This was revealed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley.
He was quick to add however, that Carnival was not a priority for his Government.
He said that his priority as Prime Minister was to ensure that the Government set the right priorities.
Dr. Rowley explained that given the current economic oil crisis his administration was more focused on other matters including job security; health, education and national safety and security.
He made the comments while addressing the media in Tobago recently.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley