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Imissed out on the launch of Tribe s
Forbidden and Bliss The Secret
Garden, for Carnival 2016, on Saturday
night at the Queen s Park Savannah,
Port-of-Spain. It was the first time in
12 years I have missed a Tribe launch
but with health and strength next Car-
nival I will be back on the road with
With Harts Carnival also having
launched its presentation of Vogue, the
launchings are coming fast and furious
on weekends. Fantasy will unveil its
2016 presentation tonight at O2 Park,
Chaguaramas, and Ronnie & Caro will
do the same tomorrow night at Ambas-
sador Hotel poolside on Long Circular
Road. Costumes for its presentation
of Tears of... will be displayed at 10
Fast rising Jus Wee & Friends will
premiere Celebrating Wee Own, its
Carnival 2016 presentation. Hailing
from St James, the Medium Band will
be showcasing its sections at its band
launch on August 2, at The Amphithe-
atre, Western Main Road, St James,
from 7 pm to midnight. The band s six
sections---Wee Mas, Wee Music, Wee
People, Wee Birds, Wee Flowers and
Wee Beaches---will be presented at the
"Jus Wee & Friends," explains band
leader Anne Marie Placide, "will again
try to bring our ideas to life on the
streets through the usage of the more
traditional costuming mixed with the
The launch is free to masqueraders
while others can enjoy the all-inclusive
experience for nominal entrance fee of
$150 and music will be provided by DJ
Crosby Sounds, winner in the Best
Playing DJ category for yet another
After copping first place for two
years 2012 and 2014, Jus Wee & Friends
ran a close second in the NCBA Band
of the Year competition (Medium Band)
with its 2015 presentation D Universe.
The band also made it to winner s row
in two other competitions, including
the Uptown and Downtown Carnival
Jus Friends came on the scene in
2009 after the coming together of a
group of friends who wanted simply
have a good time with their friends
and friends of their friends while enjoy-
ing the trimmings of a large band. As
a result, the band s committee has
made a conscious decision "to keep
the band a manageable size."
For further information and tickets
call 765 7725.
For the first time, Legacy is having
its launch before Carnivals in New York
and Miami and will unveil its presen-
tation of Life on August 30, at Tzar on
Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook. Other
mas bands with launchings pending
include two-time Band of the Year
champion Massy Trinidad All Stars,
Yuma, Passion, Trini Revellers,
D Krewe, Mas Passion and Splash.
It's Carnival time again
Cro Cro to pay tribute to Sparrow
Sounding confident of his chances
in the August 28 final, Cro Cro added:
"Notice how I handle them young
boys in the semi-final. They come at
me like a Mack truck but I turned
them into a SUV. They feel I old but
let them remember how much I beat
all of them."
Fifteen popular calypso stars will
battle it out for over $625,000 in
prizes come August 28. Also, RGP will
introduce for calypso fans, political
party groups and big limes a Rowley,
Kamla & Jack 12-pack ticket special,
where you pay for eight and get four
Tickets go on sale August 1 at lead-
ing ticket outlets nationwide.
From Page A30
Better be ready
Are you ready for ahurricane?
HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Before a hurricane:
The hurricane season lasts from June through
November, with August and September being
the peak months.
Know the location of the nearest emergency
shelter in your area.
Trim the trees in your yard, especially those
near your home, so limbs won't fly around
during a storm.
If you have hurricane shutters, inspect them
now and repair damaged ones. Know how to
install them, and if you will be boarding up
your windows, have the wood and tools ready.
Know the location of the main electrical
breaker and the gas and water valves in your
home. Have a clear path to easily access them
to shut them off when a hurricane approach-
Make a list of the items in and around your
yard to bring in or tie down when a tropical
storm or hurricane approaches. For example:
TV antenna, plants, garbage cans and yard fur-
Check your insurance policy for coverage on
wind and flood damage, especially if you''re in
a low-lying area.
Keep a portable radio, flashlight (both with
extra batteries), emergency supplies, first aid
kit, canned food and bottled water on hand
throughout the hurricane season.
Keep yourself updated as to the weather con-
ditions and the possibilities of severe weather.
Have your emergency numbers at hand and in
a convenient location.
Designate an interior room with no windows
or external doors as a "Safe Room." Work
with your local professionals in the design of
Discuss the types of potential hazards with
your family and know your community's and
Determine escape routes and places to meet if
Have an out-of-the-area-friend as a family
contact so all have a single point of contact
and someone knows where you are.
Make a plan for your pets if you need to evac-
Take First Aid and CPR classes. Your Red Cross
can help you.
Stay away from windows and stay inside if you
are not told to evacuate.
Beware that the centre of a hurricane, or the
eye, can be very calm and deceptive. When
the eye passes, the storm is not over. Stay
inside because the fury of the winds will
return, this time from the opposite direction.
Remain in your safe location until the storm
has passed completely and the all clear has
During a hurricane:
A HURRICANE WATCH is given when the hurri-
cane is possible within 36 hours.
When a hurricane watch is issued, you should
monitor news reports closely for more infor-
Continue your preparation activities and be
prepared to evacuate immediately when
instructed to do so.
When a hurricane is 24 hours away, a HURRI-
CANE WARNING is issued. Hurricane landfall is
When a hurricane warning is issued, you
should board up your windows and doors,
bring in loose items from outside, shut off
electrical, gas and water hook-ups and seek
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
As we brace for the unpredictability
of the hurricane season, it is impor-
tant to be prepared. Here are some
simple steps to help protect your
family from a storm or hurricane.
T&T Red Cross Society
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