J'ouvert bands resist suggestion to move downtown

J’Ouvert bands are resisting the suggestion that they be shifted from Woodbrook and environs to Port-of-Spain for the 2019 Carnival celebrations.

They claim that such a move to the capital city will result in their masqueraders being targeted by the criminal elements and lead to chaos and confusion. On Wednesday, Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald, at a press conference with president of the Woodbrook Residents’ Association Lynette Dolly and other stakeholders, put forward seven recommendations for Carnival and J’Ouvert bands for next year’s Carnival to help regulate them.

Woodbrook, St Clair residents: Move J’Ouvert to PoS

Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald will be approaching Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi to deal legislatively with noise pollution for next year’s Carnival celebrations.

McDonald raised the issue at a press conference at City Hall, Port-of-Spain, which was attended by Environmental Management Authority representative Lall Beharry, Lynette Dolly, president of the Woodbrook Residents’ Association and Port-of-Spain mayor Joel Martinez.

Teenager murdered during Central J'ouvert celebrations

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death, bringing to two the number of murders on Carnival Monday by mid-afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Reshan Singh of Freeport.

Police say the boy was stabbed as he attended J'ouvert celebrations.

Singh was rushed to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he died.

Police now have several people in custody in connection with the incident.


Man stabbed to death in San Fernando J'ouvert, another critical after being shot

A murder during J'ouvert celebrations in San Fernando brought an early end to proceedings there this morning.

One man was stabbed to death on Cipero Street around 9 am, and another was seriously injured in a shooting incident during the J'ouvert celebrations.

Reports indicate that the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men when he was stabbed in his chest and stomach.

He was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The shooting incident occurred around 10 am on Park Street, san Fernando.

US university students enjoy J'ouvert in Sangre Grande

Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Councillor Martin Terry Rondon joined Carnival revellers as they celebrated Jouvert in the town of Sangre Grande this morning.

Rondon congratulated Inspector Baran and his officers from the Sangre Grande Municipal Police as they came out in full capacity to ensure the safety of everyone. 

Rondon said he was delighted and proud to see that even University Students from the United States of America enjoyed J'ouvert celebrations in Sangre Grande as they came out with a mas band.


15-year-old charged with J'ouvert morning murder of former soldier

A 15-year-old boy has appeared in the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrate Court today charged with the Carnival J'ouvert murder of retired soldier, Calvert James.

James, 56, of 23 Gordon Avenue, Mt Lambert, died on Monday 27th February, 2017, from multiple stab wounds.

He was killed during an incident at the corner of Prince and Henry Streets, Port-of-Spain.