Megan Crowned Central Carnival Queen

Megan Mer­rick has been crowned Miss Cen­tral Car­ni­val Queen.

She won the ti­tle on Sat­ur­day night when the pageant came off at the Cou­va Pub­lic Car Park.

Mer­rick took home a $6,000 cash prize, tro­phies, and a ham­per.

Megan, who is a stu­dent of the Holy Faith Con­vent, com­pet­ed against six oth­er fi­nal­ists.

She al­so took the ti­tles of Miss El­e­gance, Miss In­tel­li­gence, and the Best Gown.

Plac­ing sec­ond was Daniel­la Williams who al­so copped the award for Best Cos­tume. In the third spot was Aiesha Blaze.

Sambury new bois champion

Roger Sam­bury copped the 2019 Na­tion­al Stick-fight­ing ti­tle at the Ari­ma Velo­drome on Wednes­day night.

St Mary’s res­i­dent Sam­bury de­feat­ed An­der­son Mar­cano, from Princes Town, to the de­light of a packed au­di­ence who gath­ered at the Velo­drome to wit­ness one of the Car­ni­val sta­ples.

In the fi­nal, Mar­cano and Sam­bury ini­tial­ly en­tered the gayelle and danced in cir­cles feel­ing out each oth­er, al­most like a box­ing match but with one-inch thick poui branch­es that were as much as four feet long as their weapon of choice.

Photo Gallery: Jam Nation

Par­ty lovers head­ed to O2 Park in Ch­aguara­mas on Sun­day for the an­nu­al Jam Na­tion Feter.

Guardian Me­dia was there to cap­ture these im­ages.

Photo Gallery: Chutneyland

Machel Mon­tano was one of many artistes who per­formed at this year's Chut­ney­land fete at the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my in Tarou­ba last Sat­ur­day.

Guardian Me­dia's Tony How­ell cap­tured these im­ages.

First-timer crowned Young King

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.

Police plead with revellers: Take caution with Mr Killa’s Run With It

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.

Central bandleaders seek police help for Carnival

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 want security fee issue cleared up

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.