The unfulfilled promises made by politicians, the prevalence of drugs and the murderous ways on young Trinidadian men that calypso icon David Rudder passionately sang about in Madman’s Rant over two decades ago, still exist today.
Rudder, whose life’s work has always been an advocate for betterment against the many trials and tribulations faced by Trinidadians and Tobagonians, said society has not changed significantly since 1996 when he sang the song.
On Friday from 12 noon onward, Anime, Comic book and movie characters will take over the streets of Port of Spain.
As a part of its annual comic convention event, ALIAS Entertainment Expo will host its three-day convention (27th to 29th July) at the Centre of Excellence starting with the largest cosplay parade through the streets of Port of Spain, ending at Woodford Square.
The event is FREE to the public.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has issued condolences on the passing of Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar who died Thursday night.
The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement on behalf of the prime minister.
"On behalf of the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago, I wish to extend condolences to the family of Santa Rosa Queen, Jennifer Cassar and the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community on the passing of the beloved stalwart.
This weekend's Festival of the Bands that was due to take place over two days on Saturday and Sunday, has been reduced to just one day - Saturday and the venue has been changed to the Jean Pierre Complex.
The announcement was made of Tribe Carnival's Facebook page, attributing the change to the weather.