Fyzabad-born Ronaldo London has been crowned the winner of this year’s Young Kings Calypso Competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Tuesday night after his début performance.
Despite lacking the flair and pizazz of elaborate stage props and costumes as many of his fellow contenders, London was able to win over the crowd and judges with the rendering of his song, Man’s Imagination.
His calypso was a commentary of how the imagination of mankind led to dark ambitions of greed and hate; something far from what God created him to be.
Sergeant David Swanson is pleading with patrons to desist from picking up items that do not belong to them when Mr Killa’s song—Run With It— is being played in Carnival fetes as it could lead to a fight.
Swanson made the comment during an interview on the CNC3 Morning Brew programme.
Within recent times several videos have surfaced on social media showing fete lovers lifting and carrying items that were not theirs when the tagline of the song “pick up something...anything” is being played.
A meeting among Chaguanas Carnival bandleaders and police to iron out crucial issues prior to the festival had to be called off as no officers turned up on Wednesday.
The bandleaders were left disappointed at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation’s Administrative Complex at Cumberbatch Street after they waiting for an hour.
Among the issues the bandleaders wanted to discuss was the process to obtain special permits to use their vehicles on restricted routes.
Fete promoters can pay up to $150,000 for mandatory protective services for police and fire officers to be present at each of their events.
This cost, the TT Promoters Association (TTPA) said, continues to rise and they are seeking a meeting with the relevant stakeholders to propose solutions to this issue.
San Juan East Side Symphony is the new National Panorama Single Pan Band champion.
The band, playing at position 16 amassed 283 points with the Carlan Harewood arrangement of Aldwyn Roberts’ “Iron Man” to dethrone two-time winner Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony.
They tied with La Creole Pan Groove for fourth place with a total score of 273 points.
The Pan Trinbago produced event took place at the Basketball Court, Arima, on Sunday.
Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore said despite all the challenges facing the organisation, she and her team would find a way to make this year’s Panorama competition and experience a success.
She admitted, however, that to do so there would need to be some major changes.
In an interview on CNC3 Morning Brew programme on Wednesday, Ramsey-Moore said this year, the organisation was given an allocation of $20 million.