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POLICE last night identified the young female masquerader, whose body was found yesterday morning under a tree on the western end of the Queen’s Park Savannah, opposite Queen’s Royal College. They named her as a Japanese national Asami Nagakiya, who played with the Silver Stars Steel Orchestra.

POLICE were last night trying to identify the body of a young woman of Asian descent, clad in a bikini and beads mas costume, who was found under a large tree in the Queen’s Park Savannah yesterday morning, hours after Carnival celebrations ended. The woman was wearing a yellow costume when her body was discovered.

THE celebration was underway at the mas camp of victorious Ronnie and Caro yesterday afternoon as a jubilant Ronnie McIntosh celebrated his Band of the Year victory and a hattrick win in the Downtown Carnival with his 2016 presentation “Tears of...” just after the chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) Kenny Da Silva announced the resul(...)

IT IS necessary to change the way we view life, and see it through the eyes of God. That was the admonishment of Monsignor Christian Pereira yesterday, as he delivered the Ash Wednesday sermon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Roman Catholic Church located in San Fernando.

AFTER the hectic Carnival Season, many people - tourists and locals alike - went to Maracas Bay in their numbers yesterday to “cool down” weary bodies. When Newsday visited the popular beach, the car park was almost filled to capacity and there was a long line at the very popular Richard’s Bake and Shark. Dozens of tourists lay on the beach soaking(...)

PORT-OF-SPAIN Mayor Raymond Tim Kee yesterday called on women, especially tourists visiting for Carnival, to maintain their dignity and protect themselves against dangerous local sub-cultures, as he reacted with shock over the discovery of a mas woman’s body, still clad in bikini and beads, yesterday under a large tree at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

COMMUTERS using City Gate Port-of-Spain yesterday received their holy ashes from Rev Carl Williams, Interim Rector of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and Suresh Balliram, Lay Minister. The two men distributed ashes to 200 commuters while Fr Louis Belgrave gave ashes to 40 persons at the Hart Street taxi stand.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) yesterday made what is fast becoming an annual plea and concern over the low attendance of students at both primary and secondary school levels on Ash Wednesday, following the long four-day Carnival weekend.

THE baby named Miracle who requires life saving heart surgery which can only be done overseas, experienced a low-blood count yesterday and doctors had to give her a blood transfusion.

MARTIN FARRELL, the longest-serving registrar of the Integrity Commission, will retire from the post which he has held for almost a decade tomorrow. Farrell’s last meeting with the Commission will be today when the Commissioners convene at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Wrightson Road, Portof- Spain.

THE Congress of the People (COP) yesterday offered its profound condolences on the passing on Carnival Monday at Portof- Spain General Hospital of veteran musician, Pal Joey Lewis, 78. “Joey Lewis was the king of the big-band sound in Trinidad and Tobago,” recalled COP general secretary, Clyde Weatherhead, in a statement yesterday.

THE BELMONT Exotic Stylish Sailors (BESS) – the Fancy Sailor band from the Port-of-Spain suburb – on Carnival Monday and Tuesday paid tribute to the late musician “Pal” Joey Lewis who died early Monday morning after a long illness

RESULTS of the Pan Trinbago Northern Region Jouvert Bomb competition have been released with Laventille Courts Sound Specialists winning in the Conventional bands category. The competition was held outside Victoria Square, Park Street, Port-of- Spain on Carnival Monday morning from 4 am and 16 bands competed in three categories.

Unlike the morning period, things were slow at the Socadrome yesterday afternoon, leaving several patrons dissatisfied with the show which took place at the Jean Pierre Complex.

RONNIE & CARO’S band, “Tears of...”, won the overall Downtown Parade of Bands, topping the large band class on Carnival Tuesday, by improving on their third-place result on Carnival Monday which day was won by MHTL Starlift Steel Orchestra.

SAN JUAN/Laventille Regional Corporation Councillor Jason Alexander, who was beaten by YUMA security guards while celebrating Monday Mas, said that all bands should invest in proper training for their security.

PORT-OF-SPAIN Mayor Raymond Tim Kee said that by this Sunday vendors at the Salvatori site must vacate their booths to give the site back to its owner, Udecott, speaking at a news briefing at City Hall yesterday. He said the POS City Corporation has supplied them with free lights and water at a peppercorn-rent (the latter which many vendors refuse (...)

THE triplets born to a Cocoyea Village, San Fernando couple on Carnival Tuesday at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH), are reportedly doing well but are not expected to be discharged until later in the month .

A 34-YEAR-OLD man of Donkey Pen Trace, KP Lands, Valencia, drowned while bathing with friends and relatives at Salybia Beach at Galera Road, Toco shortly after 12.45 pm yesterday.



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