Carnival band not linked to political body

The management of “Etienne and Friends,” who produced the successful band entitled “We The People” on Carnival Monday 2017, is distancing itself from the country’s newest political party the also titled “We the People,” which has been formed by former judge and Justice Minister Herbert Volney.

We the People political party has a black, yellow and blue symbol and has been registered with the Elections and Boundaries Commission.

Volney said the organisation is aimed at cleaning up “corruption,” and will “ avoid nepotism and cronyism.”

He has already started talks with “respected and electable citizens with no political blemish to their persona and character,” and is optimistic they will be ready for the 2020 election.

Etienne and Friends which will launch its 2018 Carnival band titled “Street Party” today at the Government Campus courtyard, on Richmond Street, Port-of-Spain says the band is “not linked to, neither involved or associated with, nor connected to any political movement, party, pressure group or entity with the name “We The People.”

The group said, “its objective will continue to be the provision of a space within our Carnival where masquerade remains true to its finest traditions and is supported by live music led by some of Trinidad and Tobago’s best musicians.”

The launch of “Street Party” will see performances from Etienne and Friends, with special guest David Rudder.