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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Masquerade's Website is up!

First I have to apologize for being missing in action yesterday; it was unplanned as I always have Internet access or some facility where I can be online during the day. Yesterday however, TSTT made an error with our wireless system at work and the problem persisted all day, leaving us with no internet connection, and up until the time I left work the IT Manager was still trying to fix the problem with TSTT. Thankfully the hubby was able to come to the rescue and help me out by moderating comments (I so dislike this feature now but it has become a necessity for the time being).

What that also meant was that I was unable to keep abreast of all the Carnival happenings and only just realized Masquerade's website is up and running. Their portrayal for 2007 is "Golden Heritage, a Tribute to Mas" and the official band launching took place last month at the Anchorage.

From the website, prices range from $1450.00 to $1695.00 with the option of paying an additional $400.00 for all-inclusive. Music is to be provided by Dil-E-Nadan and Crosby Sounds.

To be honest, some of the costumes look a bit” dated" in design, but I do like The Gathering and the male Viva Zapata! Check out the website for photos!

Minister Hart vs Minister Williams

For those who are not aware, there are four Ministers for the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs. They are, Joan Yuille Williams (Senator), Eulalie James, Edward Hart and Eudine Job-Davis. All Minister's are based at Head Office with Edward Hart housed at Culture Division, technically making him "in charge" of Culture ;but as everyone has come to realise there is only ONE Minister with any real power which is Joan Yuille Williams.

Amid the controversy surrounding the staging of Panorama, Minister Edward Harts has now found a voice and is in favour of the Grand Stand being demolished after Carnival as reported in today's Express newspapers:


..Hart: Demolish after Carnival
Anna-Lisa Paul alpaul@trinidadexpress.com

Saturday, December 16th 2006



The Panorama competition should remain in the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, says Minister in the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, Eddie Hart.

Speaking with reporters at a function at the Arima Town Hall yesterday, however, Hart said this was his view as a participant in the cultural event.

"As a panman, I am supporting the views of the panmen who feel that we could return to the savannah for this event, and next year when demolition starts, well, we'll look for other venues."

In his capacity as a Government minister though, Hart said, "It is the senior minister (Joan Yuille-Williams) who has been meeting with all the interest groups. I was never privy to those meetings and I just have to say what I hear."

Revealing that he was not present when Pan Trinbago president Patrick Arnold met with panmen on Thursday to discuss the matter, Hart said he had heard "there were a lot of views" and "a lot of bitterness" between factions from the north and south.

He explained that the southern bands argued they have been journeying to Port of Spain for over 40 years, and questioned why bands from the north could not now do the same.

Claiming that Port of Spain bands were considering the cost of such a move, Hart reminded persons that Pan Trinbago had begun judging at panyards across the nation for the preliminary stages in an attempt to "cut costs".

Hart said while the demolition at the savannah had not started, the panmen could see no reason "why the event cannot take place in the savannah, and after Carnival, well then, demolition could begin".

Hart said he has yet to meet with Yuille-Williams to discuss the matter, but that he was "anxious to meet with her, since questions are always coming to me".


This is a prime example of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing; I would love to see if he has the testicular fortitude to challenge the "senior" on this matter as indicated in the last line of that article. Again, we will just have to wait for further developments in this Panorama/Savannah soap opera.
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