Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith has made several recommendations and observations for the improvement of Carnival 2020.
His suggestions were put forward at a stakeholders’ meeting of the National Carnival Commission on Wednesday, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, where the relevant agencies operating during Carnival season were asked to give particular consideration to the following:
• The issue of members and supporters of J’ouvert bands defacing people’s properties;
• A ban on the use of glass bottles, which can be replaced by cups or cans
• Solving the issue of traffic congestion, by making Tragarete Road and Ariapita Avenue one-way on Carnival Monday and Tuesday; and
• Making the Queen’s Park Savannah two-way from Carnival Saturday to midnight on Carnival Tuesday.
Commissioner Griffith also shared concerns with officials of the Environmental Management Authority, about the noise levels in the Woodbrook district during Carnival, which negatively impact elderly persons who reside in the area- this as he pointed out that from 2:00pm on Carnival Friday to Ash Wednesday, music is blasted at high levels, much to the annoyance of property owners.