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Glasgow said ticket prices for the
comedy shows starting after Carnival
had been reduced by $25 since "money
is now harder to come by."
He said, "We have to cut profits but
we rather the level of the shows remain
at high standards."
Meanwhile, Singh said for this 2016
season, people would be selective. He
said they would look at the price of
fetes and the value they re getting.
Regarding CSM, Singh said, "We
have been marketing CSM21 as some-
thing different. The reason we are doing
that is because it is something different.
It is not the normal carnival event; it
is a chutney soca event."
He said the vibe and feeling were
different and believed that they would
maintain their market.
Under the patronage of Attorney
General Faris Al-Rawi, Singh said the
all-inclusive Red, priced at $1,200,
would cater to an affluent crowd.
He said, "It is a new event and we
have been told that we are taking a
chance introducing a new event in a
recession and in a short season but we
are catering to a very exclusive crowd."
Lewis said he believed people would
be conservative at first, especially in
the first couple of weeks. "They would
be listening for things like leading music
and songs to encourage them further
as the temperature rises.
"I think some people are going to
let go some of those initial apprehensive
feelings about what they are going to
do...they will make some choices," he
Lewis said while people would be
selective, they would not abandon the
"People will be selective and will
choose the fetes that have the most
value and the events that are school-
based or cause-based."
We have loyal patrons
Co-chair of the Old Hilarians Fete,
Wanda Bernard, said on Friday it was
not the first time the fete was being
held during a recession nor during a
short season. This year is the 20th
instalment of the fete with a $50
increase from last year s $850.
Bernard said, "We manage it in such
a way that we can hopefully enjoy an
eventual success because during times
of a recession it is expected that there
would be an impact on ticket sales.
"What is incumbent on all promoters
is to manage the implementation cre-
atively so that while we offer a premium
event, we can still ensure we manage
the expenditure prudently."
She said the fete has its loyal patrons
and by hosting it at the school, they
could see where their money was going.
Indira Heeralal-Ram, who has been
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attending fetes for years, said she
has become selective since the
prices have become too exorbitant
and she felt she was not getting
value for money.
This year she said she may
attend the popular Beach House
all-inclusive with a price tag of
For 34-year-old Ruth Romilly,
this season she ll be attending three
fetes---Insomnia, Illusions Black 2
Blue cooler fete and Headley s All-
Romilly said, "The most I ll
spend on an all-inclusive is $1,000
seeing that I won t be attending
many of the fetes.
"It s all about tightening my belt
and watching how I spend."
She said she wanted to get value
for her money and was looking
for "a good lime."
Karina Dhaniram, on the other
hand, would not spend more than
$250 on a cooler fete. The 23-year-
old said she s never attended any
all-inclusives because she cannot
eat or drink anywhere close to
$800 or $900.
So far, she has been to Tribe Ice
and will go to iUP and Kees con-
Last year she attended more
than five cooler fetes but because
of the recession, she can only
attend three this year.
"I m taking the recession
announcement seriously," she said.
...partygoers watching their $$
The Public Services Association
(PSA) will be defending the three doc-
tors who were involved in performing
the caesarean section on Rose Gordon,
35, of Charlotteville, who died on New
Year s Day after delivering her baby
girl the day before.
This is according to president of the
PSA, Watson Duke, who was speaking
at a news conference held at the Scar-
borough General Hospital yesterday.
Duke said he shared the grief of the
family, but the association would be
taking up the cause of the three doctors
who were sent home on Thursday
pending an investigation into the inci-
dent. Here in Tobago, all of us are one
family. I cannot overrate how this is
affecting all of Tobago, even would-be
mothers now are somewhat concerned,
but it comes down to what was the
case in question that they were dealing
with, and let the enquiry take place,
let it be free from political interference,
and let the chips fall as it may, but we
will defend the doctors," he said.
Duke said the doctors were not free
from blame, but said the average citizen
did not have all the information con-
cerning the incident. He said the sus-
pension of the trio would tarnish their
"This is not a case where we are not
hurt. I m hurt as the president of the
PSA but the question is could anything
have been done at that point in time?
Could anything have been done to pro-
tect that individual? What was the risk
going into that surgery? We have to
ask these questions...The person was
already pregnant, was there a case of
either mother or child? We don t
Duke identified former independent
senator Dr Victor Wheeler as one out
of the three doctors suspended. He said
Dr Wheeler, who is a gynaecological
consultant and heads the department,
was being targeted by the Tobago House
of Assembly for some time now.
PSA to defend suspended TRHA docs
A 17-year-old schoolboy of Las
Lomas has been charged with the mur-
der of Nathan Barcoo-Campo and the
attempted murder of his mother Clau-
Nathan, 13, and Claudia, 41, were
severely chopped about the body by a
cutlass-wielding bandit at their Las
Lomas No.3 home on December 27 last
Nathan succumbed to his injuries on
January 3, while his mother survived
In addition to the charges of murder
and attempted murder, the teenager is
also facing the charge of robbery with
The accused is expected to appear
before an Arima magistrate tomorrow.
Charges were laid on Friday by acting
corporal Kevin Roop of the San Raphael
Youth, 17, charged with boy hero's murder
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