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: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:

A 24-year-old St James man is currently in police custody as the main suspect in allegations of armed robbery. The suspect was arrested on Sunday night by a team of officers from the Port of Spain Division. According to police reports, around 8 pmon Sunday, officers received information of a disturbance near City Gate, Port of Spainand upon arriving they observed the individual driving a silver Suzuki Swift. Upon spotting the officers, the suspect began to acting suspiciously, which drew the attention of the officers. The suspect was stopped, questioned and searched, and the officers quickly discovered that the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen on March 14 in Maraval. In that incident, a woman was tied up as an armed assailant robbed her of her vehicle, as well as cash, and a quantity of jewellery and valuables. As a result, the suspect was taken into custody and is expected to be placed on identification parades this week. The exercise was spearheaded by Sgt Bharath, with assistance from PC Romany, WPC Wickham, PC Baptiste, and PC Gill, among several others. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:

The suspect in the quadruple murder at Sobo Village, La Brea, is currently being questioned at the San Fernando CID. The 38-year-old man was initially being held at the Arouca Police Station on Sunday following his arrest, by a team of officers from the La Horquetta Crime Patrol Unit, under Sgt. Vaughn Waldropt. He was eventually handed over to officials from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, under the supervision of Supt Lindon Greenidge, and is currently being held in the CID building. Investigators have reportedly informed Legal Aid officials for the need of an attorney, however, up to late yesterday, no one had been officially appointed. As a result, no official statements have been recorded in this matter. However, LoopTT has been told that the officers have had conversations with the suspect, and he has acknowledged his relation to the 41-year-old deceased woman, as well as, his alleged role in the incident. The suspect was arrested around 9:10 am on Sunday walking along a roadway leading out of St Albans Quarry, located 200 metres off the Valencia Stretch. The suspecthad a green knapsack packed with clothingat the time he was held. The arrest brings to an end a massive manhunt which was launched following the discovery of the bodies of the four victims. One week ago, the La Brea community was left in a state of shock on Tuesday when the bodies of 69-year-old Michael Scott and his tenant 41-year-old Abigail Chapman, her 15-year-old daughter Olivia Chapman and14-year-old Michaela Mason, a friend of Olivia, were found. A 12-year-old and an 8-year-old who were also at the home along Kanhai Settlement, La Breawere found unharmed. Meanwhile, a male relative of themurder suspect wanted for last Tuesday’s quadruple killings, has been released. This individual was arrested on Saturday at Jacob Hill, Wallerfield, by officers of the Northern Division. He was held on suspicion of harbouring the 38-year-old murder suspect. He was then taken to the Arima Police Station. However, after the suspect was held on Sunday, his relative was questioned, and released pending further inquiries. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:

Visitors to the North Coast Road near Las Cuevas will soon be able to benefit from an 'edible park', a park in which fruit trees and other edible crops can be grown. The Digicel Foundation said in a release that the edible park is going to be the first of its kind in Trinidad. “We want to encourage the public to visit Las Cuevas and take in our lovely view, this edible park is the first of its kind and it’s just the beginning of the vision we have for this space,” said Nikeisha Lewis, President of the North Coast Sports Club. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and visitors alike can look forward to a scenic “Edible Park” and Look Out, which is being developed along the North Coast Road just three minutes away from Las Cuevas Bay. The project is being championed by the North Coast Sports Club, who sought permission from the San Juan Laventille Regional Corporation to repurpose the space. On Saturday March 3 2018, Digicel Foundation Operations Manager, Cindyann Currency met with the Club at the site where the preliminary work for the development of the “Edible Park” was unveiled. The Foundation donated TT$33,750 towards beautification of the space and the purchase of seedlings, materials and equipment to complete the work. Excitement and camaraderie filled the air as the children from the Club all helped with the landscaping of the public space. Club President, Nikeisha Felix shared the vision of the “Edible Park” which has varying fruit trees and short crops planted and maintained by the community in the safety of a beautiful relaxing spot that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. However, the Committee would like those partaking of the items to commit to replanting them and urged that since it is a community project, users are expected to be considerate. The community’s ultimate hope is that the project will encourage domestic and foreign tourists to visit Las Cuevas and help build the local economy, especially at times of the Great Race where the popular event can be viewed. The project, which is not yet complete, would continue to be developed to include bird feeders, table tops for board games, bins, and signage.

