THEY CAME, they trampled, they stomped as the Queen’s Park Savannah stage beckoned Carnival revellers, from far and wide, local and foreign, to “come to meh.” The Carnival revelry climaxed yesterday as thousands of masqueraders crossed the big stage.
Machel set for 4th Road March title
Blazing the trail with his hit Advantageous, International Soca Monarch Machel Montano is confident that the song will lead him to his fourth Road March title.
Screams of Delight
Newly-crowned Soca Monarch and front-runner for the 2011 Road March title Machel Montano worked the stands at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, into a frenzy yesterday during the Parade of the Bands on the big stage.
Mac Farlane set to create Carnival history
Brian Mac Farlane’s 2011 presentation, Humanity: The Circle Of Life, may just be what the reigning Band of the Year leader needs to pull off his fifth consecutive win and create Carnival history…
‘Tsunami’ sweeps downtown
FRESH from copping the coveted King of Carnival title at the Dimanche Gras on Sunday night, Wayne Madray’s Pacific Tsunami was the star of the show as festivities began in downtown Port-of-Spain yesterday.
Kamla: $1b boost to T&T’s economy
The economy has received an injection of $1 billion as a result of Government’s investment in Carnival, according to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Bands snub Piccadilly Greens
Even though there were calls by the National Carnival Committee (NCC) for more bands to parade past the judging point on the Piccadilly Greens, east Port-of-Spain only a few bands made their way through the route yesterday.
Colour Mas in Sando
THERE was no main stage, but hundreds of masqueraders yesterday took Machel Montano’s advice and took full “Advantage” of brilliant sunshine and crossed various judging points shortly after midday to give San Fernando a bumper colourful Carnival.
36 bands cross the stage
Carnival Tuesday in Tobago got off to a fantastic colourful filled day, with approximately 36 bands crossing the stage, before the judges in Scarborough and at Old Milford Road.
Back to work
THERE is a time for every purpose in this world. On Sunday evening at the Dimanche Gras show, it was the time of TT’s youth, the night when experienced bards were taught a thing or two by a junior. There’s a new Calypso Monarch in town and she is a young woman. Twenty-six-year-old Karene Asche’s rendition of her calypsos, “Careful what you ask for” and “Uncle Jack” was simply refreshing. A crown well won.
Police out for Carnival
Despite sickout action by police officers over the past few weeks, officers were out in their numbers on Carnival Tuesday to ensure that the nation’s security went according to plan.
Reveller in Matura row fighting for life
Police said Julia Warren, of Anglias Road, Cumana, Toco, was dragged by a car driven by a 61-year-old man after her clothing got stuck between the vehicle doors.
Bandits hit thick crowds on Avenue
Cops shut down music; spectators scamper
Mystery over cop’s missing gun
A police officer assigned to the Piarco Police Station is at the centre of an investigation after he lost his service pistol on Carnival Monday.
Swede robbed of $22,000 camera
A male resident of Sweden was robbed of his camera at Old St Joseph Road, Laventille, around 9.30 Monday morning, the foreigner told police.
Argument between friends ends in death
A man stabbed in the chest during an argument with a friend died on the way to the Chaguanas District Hospital yesterday afternoon.