The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is reminding carnival band leaders to be careful of overhead lines to ensure a safe carnival.
The reminder comes as bands prepare to take to the streets over the two-day carnival celebrations on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March.
T&TEC has established a carnival safety hotline, which became operational on Monday 25 February, to facilitate reports on potential safety hazards, especially as they relate to overhead lines and poles.
Party lovers headed to O2 Park in Chaguaramas on Sunday for the annual Jam Nation Feter.
Guardian Media was there to capture these images.
The Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch is advising motorists of traffic changes at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
On Carnival Saturday 2nd March, 2019, from 7 am traffic will proceed in both directions from Belmont Circular to Queen’s Park East, in the vicinity of Casual Corner, until 12:00 midnight on Tuesday 5th March, 2019 (Carnival Tuesday).
These detailed changes are as follows:
a. Queen’s Park East between Jerningham Avenue and Belmont Circular, will be one-way proceeding North;
The Ministry of Health is ramping up its messaging about HIV and Aids prevention and reduction this Carnival season.
Prevention Coordinator at the health ministry’s HIV Unit, Keitha Kennedy, reports that most of the 11,000 people living with HIV in this country are in the 15 to 49 years age group, the peak period of work productivity and sexual reproductivity.
She also points out that the majority of those living with the disease are men.
Additional security lights have been installed for Carnival at the Queen's Park Savannah.
A statement from the T&T Electricity Commission (TTEC) said the commission has installed special lighting around the North Park and “Tarmac” at the Savannah.
Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte andMinister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Nyan Gadsby-Dolly are expected to switch on the newly-installed lights prior to the Carnival King and Queen competition at 6:30 pm today.
Police are expected to be out in full force for this year’s Carnival in Chaguanas.
This was confirmed by ASP Richard Smith as he spoke with bandleaders at the Chaguanas Borough Administrative Complex on Tuesday night during a meeting with the police and the Chaguanas Carnival Committee (CCC).
Smith said random searches would be conducted and uniformed and plainclothes officers, would be out during celebrations.
He said the police would be assisted by Traffic Wardens and the Municipal Police.