The Caribbean Rum Club will host Rum Chronicles, a rum tasting and cocktail masterclass at the Uncorked Wines and Spirits, 20 Tragarete Rd, Port-of-Spainon Saturday, March 17 from 7:00 p.m. The event celebrates the popular podcast’s milestone one-year anniversary and announces its foray into event entertainment The rum masterclass, an idea born out of the podcast, is an ode to the spirit that is at the very core of Caribbean Life. Guests can look forward to learning the heritage and production styles of the rums in a tasting flight, carefully curated by Martin James, senior mixologist attached to Buzo restaurant. Each rum is matched with a light bite as a food pairing to enhance the flavour of the rums. As a bonus, s mixologist will demonstrate the fine art of cocktail mixing to round out the night. The Caribbean Rum Club is a platform that celebrates Caribbean Culture and Identity, exploring topics such as music, wild meat, carnival and folklore. The podcast has consistently ranked Number one or in the Top 5 podcasts on Apple iTunes Society and Culture, Travel and Places Category for Trinidad. The show, which is redolent of a typical Caribbean rum shop has a listenership in over 70 countries and a growing social media following. As rum takes the global stage by storm, The Caribbean Rum Club and its sponsor, Uncorked Wines and Spirits aim to bring groups of adventurous young consumers alongside more discerning ‘sophisticates’ to discover and adopt rum as their spirit of choice. The event promises to be a taste exploration, combined with heritage and stories just waiting to be discovered.


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March 22, 2018

MC Fusion [Music Meets Art]

Featuring Recording Artiste JWVE + Visual Artist Andrea McKenzie.

ADMISSION: FREE (Any donation towards the Princess Elizabeth Center will be accepted at the event)

Celebrity Host: Jynnyn Edwards (Star 94.7fm) 
Special Spokenword Performance by Thislion Cahtam 

Don't miss this dynamic collaboration of Music and Art at one of the country's most premier venues. Paintings will also be on sale.

"ART is how we decorate SPACE, MUSIC is how we decorate TIME" - unknown

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March 23, 2018

NEW FIRE Festival 2018

As we adventure to create tomorrow’s world, 
explore the beauty of zero waste living, live music, 
amazing visual art, camping under the stars, 
an enchanting marketplace, family fun, kid zone, 
workshops and more! 

Discover a new world and experience a better you.

NEW FIRE Festival 2018
Dream. Explore. Transform.
23-25 March
Ortinola Estate, Acono Road, St. Joseph

Festival Passes:
Daytime Pass: 9am - 5pm (Saturday or Sunday)
$100 (Adults 18+)
$50 (13-17 years old)
Free for children 12 and under

Saturday Night Pass: 6pm Saturday - 6am Sunday
$350 (Adults 18+ only)

Two Day Pass: 5am Saturday - 5pm Sunday
(includes all day + night activities, camping- general camping zone and family camping zone; tents must be set-up by 4.00pm on Saturday) 
$450 (Adults 18+)
$250 (13-17 years old) 
Free for children 12 and under

Three Day Pass: 12pm Friday - 5pm Sunday
(includes all day + night activities, camping- general camping zone and family camping zone; tents must be set-up by 6.00pm on Friday)
$550 (Adults 18+) 
$300 (13-17 years old)
Free for children 12 and under

Contact us for festival passes:
NEW FIRE- 271.1073 |

The Scout Shop- 627.2835 | 322.9697
Kimi- 772.9330
Christian- 361.1356

Nick- 471.4977
Kyle- 733.8856

Webe TheFun- 763.4386
Kristel- 341.5552
Andy- 778.3947

Sherezz- 484.1294
Sean- 466.0608

Devon- 749.7147

The Fish Pot- 635.1728 | 333.7336
Shore Things Cafe & Craft- 635.1072