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Revellers and patrons can be
assured that tight security and
police surveillance will be in place
for today s Carnival celebrations
in central Trinidad says mayor
He said in an interview: "There
would be a clinical overlook of the
security arrangements for all Car-
nival programmes from today to
las lap Tuesday night.
"While funding was not easily
accessed, with the limited resources,
the Chaguanas Borough Council
was leaving no stone unturned to
ensure that the thousands of patrons
and revellers who come here would
not be disappointed," he said.
Boodan expects scores of tourists
from abroad, "to come and see
Chaguanas distinctive and creative
mas in 2016".
"I want to appeal to parents and
guardians to become a hawk s eye
of their children during the Carnival
days, as these predators of all kinds,
would seek to disrupt the viewing
, he said.
Boodan expects about 15 to 20
bands to parade before the judges
He also said that there are more
J Ouvert bands coming in from sev-
eral communities in borough area
and as far as such communities as
Caparo, Tabaquite, Cunupia and
"Each community is producing
its own J Ouvert band which says
that the people are getting more
appreciative of Carnival, and more
so, young people are at the helm of
these productions," he added.
Chairman of the Cabinet-appointed task
force for the establishment of the National
Statistical Institute of T&T (NSITT) Dr
John Prince said Chief Justice Ivor Archie
was among three leaders who requested
that work be done speedily to establish
the proposed National Statistical Institute
of T&T to replace the Central Statistical
Prince said that during Friday s launch
of the task force at the Eric Williams Finan-
cial Complex, Port-of-Spain.
He said the other requests were from
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and chief
secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly
Prince said he received a telephone call
from Chief Justice Ivor Archie from Nigeria,
urging him to do all he can to set up the
body to replace the Central Statistical Office
He said the first to make the demand on
him was Prime Minister Rowley, who via
a text message to him said: "Make it quick"
which was followed "two days later (when)
I got a call from the Chief Justice (who)
said John I am calling you from Nigeria,
please make that task force do its work
very, very quickly because we need reliable
Prince said Archie told him "We make
judgments without reliable data and I was
involved in one."
Prince said Archie told him during the
telephone conversation that he (Archie) was
an engineer before becoming a judge and
"and as an engineer we depend on reliable
data. He say please make it quick. "
Prince said on Thursday he met with
London in Tobago and he was also asked
by him to "make it quick."
Prince said the first to ask him to "make
it right but make it quick" was the Planning
and Development Minister Camille Robin-
He said to her yesterday: "This task force
is ready, ready to do it. We are going to get
it right and we are going to get it quick."
Robinson-Regis said the NSITT was
expected to come on stream in January.
She said the major issue was for the required
legislation to be brought to parliament for
Members of the task force were presented
with their letters of appointment by Plan-
ning and Development Minister Camille
Mayor Boodam: Tight security for Carnival
Annisa Ali is the new Chaguanas Borough Car-
Ali beat a field of seven finalists and took home
the crown on Saturday night at the finals of the
pageant before a packed house at Ramsaran Street,
Ali, who represented the community of Enterprise
South, won several other awards including the prize
for best makeup, the best hairstyle, the best portrayal
of a Carnival costume and the title of Miss Intel-
Ali is a law student at the UWI and hopes to
become a bi-lingual lawyer. She is the daughter of
Liaquat Ali, the president of the Couva-Point-Lisas
Chamber of Commerce.
Placing second was Thais Satram-Maharaj, who
also took home the prize of Miss Photogenic.
In third position was Jeanne Farrell who got the
award for the best gown.
The delegates made their first appearance on stage
wearing Carnival costumes. In the second round of
the competition the finalists wore evening gowns
and took part in a question and answer segment of
Ali took home the $12,000 first prize.
Chaguanas Carnival Queen 2016 Annisa Ali, centre, gets a congratulatory kiss from first runner up Thais Satram-Maharaj, left, and
second runner up Jeanne Farrell.
advisor to the
Chairman of the
Task Force at
level 20 Eric
NSITT chairman Prince
gets letter of appointment
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