Port-of-Spain Mayor Chinua Alleyne says there are efforts to address a steady decrease in spectators in downtown Port-of-Spain for J’Ouvert.
He says the corporation is now looking at transformation measures.
A significant police presence which saw the number of law enforcement officers outnumbering members of the public was observed before the start of the revelry at 4 am on Monday.
Several checks were conducted by police officers at City Gate, to ensure people coming into the city were abiding by the law.
J’Ouvert started with the merry monarch and the traditional masqueraders coming to the venue, where they performed to a very small crowd on the pavement and less than 10 people seated in the Lord Kitchener Stand.
Speaking to the media yesterday morning, Mayor Alleyne admitted there was room for improvement and said the corporation has already initiated the transformation with a city tourism project and a brand-new steelpan competition on Carnival Monday called Panamania.