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private promoters who
could show off with big
prize packages and still
benefit from subven-
tions from the national
purse. That is a kind of
situation that has to be
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Tuco produces the coveted National Calypso
Monarch Competition, which had been a part of
Carnival culture since 1939. The Carnival SIG also
had responsibility for the National Extempo
Championship, as well as the Calypso by
Categories Competition and the National Junior
Calypso Monarch Competition.
Additionally, the governing calypso body
produced five calypso tents: one in each of its
zones (north, east, south/central, Tobago) as
well as the flagship tent known as Kaiso House
at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.
Asked about Tuco's efforts to win back the
calypso audiences Masimba said that campaign
Pressed further on the success had in farming
out its Humorous Calypso Monarch and
Extemporama Competition outside of the
Carnival calendar, he said, Tuco needed getting
those events to the stature they needed to be at
required a willing partner in the local media.
"Above and beyond our managing a certain
spend on the media, I think we need to convince
the national media that calypso should
represent a greater part of its menu. We haven't
been able to do so, as yet. In addition to which,
the organisation needs to have its own
broadcast license so we could begin to establish
a catalyst for calypso culture and an
appreciation of same. These are the things we
TUCO TRIES FOR BIGGER AUDIENCE
President of the
tion (Tuco) Lutalo
Masimba says the gov-
ernment needs to be
more consistent in how
it allocates money to
Citing austerity, the
government cut the
budget to the National
(NCC) by $44 million
or 14 per cent, from the
$314 million allocated
for Carnival 2015.
The new budgetary
total to be shared by the
NCC and Carnival Spe-
cial Interest Groups
(SIGs) TUCO, Pan
Trinbago and the
National Carnival Bands
Association was $270
million. Masimba told
the Guardian the allo-
cation is inconsistent.
"When oil was thir-
ty-something dollars a
barrel (TUCO) was get-
ting between $8m and
$10m. When oil was
100 and something dol-
lars a barrel the organ-
isation was getting
between $8m and $10m
dollars. So now it
comes back down
"I don t see any rea-
son for cutting. I think
we need to have some
kind of organised way
in which the govern-
ment disburses finances
to the organizations and
to the events and so on.
It s not a matter of
wanting more money."
However he sees no
problems in getting the
job done. We are deliv-
ering the Carnival
product under the
umbrella of the NCC.
So, over 50-60 per cent
of the allocation is for
He added, "We
haven t had a prize
increase, an official
prize increase, since
1999 for the competi-
tion. We (are) falling
Tuco president Lutalo
Culture Minister Dr
Nyan Gadsby Dolly,
left, while former
culture minister Joan
on. Occasion was a
Tuco North Zone
back in October.
Tuco: Govt needs
to be more organised
on carnival budgets
When oil was thirty-something dollars
a barrel (Tuco) was getting between
$8m and $10m. When oil was 100 and
something dollars a barrel the
organisation was getting between
$8m and $10m dollars. So now it
comes back down again.
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