Former Minister of The Arts and Culture, Winston "Gypsy" Peters has been appointed chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC).
The appointment was made by Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts.
Peters represented the Opposition United National Congress in the House of Representatives in the last term as a Cabinet Minister and as Member of Parliament for Mayaro.
He has had a long history in culture, having been a multiple extempo winner and calypsonian.
Winston 'Gypsy' Peters, Cro Cro, Duane O'Connor, Karen Asche and Brian London are just among a few who have qualified for the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation's Social Commentary, Political Commentary and Extempo Finals.
The Finals are to be held on Terrific Thursday at the Grand Stand of the Queen's Park Savannah.
The following are the finalists: