Fete promoters can pay up to $150,000 for mandatory protective services for police and fire officers to be present at each of their events.
This cost, the TT Promoters Association (TTPA) said, continues to rise and they are seeking a meeting with the relevant stakeholders to propose solutions to this issue.
San Juan East Side Symphony is the new National Panorama Single Pan Band champion.
The band, playing at position 16 amassed 283 points with the Carlan Harewood arrangement of Aldwyn Roberts’ “Iron Man” to dethrone two-time winner Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony.
They tied with La Creole Pan Groove for fourth place with a total score of 273 points.
The Pan Trinbago produced event took place at the Basketball Court, Arima, on Sunday.
Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore said despite all the challenges facing the organisation, she and her team would find a way to make this year’s Panorama competition and experience a success.
She admitted, however, that to do so there would need to be some major changes.
In an interview on CNC3 Morning Brew programme on Wednesday, Ramsey-Moore said this year, the organisation was given an allocation of $20 million.
A Jewish man who fled with his family to T&T from the Nazi holocaust returned to his former alma mater, Queen’s Royal College, to give thanks for the school’s impact on his life.
Dr Peter Laband, 92, a dental surgeon who now lives in the United States, was full of praise for his QRC as he walked across the school’s courtyard accompanied by members of the Queen’s Royal College Old Boys’ Association.
“It started right here. Without this, it would not have been possible. In a way, I came to say thank you,” he said.
Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton is expected to headline at the Tobago Jazz Experience 2019.
The surprising announcement was made via the Tobago Festivals Commission’s Facebook page yesterday afternoon.
It stated: “With 2019 mere days away, how are you supposed to live without your past for the next Tobago Jazz Experience?
Here’s some motivation to get you excited and ready! We reveal one of the headline acts for 2019, Grammy Award Winning Musician Micheal Bolton.”