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Carnival wining came from African slaves By DR HOLLIS LIVERPOOL Monday, February 14 2011 I have always admired the writings of Marion O’Callaghan since she loves to wade into history and things historical as a condition for the expression of truths in her on-going analyses of current events. Her latest tale entitled “Pianos and Carnival,” however, contained some statements that are historically erroneous. Ms O’Callaghan wrote on January 31 in her usual article on page 11 of Newsday the following: “The descent into beads and feathers coincides with the emergence of wining, which itself evolved over the last three decades.” I understand fully what she meant by the masqueraders descending into “beads and feathers,” for several revellers today are dressed to the brink of nakedness. The tenor of the article, however, seemed to give the impression that the descent into “beads and feathers” was a new phenomenon in that the majority of bandleaders no longer play meaningful masquerades as those of long ago. To correct any false impressions that today’s young readers might assume, Ms O’Callaghan ought to have emphasised that beads and feathers were also used in our carnival as far back as the pre-emancipation era but were applied…
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Reggae Grammy award winner Buju Banton - Contributed Daraine Luton, Senior Reporter in Tampa Reggae Grammy award winner Buju Banton arrived at a US federal court in Tampa Florida a short while ago. Buju, dressed in dark suit and blue shirt walked into the United States middle district court at 8.17 a.m. ahead of jury selection. His attorney David Oscar Marcus and manager Traci McGreggor were by his side. The Gargamel, who for a while had his hands in his pockets, even helped McGreggor to pull a stroller with a baby up the court steps. He then disappeared into the Sam M Gibbons building. Banton, 37, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has been accused of conspiring with two associates to buy a shipment of cocaine from an undercover officer. The reggae superstar has claimed he was entrapped by a confidential informant. Banton is facing charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm during the course of a drug trafficking crime, attempting to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and using a communication facility in the commission of an act constituting a felony. Banton was arrested in December 2009. During a trial five…
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By NALINEE SEELAL Monday, February 14 2011 All Divisional Commanders of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service have been mandated to attend a meeting at the Police Administration Building today to present security plans for Carnival 2011. The meeting will be chaired by Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Ewatski, who is in charge of Crime and Operations in the police service. Sources revealed that during Monday’s meeting the Divisional Commanders will make known to DCP Ewatski what anti crime measures they intend to put in place to ensure that Carnival Monday and Tuesday are kept incident-free. Sources revealed, the Port-of-Spain CID will put in place additional manpower at City Gate, Port-of-Spain on Carnival Monday and Tuesday to search persons entering and leaving Port-of-Spain. This measure is in keeping with the zero-tolerance against persons being armed with knives, ice picks and other weapons, especially on Carnival Monday morning during J’Ouvert celebrations. Additionally, officers of the Port-of-Spain CID will mingle with masqueraders to provide security for them, and at the same time, to keep a close watch on suspicious persons intent on carrying out criminal activities. Sources also pointed out that foot patrols will also be increased both on Carnival Monday and Tuesday,…
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By COREY CONNELLY Sunday, January 30 2011 click on pic to zoom in With arms outstretched and rendering his signature prance, the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) yesterday showed that, despite his illness, he was far from relinquishing his long-held title as the Calypso King of the World. In fact, the well-loved entertainer, having already organised several performances through his close friend Cro Cro (Weston Rawlins), said he planned to enjoy an active Carnival season. “I spoke to Cro Cro and the entourage and they told me that everything was all right. I’m just waiting until they say, ‘Let’s go!’,” he told reporters at the Piarco International Airport. Sparrow, 75, otherwise known as the Birdie, returned to Trinidad yesterday from New York to launch the Congress of the People’s (COPs) Patriotic Series, Part One: The Promise, which commemorates the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence in 2012. He is to appear on national television tomorrow alongside PNM founding member Ferdie Ferreira and media practitioner Sunity Maharaj to share his insights on the milestone. Arriving on BW 521 at 12:38 pm, Sparrow was greeted by Finance Minister and COP Political Leader Winston Dookeran, Government Senator Dr Patrick Watson and a small group of…