Lead singers Christian L Rambaran (left) and Renatta Singh, with lead guitarist Jason Bishop, of the Christian L Rambaran and the I CAN Band - Photo by Sue-Ann Wayow

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A Christmas Idea

By Sue Ann Wayow

FOR the past four years, the residents at Delta Avenue, Harmony Hall Development in Marabella have been meeting in December. These meetings are not to discuss problems or issues in the community but for neighbours to spend quality time with each other.

The annual Christmas dinner is the brainchild of Errol Rambaran who lives at Delta Avenue.

About 25 families would usually get together to celebrate the Christmas season.

Rambaran said, "Before the date of the event, we would have meetings and each neighbour will decide what they will be bringing. Each person usually prepares something to bring."

This year for the first time, the guests would be entertained by a live band-Christian L Rambaran and the I CAN band.

Rambaran said this year the famed Christmas character should be giving out gifts to approximately 25 children. The gifts would be donated by the residents.

He said neighbours used the dinner as an opportunity to get to know each other better and have a " good time of fellowship."

The dinner is usually held either at Rambaran's home or another neighbour's home. This year, the dinner will be held on December 8.

And Rambaran said other villages should consider doing something similar in their areas during the Christmas season.

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