An online petition has been created calling for the authorities to establish a People's Choice Award for next year's Carnival in light of Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass not winning this year's Road March title.
This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and Skinny Fabulous (Gamal Doyle) after their song Famalay was played across judging points 346 times.
Savannah Grass came second after it was played 207 times.
Stoute Next Generation has copped the 2019 overall Band of the Year title in Tobago with Kaleidoscope We Colourz.
Their presentation, which highlighted several colours, shapes and patterns that are of significance to Trinbagonians and particularly Tobago, earned them 746 points.
Eldez and Associates’ West lndian Jungle was second while Astra Winchester Creations’ Solar Energy was third.
Bandleader Candice Chang-Sandy said yesterday she was still in shock but was humbled by the win.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith wants consideration given to reasonable shut-off times for future Carnival celebrations.
Griffith made the suggestion at a press conference at the Ministry of National Security in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
“This is one of the few countries in the world where you have Carnival going on from Friday. In other carnivals you have a shut-off point,” Griffith said.
Patrons in the Socadrome at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port-of-Spain were yesterday treated to almost an entire Carnival experience on one stage.
For the first time since its inception, the Scoadrome was part of the route taken by revellers as they paraded through the nation’s capital on Carnival Tuesday. First to cross the stage yesterday morning was Harts, followed by Bliss, Pure, Yuma and Tribe, who took the stage heading into the afternoon.