Promoters: T&T missed a grand opportunity

Pro­mot­ers of the Karuk­era One Love Fes­ti­val at Mara­cas Bay be­lieve T&T has missed a grand op­por­tu­ni­ty to show­case our cul­ture to the world by pulling the plug on the stage in the sea.

Thier­ry Rey­naud and Oliv­er Choisi gave their views hours af­ter the con­tro­ver­sial stage, which was erect­ed on the seabed to hold Fri­day’s event, was dis­man­tled and its lo­ca­tion shift­ed. Yes­ter­day, con­struc­tion of a new stage be­gan west of the shore­line.

Both men said when con­cerns were raised that the stage posed a risk to pa­trons they had to act swift­ly to keep the fete alive.

“So to make every­body com­fort­able with this year we fol­lowed the rules and ad­vice of the au­thor­i­ties to re­move the stage from the sea. The stage will be on the seashore so that every­body is hap­py and every­body is com­fort­able,” Rey­naud said.

Choisi said most of the state agen­cies agreed to grant them the nec­es­sary ap­provals to build the stage in the sea­wa­ter. He said he was giv­en a ver­bal all-clear to con­struct the stage which the EMA and T&T Fire Ser­vices would have ex­am­ined once com­plet­ed to en­sure sta­bil­i­ty and safe­ty and ap­proval giv­en.

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