WHILE TT grapples with the question of what should happen come Carnival 2021, many carnivals throughout the region and elsewhere have been cancelled or postponed.
A list compiled by My Carnival Hotspot and updated on May 5 shows 20 regional and international carnivals have been postponed or cancelled. The latest to be cancelled is Statia’s, the Dutch Caribbean island. The announcement was made on May 5.
The list shows St Vincent, Barbados’ Crop Over, Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada’s carnivals were cancelled for 2020.
Jamaica, Guyana and Cayman Islands' carnival were postponed to October.
There is yet to be a decision on TT’s 2021 Carnival. National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Winston "Gypsy" Peters was quoted in media reports on April 29 as saying a decision on whether Carnival 2021 would be cancelled as a result of the covid19 pandemic should be made in 90 days.
In an April 19 Newsday report, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby Dolly said Carnival 2021 is not going to be the same as Carnival 2020 and the ministry was looking at what happens over the next two to three months.
List of carnivals cancelled or postponed: -
Jamaica carnival: postponed until October 2020
Ocho Rios: postponed until October 2020
St Maarten: cancelled
St Thomas: cancelled
Cayman: postponed until October 2020
St Lucia: cancelled
St Vincent: cancelled
Barbados Crop Over: cancelled
Orlando: postponed until Labour Day weekend