Friday 20 September, 2019

Port-of-Spain Carnival 'incident free'

Carnival celebrations in the capital city have gone on without a hitch. 

Speaking with LoopTT on Monday, Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez said festivities in the city have gone on without incident. 

"This morning I read the Proclamation at 4 am and everything went without a hiccup...we had some small bands, then some medium bands and steelpan. 

We had mud, we had paint, everything went on incident free."  

He commended police for a job well done in ensuring everyone's safety throughout the celebrations.  

"The police did a fantastic job ensuring everyone was safe and the spectators who were there, they enjoyed themselves in Downtown Port-of-Spain today." 

J'Ouvert celebrations in South and Central Trinidad, however, were marred by two killings. 

In San Fernando, one man, who remains unidentified at this time, was stabbed to death around 8.30 am during J'Ouvert along Cipero Street. 

And in Chaguanas, 17-year-old Reshan Singh was stabbed to death as he attended J'Ouvert on Monday morning. 

Law enforcement officers are out in their numbers today ensuring that the peace is maintained as festivities continue. 

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