Ole mas disappearing in Sando

While the young and young at heart rev­elled in the paint, pow­der and wa­ter dur­ing J’Ou­vert fes­tiv­i­ties in San Fer­nan­do, there wasn’t much for the old­er spec­ta­tors who came out hop­ing to see tra­di­tion­al mas.

There was on­ly de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Blue Boy who of­fered some po­lit­i­cal and so­cial satir­i­cal por­tray­als for the judges and spec­ta­tors at Har­ris Prom­e­nade on Car­ni­val Mon­day, prompt­ing con­cerns that the art­form may be dy­ing.

J'ouvert band-leaders reject proposal of fine for errant masqueraders

J’ouvert band leaders have rejected a proposal by the National Carnival Commission (NCC) and Port-of-Spain City Corporation for the introduction of a fine for errant masquerades who deface and damage properties during Monday mas.

And according to Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, the band leaders also rejected the payment of an up-front clean-up tax.

But five other recommendations received a favorable response.