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Young king Helon defeats veterans
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Young king Helon defeats veterans
Youth triumphed over experience at the Calypso Monarch competition on Sunday night as 24-year-old relative newcomer Helon Francis beat out a host of veteran calypsonians to claim his first crown.

Helon wins calypso crown
NEWLY-crowned National Calypso Monarch Helon Francis believes a greater attempt must be made to enable young artistes to write their own material.

Musicologist on bias claims Review calypso judging

Minshall mesmerises Savannah stage

Fewer bands in south parade
With many stakeholders cutting back on funds this Carnival, there were 11 fewer modern bands participating in this year's J'Ouvert celebrations in San Fernando.

Three-way battle for Road March
Machel Montano's "Soca Kingdom", Iwer George's "Savannah" and Kes' "Hello" were the choice of songs by masqueraders who crossed the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, stage yesterday.

Soca Kingdom rules the road

Pierre family dominates downtown J'Ouvert
Rondell Pierre retained the King of J'ouvert title yesterday while his niece, Lynelle Pierre, was named the 2018 Queen of J'ouvert.

Traditional mas disappearing in Sando

Spectators scarce at city mud festival
Bare stands and vacant pavements greeted J'Ouvert revellers in the capital city of Port-of-Spain yesterday a dismal sign for vendors and organisers alike.

Incident-free celebrations in Tobago

More raids in terror plot
Another El Socorro resident was detained for questioning early yesterday morning concerning the plot to disrupt Carnival and several premises were searched...

Woodbrook residents: Hell breaks loose during J'Ouvert

Animals at fete alarm party goers
When contacted for comments, the Emperor Valley Zoo which conducts Zoo to You events stated that this was an ill-conceived idea on the part of the promoter and the provider

J'Ouvert bandits carry out string of robberies
Despite reports of incident free J'Ouvert activities in downtown Port of Spain yesterday, masqueraders and residents have reported a series of robberies on the city's outskirts in St Clair and Woodbrook

Fatal stabbing in South mas
J'Ouvert celebrations in San Fernando were shut down by the police after a reveller was murdered.

Teen killed after J'Ouvert jump up
Around 10.10 am Rishard Singh left J'Ouvert celebrations Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas and got into an altercation along the Southern Main Road near Edinburgh Gardens.

Music truck crushes tourist
A visitor to this country was crushed while standing behind a music truck in Woodbrook shortly after 1 pm today.

US citizen crushed by truck during POS Carnival
The 77-year-old man, visiting from Florida, died when he got caught under the wheels of a Mazda three ton truck, carrying ice, which was reversing in the vicinity of Victoria Square, Port of Spain, around 1p.m.

Colleen robbed at gunpoint
Former TV Journalist Colleen Holder was robbed at gunpoint on the driveway of her home Sunday.

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