There are no new procedures for music trucks, being used for Carnival, to get approval from the Licensing Authority, according to Transport Commissioner Basdeo Gosine.
In a telephone interview with Guardian Media on Thursday, Gosine said: “Over the years, we have a long established procedure to deal with that issue and that procedure has not changed since I assumed office.”
According to Section 49 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act:
The Police Service has given notice that persons wishing to enter the areas restricted to vehicular traffic in Port of Spain on Carnival Monday and Tuesday must apply for the relevant permit(s) from the Assistant Commissioner of Police ‘Mobile/Operations’ Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, Garden Road, Aranguez South, no later than Monday 25th February, 2019.
Applicants seeking permits must submit copies of the following documents:
The National Carnival Commission (NCC) is seeking to remind the public that on Carnival Monday and Tuesday (February 27 and 28), all Carnival band music trucks either assembling or passing in front of the General Hospital, Charlotte Street, POS must turn their music off in this area.
It says this restriction is necessary to facilitate the hospital’s day-to-day operations.
The NCC is also advising that a compliance unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) will be stationed at that location to ensure that all music trucks are compliant with this restriction.