Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 15th 2015 Contents "What kind ah mas band yuh
playing in for de election
this year Bobboy? Yuh
going back to tribal mas like when
George Bailey restore pride in people
with Back to Africa showing that they
had king and queen on the continent?
"Or yuh going to bring back a splen-
dour like India---the Story of Boyie---
that was ah wonderful splash of a
great civilisation that McFarlane
"Nah Tall Boy, the kinda tribal mas
it have in election bands these days is
about who hate who, who better than
who. Check on-line yuh go see."
"Bobboy, maybe we have to go back
to the 1960s when Sally bring El Dora-
do--City of Gold. Bobboy, when the
sun hit them costumes, man get dazzle
and feel is real gold."
"Well Tall Boy, yuh could play that
mas now and it go have contractor,
lawyer, blogger, talker, politician and
minister in the band---gold for so in
"Bobboy, yuh know this tribe thing
like it in we blood. You remember
Neville Aming? Once he bring ah band
called "Oriental Fantasy" all the mas-
queraders used to be mix-up people,
Chinese and Indian, ah lil Creole here
and there. Today though the mix-up
band have no real flag woman or man;
they done cop-out already.
"Bobboy, that remind me bout histo-
ry mas with long velvet cape, brass
breast plate make by Ken Morris,
mama that was mas band when Bailey
bring Ye Saga of Merry England and
Sally come with Imperial Rome.
"Tall Boy you dreaming, that kind ah
mas can t make today, too much
thought and big costume and designers
researching whole year to put that mas
on the road.
"For this election mas bands import-
ing yellow and red T-shirts from
China, they going America to find
makeover artists for their candidates
and it ent have no more wire benders
like Cito Velasquez; last carnival
Stephen Derek say he done with that
so forget that kinda mas."
"Bobboy ah longing for ah Irving
McWilliams to bring another Wonders
of the Buccoo Reef to show we how
beautiful we could be; today them
bandleaders only showing us how ugly
we is. Is Devil mas and Midnight Rob-
bers for so. And them fellas have
lyrics, but not sweet creative lyrics like
Puggy Joseph and he pardner Brian
Honore. One thing they take from
Brian and Puggy though is the name of
they band: Mystery Raiders. Who raid-
"Tall Boy, remember the satire and
creativity of Minch bands? The River
had characters like Mancrab and Wash-
er Woman. That is good mas to play
but Minshall done with that, he say is
only bikini, beads and empty pretty
mas them bands playing.
"This election mas band sounding
confusing to chose from, Tall Boy.
Maybe we could play ah individual mas
and put them big masquerade charac-
ters in front yuh band to hide the biki-
ni and beads that making empty noise
behind their leaders.
"We could create a Beauty in Perpe-
tuity like in Bailey s Bats and Clowns
with masman Terry Evelyn. Rudy Pig-
gott always telling me that is the best
individual mas he ever see.
"And remember Playing Cards with
Kim Christopher? She win Queen of
the Bands with that, and she band
"Bobboy, ah could take on ah Errol
Payne Jeweled Peacock; Tall Boy, you
cyah say de last part of that bird name
these days, all kinda ah peahen go get
vex. Well Bobboy, we better let Wendy
Kalicharan come from south with a big
costume from she husband band."
"Ah-hah Bobboy, the best individual
mas to play in this election band is
Tan Tan and Saga Boy."
"What wrong with you Tall Boy? If
you put them two characters on stage
and they start to dance and Saga Boy
bounce Tan Tan plenty people go be
scandalised bout that."
"Well Bobboy maybe the best thing
for people to play this year in the elec-
tion band is J Ouvert morning mas
"police and tief" and remember, it
does have serious mas on J Ouvert
morning, that is where Black Power
thing first come out in 1970 and after
that is "Africans and Indians Unite"
banners on the road."
"Ah hear all of that Tall Boy, but
hear my serious mas in this election
coming up. Ah playing Book Man
dress-up in ah simple but colourful
costume asking people to read the
Book that have good thing in it to
guide them, that is the kinda mas ah
want to play.
