I refer to the triumph of the Carnival band presented by Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars in the Band of the Year contest.
It is heartening, on more than one level, to learn of this victory.
Traditional mas has been appreciated and lauded, elegant costumes have won out over scanty apparel and, our beloved steelband has been placed in a position of honour, as it deserves to be.
I need say no more since many have commented on the sorry pass to which our Carnival celebrations have come.
Suffice it to say that many of us wish to see far more of our traditions preserved in the years ahead.
Cynthia M Birch