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Bollywood actress and Zee TV star Surbhi
Joyti, who stars in the Indian soap Qubool
Hai, had hundreds of fans lining up at the
Divali Nagar on Friday night to meet and greet
her at the Radio 90.5 fm/Zee TV booth.
At present, she is playing her fifth role, Mahira
Akhtar, in the TV series Qubool Hai.
Joyti said she was happy to be in T&T and was
elated to greet her fans.
Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan has
called on parents to closely monitor their
children during Divali celebrations. Bood-
han was speaking to the media before the
start of a peace walk and career fair hosted
by the Citizens Protection Committee at
the Esmeralda Recreation Grounds, yester-
Boodhan warned that parents could not afford
to let their guard down since predators might be
lurking. He said there were a growing number of
incidents where crimes were being committed
against vulnerable people in society including chil-
dren, women and the elderly.
Boodhan also pleaded with people using fireworks
for Divali to take into consideration the negative
impact of the noise-making devices on the elderly
Boodhan said the peace walk involved youths
in the Enterprise community who sent a message
that the community was taking a zero-tolerance
approach to crime.
Eighty-seven people were arrested as police
raided 27 drug blocks during a special crime erad-
ication exercise in south Trinidad. The 87 people
were held for possession of narcotics, robberies
and firearm offences. A total of 41 people were
arrested on outstanding warrants, while six people
were arrested for driving under the influence. A
total of 134 people were arrested.
Police also served 57 warrants.
The exercise began on Tuesday and ended yes-
terday morning. It was headed by Senior Supt Irwin
Hackshaw and Zamsheed Mohammed and included
Inspectors Don Gajadhar, Gaffar, Ramoutar and
More than 40 police officers led by Sgts Ram-
logan, Ramroop and Teelluck organised raids and
roadblocks in San Fernando, Marabella, La Romaine,
Pleasantville, Moruga, Cocoyea, Princes Town and
The suspects are expected to spend the weekend
in prison and are expected to appear before the
San Fernando and Princes Town Magistrates Courts
134 in South
Sweeping changes will be made in the 2016
International Soca Monarch semifinal and final
Among the changes are a fusion of the Groovy
and Power categories, while one monarch will be
crowned as the International Soca Monarch.
Also, 15 artistes selected from the semifinal, one
Breakdown Artiste and two Wild Card artistes will
perform at the finals.
Some of the other plans include a mentoring
programme that pairs seasoned soca entertainers
with up-and-coming talent from the National
Schools Soca Monarch Competition, special prizes
for writers, producers and presentations, two training
and development programmes for artistes and a
breakfast party to be held at the end of the final
The news comes days after Peter Scoon, chairman
of Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF), announced
that the International Soca Monarch finals will not
be shown live on television next year, but will
instead be recorded, edited and aired on CNC3 on
Carnival Saturday as a fully produced show.
The change CPF stated would create a much
tighter, streamlined show that would be easier to
manage and enjoy.
CPF also explained that the TV broadcast would
make the international distribution much more
achievable, as it would now fit the formats of TV,
cable and pay-per-view channels.
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Zee TV Star Surbhi Joyti takes a selfie with one of
the hundreds of fans at the Divali Nagar,
Chaguanas, on Friday. PHOTO: ADRIAN BOODAN
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