Dr Sonel Rowley

Party time: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s daughters Dr Sonel Rowley, second from left, and Tonya Rowley-Cuffy join fellow masqueraders yesterday in Tribe’s XV- The Empire at the Socadrome at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain.


The National Carnival Commission (NCC) this afternoon hosted a press conference to announce the results of the competitions in Port of Spain.

The results were announced by CEO of the NCC Colin Lucas.

Here are the results.

Parade of the Bands 2019 winners

Mini band:

1. Moko Somokow-Place of the Peacock 1198

2. Rhapsody in Blue- Devils of D Clouds 1168

3. The Original Jab Jab- Man Better Man 1162


1. Tribal Connection Cultural Promotions- The Great Gathering "A Tribute to Astil" 1213

2. Utopia Mas- Spirit of Euphoria: Festivals of the World 1156

3. Cheyenne People- Cheyenne Bustle Dancers 1143


1. K2K Alliance and Partners- Through the Stained Glass Windows 1371

2. Mas Passion- Hidden Kingdom- Tribal Xpressions 1200

3. Jus Wee and Friends- imagine 1200


1. The Lost Tribe- Taj 1304

2. Ronnie and Caro...The Band- Let's Go Tobago 1303

3. Paparazzi Carnival- La Belle Epoque- The Beautiful Era 1202

K2K Alliance and Partners won the 2019 Band of the Year title.


Covid-19 has toppled a giant — local bodybuilding icon Lawrence “The Beast” Marshall.

Health officials confirmed to the Express yesterday that Marshall presented to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope on Friday very ill.

He was admitted and tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Marshall, 57, also had co-morbidities as he had previously suffered heart and kidney ailments.

Venezuelans are illegally flocking to Trinidad and sending messages for their relatives to brave the waters and join, because when they are held they are not being deported but allowed to stay, claims Opposition Senator Damian Lyder.

Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has challenged Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to take the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to show his confidence in the jab.

Moonilal made the call on the heels of criticisms after he warned people to be cautious about being used as “guinea pigs” for the Chinese vaccine, which only has emergency-use approval.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has knocked Moonilal, stating that the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is safe and has undergone a rigorous assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

A man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old runaway girl staying at his home has been arrested by police.

The girl was rescued by police and taken into the care and custody of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Final year nursing students at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) in San Fernando say they are being denied their right to graduate and progress by the school’s administration.