Glass Bottle Ban To Be Discussed for Carnival 2017


"We can't wait until Carnival to talk about glass bottles, so that conversation will take place very early for 2017 Carnival, it must be on the discussion table." That's the word from National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon while he spoke with reporters in downtown Port of Spain yesterday (Feb 9th). The banning of glass bottles throughout the Carnival festivities, an initiative that was brought to the previous administration by former Port of Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing, will now be on the agenda for the post mortem discussions of this year's Carnival celebrations. The Minister's comments follow reports of unruly revelers throwing glass bottles at other revelers leaving several band members injured during J'Ouvert in Port of Spain, in an attempt to 'storm' the band. Minister Dillon assured that 'something is going to happen next Carnival' and took the opportunity to give kudos to the general public for what he described as a 'relatively low, incident-free Carnival.'


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