Carnival 2020 by all appearances seems to be a success. Reports from the National Carnival Commission (NCC), Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and bandleaders all appear to be pleased by this year’s execution of the Greatest Show on Earth.
There were more than 300 Carnival-related activities that happened in the past two months culminating in the street parade on Monday and Tuesday.
NCC chairman Winston “Gypsy” Peters said this Carnival was safe, successful and saw an increase of tourists in the country. He was speaking at the announcement of results press conference at the VIP lounge of the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Ash Wednesday.
“The events were well executed with minimal disruption to our festivity. I would like to thank our protective services, TTPS, Fire Service… (for their) professionalism and prompt response…From all accounts, both parades went smoothly. While there were minor hiccups there were no issues.”
He said there were no major of activities that caused problems to Carnival. The NCC is still performing a post-Carnival review but are beginning to plan for Carnival 2021. Peters said they will have stakeholder meetings to discuss ideas.