Why the focus on Carnival?

This is the question being asked by soca artiste turned band leader Ronnie McIntosh as discussions over the fate of Carnival 2021 gains momentum amid COVID 19 fears.

McIntosh founded the award winning mas band, Ronnie and Caro, which has taken home multiple titles including the Band of the Year award several times. Speaking this morning on CNC3, he questioned why Carnival, which is 8 months away, is being targeted when the fate of other events has not even been mentioned.

Mr McIntosh clarified that he isn’t against the Government making a decision to cancel the festivities nearer to the date on the basis of sound medical advice to safeguard the health of citizens, however he warned against making a premature decision which could have massive economic consequences.