Saturday, February 17, 2018

Poor turnout for downtown ole mas*

A FAMILY AFFAIR: The 2018 Downtown Port of Spain Jouvert King and Queen Ronaldo Pierre and Lynelle Pierre with Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez, centre.

THE Pierre family has done it again. Ronaldo Pierre and Lynelle Pierre are the King and Queen of Jouvert 2018.

A considerably small turnout of spectators experienced the ole mas competition that heralded the start of the Merry Monarch's reign at South Quay in Port of Spain yesterday, with a virtually empty Lord Kitchener Stands and a small group of spectators behind the barricade facing the stands.

The lacklustre turnout came days after acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams held a press conference to update the country on a terrorist threat to attack Carnival 2018. Although Williams encouraged citizens to participate in Carnival, the poor turnout was a reflection of the negative climate the country is facing since the alleged threat to disrupt Carnival.


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