Michael Carew

LOCKED UP: Michael Carew

MICHAEL CAREW, the husband of fired public administration minister Marlene McDonald, remained in jail last night over eight days after being granted bail on charges of fraud and conspiracy.

It is also uncertain whether co-accused Victor McEachrane has been able to secure bail.

Carew and three others—Wayne Anthony, 66, Edgar Zephyrine, 75, and McEachrane, 65—all appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle on 49 various charges last week Monday at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court.

McDonald was supposed to have appeared alongside the others but after being charged on August 11 she fell ill and was taken to the St Clair Medical Centre.


DESPERADOES is the 2020 National Panorama champion.

The Laventille-founded band beat a competitive field by four clear points to take the coveted title after one of the most hotly contested finals in recent history, on Saturday evening, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

TO compose a winning Panorama tune is a dream come true, says soca star Nailah Blackman.

Nailah’s “More Sokah” was the winning song of choice by Desperadoes arranger Carlton “Zanda” Alexander at Saturday’s National Panorama grand finals, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

GOOD morning, Carnival 2020!

Trinidad and Tobago will today open the gates on the Greatest Show on Earth, with thousands of revellers hitting the streets for two days of masquerading that will showcase traditional local “ole mas”, as well as modern costumery.