Up to late yesterday Fay-Ann, winner of this year’s Soca Monarch and Road March competitions, and her newborn babe were said to be resting comfortably at hospital with Alvarez by their side.
Sunday Newsday was told by a medical source that Fay-Ann gave birth via C-section given the fact that her blood pressure was high. The baby came shortly after midday and Alvarez was there at hospital to witness it.
Fay-Ann is currently warded in Room 106 of the hospital under tight security. Sunday Newsday was reliably informed that there was a security guard stationed outside her room door and two additional guards on the floor. Security at the hospital was also beefed up. Persons visiting mothers at the hospital were asked to produce their national identification card as well as state the name of the mother they were visiting. When this was done the security officer double- checked a listing in which all warded mothers’ names were printed.
The source said that Fay-Ann was closely being monitored, “Mrs Alvarez experienced some minor complications but it is not life threatening. It is just normal for us to keep her in close watch.”
Speaking with Newsday yesterday via cellphone Alvarez’s manager, Ian Pantin, confirmed that Fay-Ann had a C-section. He also assured that mother and baby were in “fine condition”.
When asked if the couple had given their first daughter a name, Pantin replied: “That will be Bunji’s or Fay-Ann’s decision to disclose that right now. It will also be their call whether they want to meet with the media right now or later on at probably a press conference.”
On Friday at about 7 pm Alvarez dropped off Fay-Ann at the hospital for what he claimed was for only observation purposes. Alvarez along with his band “The Asylum” then subsequently left Trinidad to perform at a show at Pigeon Point in Tobago. Alvarez returned to Trinidad yesterday morning where he made his way straight to the hospital to be with his wife.
Despite her pregnancy Fay-Ann chose this Carnival season to carry on with her duties as a soca artiste, performing in some of the country’s top Carnival fetes. She also entered various competitions making a clean sweep victory after copping the titles in the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competition with her hits “Heavy-T Bumper” and “Meet Superblue” respectively. She won the People’s Choice Award as well.
She also copped the Road March title with her hit “Meet Superblue” making it her third time in winning the title.
In an exclusive interview with Newsday on Wednesday Fay-Ann expressed excitement in becoming a mother and assured that whatever she and Alvarez do from now on will be for the baby “because we were chosen by God to bring this child into the world.”
Several efforts to reach Alvarez for comment yesterday proved futile as all calls went unanswered.