Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago in 2021 is not on.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley made the statement a short while ago during the wrap up of today's Spotlight on the Budget and the Economy.
“In 72 hours we will be in October and if at this time in October we are still in the throes of a pandemic, it would be madness to be talking about Carnival in February. I see no future for Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago in the months ahead,” he said.
He said Carnival is a perfect environment for the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Prime Minister said he knows the decision will have a serious knock-on effect regarding the economic activity associated with Carnival, but he implied it is better to be safe than sorry.