Friday, February 15, 2013

Tobago Mas Men Unhappy

Yesterday some of Tobago bandleaders vented their frustration over the horrid organisation and judging of the Carnival bands in Tobago. The Tobago Carnival Bands Association has now called on the Tobago House of Assembly's Chief Secretary to intervene in this Band of the Year results controversy. 

The Carnival Bands Association noted that persons judging the events were not qualified to do so as they did not have the slightest clue as to what they should be doing or examining. Many of the Band leaders also noted they had to repay the Commission the grant issued for Carnival because the commission stationed persons during the Carnival to count how many persons were in the Band. For the monies given the Commission demanded at least 20 persons in the various Bands.

The Tobago bandleaders has therefore called for the resignation of the Festival Committee in wake of the Band of the Year results. In wake of all this, the Tobago Festival Commission says it will investigate the Band of the Year results.

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