"We can t go back to tribal mas,
devil mas, midnight robber mas,
although ah like to hear them fellas
lyrics; but is them lyrics that does get
we in trouble. Listening to man and
woman with sweet tongue ent get we
nowhere over so many carnivals, we
cyah go back there Tall Boy."
"You right Bobboy this Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
night mas tying-up we head with stu-
pidness; we need to tell them band-
leaders that we want something solid.
And yuh know what they need to lis-
ten to we."
"Yes Tall Boy if they doh do that, ah
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Magisterial District of
St. Patrick West
Liquor Licensing Session
(Liquor Licences Act Ch. 84:10)
Notice is hereby given that by
lawful authority under provision
of the Liquor Licences Act, Ch.
84:10, the Licensing Committee
for the Licensing District of St.
Patrick West, Point Fortin has
appointed Wednesday 22nd day
of April 2015 at 9.00 o'clock in
the forenoon at the Point Fortin
Magistrates' Court as the day,
hour and place at which a
Special Licensing Session will
be held to hear and determine
the application of Bin Quan Wu
of #30 - 32 Guapo Main Road,
Cap-de-Ville, Point Fortin for a
certificate authorizing him to
carry on the business of a
Special Restaurant in respect of
premises situated at #30 - 32
Guapo Main Road, Cap-de-Ville,
Dated this 7th day of April 2015
at Point Fortin Magistrates'
St. Patrick West
Chaguaramas is a wonderful place. And as more
and more people realise that and visit the
beaches, marinas, zip line, golf course, restaurants
and bars, it has literally become hell to enter and
leave. I am sure you have received letters about this
topic before but even though it may be repetitious I
have to point it out as I have to endure this at least
once a week.
Sunday (March 29) friends of mine left Ch-
aguaramas at 6.30 pm and did not reach home until
12.30 am---and they were living in Diego Martin!
Half of Powerboats staff had to sleep in Chaguara-
mas. Easter Monday, some other friends left at
7.30 pm and reached home at 11.30 pm and they
were living in Westmoorings!
The traffic is bad on a normal day but what is ex-
acerbating this case is a set of channels dug across
the road and some steel plates placed over them in
certain sections. The traffic in Chaguaramas does
not need any excuse to get worse as one car
parked badly in Carenage causes a massive pile-up.
Dr Rowley, MP for the area, the local government
representative, Dr Tewarie, line minister for CDA,
come on nah man, if we can't solve this simple
issue what can we solve?
As nice as Chaguaramas is, five hours of traffic
every weekend to get back home will change any-
one's mind about going back. A pity as it really is a
What really going on at NIB? I applied for my
pension in July last year. The clerk who at-
tended to me said that my application was in
order---I have adequate contributions and every-
thing else was satisfactory. She told me that I
would receive my pension in two to three months'
When I did not receive my pension in October, I
went to the Tunapuna branch of NIB. There a clerk
told me that my application was being processed
"manually," and that I may receive it next month.
When I did not receive it in November, I went to Tu-
napuna again. A clerk told me that it is being
processed "manually" and that I may receive it next
month. When I did not receive it in December, I
went to Tunapuna again. This time I was told that
"they" are "investigating" by field officers, and that I
may get it in January.
Madame Prime Minister, we are in April and I
haven't received my pension as yet. I owe many
people money which I have borrowed to survive.
NIB has made me a beggar. Is this what you want
for the citizens of this country, Madame Prime Min-
ister? Help us, the people who are waiting for our
'IS DEVIL MAS AND MIDNIGHT ROBBERS FOR SO' Traffic makes one
not want to return
NIB making me a beggar
This election mas band sounding
confusing to chose from, Tall Boy.
Maybe we could play ah individual
mas and put them big masquerade
characters in front yuh band to hide
the bikini and beads that making
empty noise behind their leaders.
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