Here are the finalists in the Stick-Fighting competition

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) has announced the finalists in the National Stickfighting Competition.

This follows the semi-final which took place on Friday February 17 at the Arima Velodrome.

The finalists are:

1. VALIANT BROTHERS managed by Oniel Odle

2. ST. MARY’S NO. 1 managed by Roger Sambury

3. RIO CLARO managed by Michael Hernandez

4. BOIS ACADEMY managed by Rondell Benjamin

The final takes place this Wednesday February 22 at Skinner Park, San Fernando at 7 pm.

Soldier among three shot in Maloney

A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is among three persons shot in Maloney last night.

He has been identified as Ian Carter, a soldier attached to the Cumuto Base.

He was in the company of a group of men when he was shot.

Reports indicate that just after 9 pm two armed men walked up to Carter and his friends and attempted to rob them.

An altercation occurred and Carter was shot 5 times.

Two other men were also shot in the fracas.

Carter was rushed to hospital and is currently listed as stable.

16-year-old Tacarigua girl missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Jenielle Baptist.

A statement by the Police Service says she was last seen leaving the St. Mary’s Children’s Home in Tacarigua, where she resides, to go to the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mausica Road, D’Abadie on Friday 17th February, 2017, at around 8 am.

The teenager was reported missing to the Arouca Police Station on the same day at around 8:30pm, by Arlene Collins, a Social Worker at the home.

England's Ben Stokes biggest earner at ILP auction

Ben Stokes fetched a staggering US$2.17 million in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) player auction on Monday, with the Rising Pune Supergiants splashing the cash in a frenzied bidding war to land the explosive English all-rounder.

The Pune franchise fought off the attentions of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad to get the 25-year-old, paying 145 million Indian rupees despite his limited availability for the Twenty20 competition.

Machel Monday kicks off last week of Carnival with roughly 90 fetes left

It's the Monday before Carnival and believe it or not, there are roughly 90 fetes left.

Yet, there is only one on tonight - Machel Monday.

But why? Why is it that big promoters never seek to throw fetes on the Monday before Carnival since Machel Monday began?

Firstly, there's a high probability of making a loss by trying to compete with what has been the biggest annual party in T&T for many years.

"Full Extreme" video out as Ultimate Rejects eye Road March title

Ultimate Rejects has released the video for its popular 2017 soca tune, "Full Extreme" which seems headed to be the 2017 Road March.

The song has enjoyed the top spot among fetes for the entire Carnival season.


It's performed by Ignazio "MX Prime" Thomas, who is no stranger to his songs turning into "anthems", given another major hit, "Soca Warriors", produced to celebrate this country's first ever appearance at a senior FIFA World Cup tournament, in Germany 2006.