With the New Year only 10 days old, already there have been five road traffic fatalities recorded for the year 2020.
And the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is appealing to motorists to exercise greater care and caution when driving on the nation’s roadways.
In an official statement, the TTPS notes that of those five fatalities already recorded, two of those have occurred in Tobago.
Since the ABM task force was reintroduced in September, 19 persons have appeared before the courts.
18 of them were non-nationals.
The announcement was made by ASP of the Fraud Squad Curtis Julien at the police press briefing today as he gave safety tips for ATM/card skimming especially during the Christmas and carnival season.
Local and international carnival lovers will have an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the recently concluded Carnival in the world's entertainment capital, Hollywood, California
Entertainment Lawyer Carla Parris and her team recently returned from Hollywood and have produced a web series, “The Business of Carnival” that promises to provide audiences unique insight into what Hollywood Carnival is all about.
An online petition has been created calling for the authorities to establish a People's Choice Award for next year's Carnival in light of Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass not winning this year's Road March title.
This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and Skinny Fabulous (Gamal Doyle) after their song Famalay was played across judging points 346 times.
Savannah Grass came second after it was played 207 times.
Stoute Next Generation has copped the 2019 overall Band of the Year title in Tobago with Kaleidoscope We Colourz.
Their presentation, which highlighted several colours, shapes and patterns that are of significance to Trinbagonians and particularly Tobago, earned them 746 points.
Eldez and Associates’ West lndian Jungle was second while Astra Winchester Creations’ Solar Energy was third.
Bandleader Candice Chang-Sandy said yesterday she was still in shock but was humbled by the win.