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Trinidad and Tobago

Published on January 17th, 2017 | by TandT Newsday Newspapers

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SIGs to manage carnival shows

The National Carnival Commission (NCC), will control all financial income via the gates of all national carnival shows. NCC Chairman, Kenny de Silva said yesterday: “We are coming out with a joint statement tomorrow, indicating that the NCC will be handling the gates for the carnival shows and we’ll be doing an audit after, and the Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) will manage their shows.” He added: “We are dealing with all revenue aspects of the Panorama and all payments pertaining to that show. Pan Trinbago would be paid a management fee to be decided upon in terms for what they need for Panorama, and a similar situation exists with TUCO (Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation), and we already have the Mas.” Told there was talk of pan, Mas and kaiso being put back together on Dimanche Gras night de Silva said: “That has not been settled.

That composition hasn’t been worked out as yet.” And when asked who is producing Dimanche Gras and what will be the format? De Silva responded that in collaboration with TUCO, the NCC will be producing Dimanche Gras but stated that the format is still evolving. Calls to TUCO president Lutalo Massimba and acting Pan Trinbago president Richard Forteau all went unanswered.

However a reliable source from TUCO said at last week Saturday’s General Membership Meeting to discuss Carnival 2017, the majority of members voted for 16 finalists singing one song each. The source added that the only way that will change is if the NCC took control of Dimanche Gras and go for eight finalists including the reigning monarch, each rendering two songs.

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