Port of Spain, Trinidad: Friday, March 1, 2019: The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) is aware of certain issues and complaints surrounding the lighting conditions at Wednesday night’s Junior and Senior Kings and Queens Competition held at Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah.
Several members of the public have since been quite vocal, and understandably condemnatory, about their inability to properly see all the presentations in their full splendour.
While the NCC fully understands how the reduced lighting noticeably affected the telecast on TTT, these conditions did not adversely affect the live presentations and the judges’ ability to adequately perform their functions.
We sincerely regret the lighting conditions and would like to take this opportunity to formally apologise to the many faithful fans and supporters who tuned in to see the mas presentations, for being potentially deprived of the production’s fullest visual potential.
A comprehensive follow-up investigation with our Operations and Stage Management teams is ongoing, with clearly defined and adaptive measures set in place to prevent reoccurrences at future Carnival City events, as part of our mandate to work with all our stakeholders to elevate Carnival production standards to a best-in-practice level.
In thanking the viewing public for its patience and understanding on this matter, we continue to be receptive to any concerns and ideas that you may have, and look forward to receiving them.