MINUTES after being announced winner of the J’Ouvert (modern) band of the year, leader Anthony Charles announced his retirement from this category.
Charles’ band B Man Lord Street Fusion Events, which portrayed Effin Jumbie Still Around to take the title, attributed his decision to a lack of sponsorship.
However, the former police officer, who is known as “Bruiser,” said he is not retiring from making or playing mas. Bruiser signalled his intention to take a leap into a new format possibly Tuesday mas or pretty mas.
He said he was keeping his plans“in his back pocket at the moment.
“But something will happen next year.
“Definitely this would be my last year in the J’Ouvert competition,” bruiser told the media last Thursday as San Fernando Carnival 2020 winners were announced at City Hall. San Fernando.
“I have been in the J’Ouvert for about seven years now and the band has been consistently placing either one, two or three.