Event Promoter, Randy Glasgow is not in favour of the advise given by the National Carnival Commission Chairman, Winston Gypsy Peters to have a Miami type Carnival in T&T during the month of February 2022.
Glasgow in a media release issued last evening said “we are suggesting NCC first do a feasibility study to stage a Hybrid Version of Carnival 2022 in August or September, not clashing with Carnivals in New York & London if they are staging one.”
Glasgow said “this hybrid version, we must ensure, once funding is coming from government, our Soca artistes, steel pan players, calypsonians, the Mas fraternity, Chutney singers and other creatives be the main beneficiaries of any government financial contribution.”
“Our creatives, who are the Engine of TT Carnival, are hurting tremendously and 98 % have not earn a single dollar in two years and counting,” said Glasgow.
Glasgow also suggested using the entire roadway around the Queens Park Savannah as the stage for Mas revellers to enjoy and display Mas, practice social distancing and observe health and safety Protocols.
“In other zones of the country this concept could be replicated using the premises of stadiums and large recreational grounds.”
Glasgow also suggested having Carnival related entertainment events and shows across the nation, using designated safe zone venues and facilities.
He also does not agree with the NCC’s Chairman of Miami Carnival comparison with manning revellers, pointing to the number of
healthcare professionals and infrastructure to handle a possible COVID-19.