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A decision has been taken to disqualify one artiste from contending for the title of Power Soca Monarch by the St Lucia Calypso Association.

The announcement comes following claims that the Calypso Association has discovered a breach on the part of Claudius J Mouse Edmund, who had cleared the semi-final round and had been named as a finalist in the competition.

An email addressed to the artiste, and signed by the Chairperson of the Rules of Competition committee Avril Emanus, notes that as a competitor in the Power Soca Competition, it has been able to verify Edmund’s date of birth as September 27, 1996. It further noted that this therefore confirms that he is seventeen years old.  
 
The Email adds that in accordance with Article 2(b) of the Constitution of the St Lucia Calypso Association(2009), the artiste ought to have been eighteen years old and therefore at the moment he is not eligible to take part in the competition.

as a consequence of this breach, Edmund was today informed of his disqualification from further participation.

When questioned about the developing situation earlier today, Chairperson of the Rules of Competition Committee Avril Emanus declined comment on the matter, and instead referring us to the Chairman of the St Lucia Calypso Association 2009 David Jordan.

Several Efforts by our news desk to reach Mr Jordan were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile it appears that the artiste is determined not to go out without a fight.

RCI news understands that Edmund’s management has responded to the email which informed of the decision to disqualify him from the event. Sources say they are confident about their case for a counter-argument in the matter
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