Winston 'Gypsy' Peters

Winston 'Gypsy' Peters

If The Ok Is Given, Gypsy Says The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago is Ready To Have Carnival.

Written by: David Lawrence

Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters chairman of the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) was in Miami over the weekend to witness firsthand how the Miami Broward Carnival Committee was organizing its 2021 carnival in the midst of the pandemic. His mission was to see if what was being done was successful and more importantly if it can be replicated back in Trinidad.

Last Friday night as Gypsy sat observing the Panorama competition, he was called upon impromptu to extemporaneously perform by the MC. Breaking into sound, Gypsy sang “When everybody thought that it wasn’t possible, Miami tell them not so”. He thanked Miami for showing us how it should be and went on to say:

“So ladies and gentlemen! Even though I wasn’t supposed to be here doing this, I want to thank you for listening to me and as I said, I cannot make the pronouncement on whether we will or will not have Carnival, that is beyond my pay grade. But! There is somebody back in Trinidad who I will take back all these things to and hope that at the end of the day, he will be able to say whether we are having carnival or we are not having Carnival. But the only thing I can tell you is as long as we are having Carnival, the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago we are ready to have Carnival. So! We are asking everybody down in Trinidad and Tobago to make sure that you go and get yourselves tested, make sure you get yourselves vaccinated so that we the people of Trinidad can breathe freely. Carnival is ours, thank you very much, I love you everybody, have a good evening.”

Miami Carnival 2021 is the first large-scale Carnival since Covid-19 disrupted the entertainment industry worldwide back in March 2019.  Though in late spring this year, Orlando held a scaled-down version of their carnival. Carnival lovers everywhere, on hearing that the NCC is ready if given the green light by the Prime Minister, are keeping their fingers and toes crossed that Trinidad and Tobago carnival in 2022 will be next.

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