MICHAEL Osuna, known in the calypso world as Sugar Aloes, made a triumphant return to Skinner Park, San Fernando, yesterday as a contestant in the semi-final round of the National Calypso Monarch competition.
And the unapologetic People's National Movement (PNM) supporter was seen as he was never seen before-dressed in a t-shirt belonging to the United National Congress-Alliance (UNC-A), a silver wig, red beret and yellow flower garland.
After a one-year absence from competition, as a result of illness, Aloes received a rousing welcome from the large audience at the event billed as "The Battle at High Noon".
In an interview with the Express following his performance of "Reflections", Aloes said he wanted to send a message to his fellow competitors.
"I want to tell them to look out because I am back," Aloes said.
About his performance, Aloes said he felt confident and was glad to be back in active competition.
"I found the crowd to be very receptive. It seems like they were more happy that I was back than I was."
Armed with a mirror with a photograph of UNC-A leader Basdeo Panday, Aloes waded into the Opposition Leader for comments he made to his dejected supporters shortly after it was announced that the PNM was victorious at the polls on November 5. Panday called on those who voted in favour of the PNM and the Congress of the People (COP) parties to look at themselves in the mirror and bow their heads in shame every time a criminal act is perpetrated against one of the nation's citizens.
Aloes in his calypso told Panday he would see a reflection of himself if he looked in the same mirror.
Look at this big PNM stink cont. So fockin dotish!
The PNM and dey fockin gang leaders and the criminals dey mining under the CEPEP and URP programmes kill he mudder cont son and the fockin asshole aint learn one fockin ting.
What can I say " a nigga is ah nigga and will fock he self wid ah balisier, kill he mudder and rob he own fadder rather than give up dat fockin party.