A lack of funding is one of the main factors that has led to the cancellation of today's Phagwa celebration after 50 years of hosting the event at the Aranguez Savannah, Pundit Satyanan Gosein has said.
The National Phagwa Council of T&T yesterday issued a release stating that due to unforeseen circumstances there would not be any Phagwa celebrations at the venue today.
Police have held four people for the double-murder in Aranguez this morning, involving a police officer.
The two men were shot dead in a car outside of a popular BBQ outlet.
Police issued the following statement around 2pm this afternoon.
"Four suspects have been detained in the shooting deaths of 19603 PC Russell Ramnarine and UWI engineering student, Avery Keshwar.