Police warn masqueraders to stay safe distance away from Carnival trucks

Police have issued a warning to masqueraders to stay away from large trucks in motion during Carnival celebrations.

This follows the death of a 77-year-old man who was crushed by a music truck on Duke Street.

The Police Service issued the following statement on Monday evening:

Band leaders to face penalties for masqueraders who deface property

Band leaders whose masqueraders deface people’s private properties during this year’s Carnival celebrations will now face stiff penalties.

This was disclosed yesterday by National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Kenny De Silva, who urged residents and business owners to carefully document the alleged damage caused as mas bands pass their respective locations so they can face the penalty.