Culture Minister considers pedestrianising streets for Pan prelims
Next year's panorama preliminaries in the North Zone has outgrown the panyards says Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts.
Speaking to Loop following the preliminary judging round on Tuesday night, Dr Gadsby-Dolly said the time may have come for a new arrangement.
The Minister was among thousands who followed the judges from panyard to panyard in the annual panyard crawl.
"I thought the thousands at prelims all over Trinidad and Tobago were a resounding endorsement of the population's love for and support of our national instrument and the authentic panyard experience. Because it's gotten so big, establishing a route and pedestrianising those streets may become necessary. A shuttle service along that route could also be considered," she said.
The Minister said she will definitely start discussions into those plans with Pan Trinbago, the National Carnival Commission and Tourism Trinidad.