The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has issued some tips to help prevent persons playing mas or going to watch the celebrations, from becoming targets.
Among the tips, the ODPM is warning persons not to accept drinks from strangers, and to walk with only what they need.
The following is the ODPM's statement:
"In keeping with the commitment to build the resilience and capacity of Trinidad and Tobago, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) wishes to advise all citizens of multiple public safety tips for Carnival 2018.
Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Councillor Martin Terry Rondon joined Carnival revellers as they celebrated Jouvert in the town of Sangre Grande this morning.
Rondon congratulated Inspector Baran and his officers from the Sangre Grande Municipal Police as they came out in full capacity to ensure the safety of everyone.
Rondon said he was delighted and proud to see that even University Students from the United States of America enjoyed J'ouvert celebrations in Sangre Grande as they came out with a mas band.
Acting Police Commissioner, Stephen Williams has told the media that there still remains a threat to Carnival at this time and is calling on citizens to be vigilant.
Three more people have been arrested, bringing the number of suspects to 7.
Williams addressed a news conference in Port-of-Spain on Saturday, where he also downplayed the role of the United States in the investigations.
He refrained from using the term "terrorist" when pressed by reporters, describing the threat as "unusual criminal acts of various forms, including violence".
The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the populations has been left in unease and vagueness following a statement by the police about a threat to disrupt Carnival.
DOMA issued a statement Friday saying that several questions have been left unanswered by the police.
The following is DOMA's statement: