The Fantasy is over.
Fantasy Carnival will not produce a band for next year's Carnival, the band announced on Thursday.
In a statement titled, "Farewell to the Road", Fantasy thanked masqueraders for their support over the last eight years.
"For the last 8 years Fantasy Carnival has become a household name in Mas in Trinidad and Tobago," the statement said.
It added: "After much consideration, the management of the band has decided to shift their focus to other projects, as such, we're saying Farewell to the Road!"
Sounds of praise went up on Sunday from the final venue which hosted the grand finale of the 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.
Shangri-La Estate in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, was the home to Christians and non-Christians alike who came out to support and enjoy the final show of the six-day festival which began last Tuesday.
From far, some of the elderly came with their walkers, while families brought picnic blankets and chairs to make their time spent "in the house of God" a comfortable one.
In her clear, crisp voice, five-time Grammy-award winner Dianne Reeves managed to get all the way to the end of her tribute song to her mother, titled “I Remember,” before she briefly broke down at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, The Ramp, Rodney Bay, at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Before presenting the offering on Friday night, she told the audience the day marked the anniversary of her mother’s transition–a woman who in many ways, she said, was the pillar that held her up.
Eighteen-year-old Mya Bartholomew of Aripero Village, Rousillac was crowned Miss Point Fortin Borough Queen 2019.
The Upper Six pupil of Holy Faith Convent, Penal drew a step closer to take the title at the Point Fortin East Secondary School as she appeared in each segment of the show last Saturday.
Each delegate on the night of the show represented a Caribbean country. Bartholomew represented Dominica.
National Security Minister Stuart Young, has approved the entry into Trinidad and Tobago of entertainers, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder and Luciano ahead of Sunday's "I Am Legend" concert.
The approval is for the period April 19 to 22, 2019.
The statement from the Ministry of National Security said that it is to facilitate the trio’s performance in the concert at the Queen’s Park Savannah on April 21.
The National Carnival Commission (NCC) has racked up a debt of $78 million in the last two years.
The revelation was made before a Public Accounts Committee meeting chaired by Dr Bhoe Tewarie, as they examined officials of the NCC on the expenditure and internal controls for the periods 2010 to 2018.