Caesar's Army made their debut as a full Carnival band with ROGUE, promising to deliver an alternative concept to mas with a four-part all-inclusive pump. Unlike most bands that usually meet up first thing in the morning on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, ROGUE pushed back their meet up times to 9 AM and 12 PM, respectively. On Carnival Monday, the pump continued into the night with 'Light Up The Rogue' and on Tuesday with Las Lap. Masqueraders seemed to be very satisfied Caesar's Army's new band, and it's safe to say ROGUECarnival has solidified its place on the Carnival scene.

Can't get enough of Carnival? Missing the road? Feel as though so much happened in such a short space of time and you still haven't wrapped your head around it? The Loop team has one thing to say: same. The season may be over but we're going to take a walk down memory lane with The Loop Jabbies, an overview of everything that went down, giving you the winners for everything from best pavement march, best collab, who got a little too salty, and even which artist hit us a ghost this season. There are some categories we just can't decide on a winner sojoin Ricqcolia, Aaron and Kevin Farrick this Fridayas they nominate their picks. This Friday, tune in viaFacebook Live as we debutThe Loop Jabbies! Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


The Police Service has recovered one pistol and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in the St Joseph district on Thursday. Around 11 am a party of officers attached to the St Joseph CID and Northern Division Task Force proceeded to London Street where they conducted a search of an empty lot of land. The officers foundone black plastic bag containing one grey and black Jiminez pistolloaded with one magazine which had five rounds of 9mm ammunition. The items were foundunder a discarded barrel. No arrest was made in connection with the finds. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

After pleading guilty to possession of ammunition and possession of drugs, two men were fined a total of $13,000. Kevin John, 25, was fined $3,000 or a default of nine months hard labour for possession of three rounds of ammunition, as well as a fine of $4,000 or nine months hard labour for possession of 110 grammes of marijuana. Shaquille Pamponette, 20, who was similarly charged, was fined $3,000 for each offence. Both men, from La Romaine, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court for the allegations. They were arrested on Tuesday afternoon at a house along Ethel Street, La Romaine, during a police exercise. The ammunition was found inside a PVC tubing hidden in the bathroom area of the home while the drugs were found in a plastic bag hidden in another room. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


Shaka Hislopis the face of a new campaign forthe world's leading Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker. The former Soca Warriors Goalie and current ESPN sportscasterwas chosen to be the face of Johnnie Walker's new local campaign “Keep Walking Trinidad and Tobago”. “We asked Shaka to be the ambassador for this campaign as we believe he truly portrays the message that ‘Keep Walking’ brings. As the country navigates tough times, we hope that Trinbagonians will be inspired to unite and push forward to achieve the vision of greatness they all share for the country”, said Ignacio Bordigoni, Regional Brand Manager of Johnnie Walker for Trinidad and Tobago. As a former international football player, Hislop has been representing Trinidad and Tobago on the world stage for almost 30 years. “For me, the opportunity to partner with such an iconic brand as Johnnie Walker has been a privilege, especially to deliver such a powerful and inspirational message to all of Trinidad and Tobago. “Keep Walking Trinidad and Tobago” is a message crafted and fully produced by our own local talent, challenging our struggles, highlighting our talents and unifying our strengths, and it has been a proud and inspiring moment for me to be a part of it," saidHislop. “The ‘Keep Walking’ message has become more than a part of Johnnie Walker’s philosophy; it is a part of the brand’s DNA. As the long-standing, number one choice amongst scotch consumers in Trinidad, Johnnie Walker has developed a strong connection with the people of our country, and through that, an understanding how our nation’s history aligns with its own story - and it is that story of progress that we tried to bring to life through the “Keep Walking Trinidad and Tobago” campaign. A reminder that no matter how difficult things may seem, that if we work together we can overcome any challenge, said Dominic Lau, Marketing Manager of A.S.Bryden & Sons Ltd., local distributor of the brand in the country. The campaign launched for television on February 10with further rollouts to continue over the coming weeks. It joins several deliveries of the brand in other markets throughout the region, where under its recognised mantra, hasinvited countries like the United States, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Mexico to Keep Walking.

Trinbagonians didn't hold backon the African fashion for the screenings of the Black Panther movie at Movie Towne and Digicel IMAX. Just like black audiences have been doing all over the world, many in T&T donned African prints and African-inspired fashion, to show their solidarity for the movie which features an almost all-black cast. The Marvel movie, while set in the fictitious African country of Wakanda, pays homage to the people of Africa through the costumes and languages of the characters. Patrons including notable names such as Nikki Crosby, Fay-Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin, and youth ambassador Nikoli Edwards were among those who were spotted at the movie dressed to impress. Cosby even repurposedher Lost Tribe costumes from 2017 and 2018 to make a statement. We compiled a few of our favourite looks. [image_gallery]


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January 20, 2018

NAMDEVCO Farmer's Market - Trinidad

Get down to your local farmer's market for great deals on locally grown produce.

Namdevco Farmers' Markets have produce, fresh, fresh, fresh from the field to you.

Come meet your farmer this weekend at Farmers' Markets across Trinidad.

 

Listing of Namdevco Farmers' Markets across Trinidad:

Every Saturday 6am – noon

Chaguanas – MALF Head Office, Endeavour

Diego Martin – End St. Lucien Rd, Patna Village

 

Every Sunday 6am – noon

Debe – Southern Wholesale Market

Macoya – Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market

 

Every Other Friday

San Fernando – City Square Harris Promenade (11am – 5pm)

Friday 19th January and Every Other Friday

Rio Claro – Koskeros Panyard (7am – 1pm)

Friday 26th January and Every Other Friday

 

Every Other Saturday 6am - noon

Queen’s Park Savannah – Paved Area East of Grand Stand

Saturday 20th January and Every Other Saturday

Santa Cruz – San Juan North Secondary School, Basketball Court

Saturday 27th January and Every Other Saturday