As for online registration, it still has not started but Island People sent out this email notice to those patiently waiting:
We know you are waiting patiently to register online and we appreciate your patience. Although we have started registering people in Trinidad, THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THE ONLINE QUANTITIES. We have allotted for twice the amount of online masqueraders as last year.
To ensure the integrity of our online infrastructure we chose to test the online registration while in-house registration was in progress. There was a minor issue that is currently being resolved and the online registration system will be up as soon as possible.
We will notify you as to what time online registration will start. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE.
We are sorry to inconvenience you but we wanted to keep you updated. We appreciate your understanding.