Fay-Ann, baby girl healthy

Lyons-Alvarez, 28, had her daughter by Caesarian-section in the eighth month of her pregnancy.

Her private doctor had her admitted to the hospital last Friday night for observation. Hospital sources said Fay-Ann and her baby will remain warded for a few more days for further check-ups before they are discharged.

Fay-Ann’s husband Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez yesterday said his wife and daughter are healthy and resting comfortably. The couple are still to decide a name for their daughter. Well-wishes to the new mother continued to pour in yesterday.

Her mother, Lynette Steele, was one of those who visited Newsday’s office in San Fernando to share her feelings about her daughter and granddaughter. Steele, a calypsonian whose sobriquet is Lady Gypsy, said she hoped to visit Fay-Ann and the baby.

“Fay-Ann will always be my daughter. I will always be her mother and I love her dearly,” said Steele, who is also the sister of Winston Peters, the MP for Mayaro and the calypsonian Gypsy. Steele, who placed third in the National Carnival Commission’s Chutney Soca competition, said Fay-Ann not only has soca in her blood but is also a child of calypso.

Steele sang at the Master’s Den in Port-of-Spain, along with other women calypsonians like icon Calypso Rose, the first woman to win a Road March and Calypso Monarch crown. She said Rose, who was part of Fay-Ann’s act for her Groovy Soca Monarch victory last month, would keep an eye on Fay-Ann backstage during her performances. Steele praised Fay-Ann for her clean sweep of four major Carnival titles—Groovy Soca Monarch, Power Soca Monarch, People’s Choice and the Road March. “I am very proud of her and all she has achieved,” said Steele. Fay-Ann’s father is eight-time Road March champion Austin “Superblue” Lyons.


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