Guardian March 11, 2019
“Why not buy this infrastructure and have it ready to use for Carnival,” he added.
He said the East Port-of-Spain area should also be made into a Carnival Heritage site.
“Year-round, this heritage site could attract domestic and international tourists. You can go there and see how a steelpan is being tuned. It could generate a whole lot of economic, activity,” Fernandez said.
He added that a proposal has been created to diversify Carnival which will be shared with the Government.
Fernandez said T&T had a rich cultural legacy that must be preserved through the establishment of cultural theme parks and suggested Chacachacare Island could be used as a location.
“We think using skills in mas, a theme park could be built on Chacachacare Island to build El Dorado, the city of Gold, complete with a sun god. There could also be a Horror House, presenting all the characters of our folklore,” Fernandez added.
He said this would attract tourism and generate foreign exchange for T&T.
Fernandez want the establishment of cultural theme parks and suggested Chacachacare Island could be used as a location.
Gypsy want a STAND ALONE CARNIVAL in TOBAGO.
Beverley want PANORAMA in TOBAGO.
Russell Providence want GOAT RACE & BLUE FOOD FESTIVAL [moved from TOBAGO] for TRINIDAD.
DR. DOLLY want to change the formula for JUDGING THE ROAD MARCH.
... all I want is ONE PIECE of decent PAN or SOCA MUSIC coming out of the Carnival (or any time ah year for that matter) that could get some GLOBAL RECOGNITION.
Lord: How long ah begging for that!!!
Since Diaz, Forteau and company are no longer running Pan Trinbago, new vultures see an opportunity to get a piece of the action.
Ha! I want to see competence in what is being done towards efficiency. I want retention of some ethos which bred fear, surprise, and anticipation of the great creative energy which espouses Carnival. I want less electronic sounds, and more human sounds, that is all, that is all, that is all!
Ayesha: I think that it would be good for THIS FORUM if you expanded on this sentence: "I want retention of some ethos which bred fear, surprise, and anticipation of the great creative energy which espouses Carnival."
I know that you are a RETIRED PROFESSOR -- but give we ah little FREE LECTURE, nah!!!