ith touch screen!

      • Hmmmm....
        January 30, 2013

        Are the speeches that you are drawing reference to read for the purpose of competition? The fact remains that the gentleman sought to gain an unfair advantage by having information to jog his memory during his performance. When the same thing happens during scholastic examinations its called cheating – we admonish our children when they commit such acts. Shouldn’t the same standard apply even to beloved calypsonians? Or is it one standard for those we like and another for those we don’t. I can only imagine the hell fire that would have been brought to bear on the likes of Beno, Bobb, or Webb if they were the ones guilty of such an act. Grow a conscience!

      • I lick
        January 30, 2013

        Then the association should tell the finalists that it is not an offence to write their songs on their palms or utilise a song sheet.

      • Me Dat
        January 30, 2013


      • illegal finalist
        January 31, 2013

        Cheating is cheating! This is not a Presidential speech, this is a competition. Do you really think Hunter can go to a competition repping Dca in calypso and write prompts on his hand? Come on man! So what if he wrote his song? He is not a guest performer he is COMPETING!!!Stop supporting this because of who he is. Looks to me that calypso has no code of ethics if they allow this illegal finalist to compete. Once Hunter is allowed to go through then as of new year the stage is set for everyone to do the same.Even better for Ras kelly if you ask me since he is known for forgetting his songs.

      • okie dokie
        January 31, 2013


  65. concern citizen
    January 30, 2013

    I would like to know how is it possible for him read what is written on his hand whilst singing? what is written is in small black ink. Dominicans please use your common sense before making accusations.

    • Disappointed
      January 31, 2013

      You saw Marpin news tonite? Please take a view of it tomorrow morning you will see how he reads what was written on his hand

  66. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013

    I would like to know how is it possible for him to able to sing and read what is written on his hand whilst he sings? wouldn’t need to see what is written on his hand? Please don’t be so stupid about such allegations. Domincans please use your common sense before making such accusations.

    • shit up
      January 30, 2013

      D point is What d hell he goin to do with notes on his hands, he singing for hw much years and dat he showin he is made of, and he so cant lie, waitin for a song abot dat from ASA…. :lol:

      • Concerned
        January 30, 2013


    • Bones
      January 30, 2013

      Was wondering how was he able to read while he was jumping and so… Din’t Bob have his song on a the stage floor on paper some years ago at the Dominica club?..”Lespwe poul” we tend to forget..Don’t see what is the problem…Chewwpppssss!!!

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