Hosting and Managing the Carnival Experience in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022 and Beyond

Event Date(s): 18/02/2022

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) presents Hosting and Managing the Carnival Experience in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022 and Beyond

This webinar seeks to provide formal information on Trinidad’s Carnival Brand and its continued evolution locally, regionally and globally. The COVID-19 Pandemic has upset equilibria associated with the Trinidad Carnival Brand and novel insights based on sober judgement are deemed essential to resuscitate, kick-start, and sustain the full range of festivities especially in the Mecca of the Festival. Trinidad Carnival has to prevail given its contribution to sustained livelihoods for individuals and families, its historico-cultural significance, and its capacity to facilitate greater equity in the distribution of household wealth and increase opportunities to reverse the economic ills associated with the onset of COVID-19.

 Notwithstanding the primacy associated with productivity, income generation, and revenue streams associated, in the interest of being more universalistic, sober assessments are needed and such assessments ought to be best served coming from commentators in academic and scientific communities and bringing insights that mix and combine with those emerging from other public commentators and providing a broader vision for critical decision-makers with administrative clout over the efforts to resuscitate, kick-start, sustain, and direct the Trinidad Brand Carnival as a local, regional, and global product in 2022 and beyond. This session provides the opportunity for discussions and food for thought in the face of advancing economic fortunes in the presence of epidemiological risks.

Date: Friday 18th February 2022

Time: 10:00 am 

Platform: Zoom

Topic & presenters are as follows:

The COVID Pandemic, Economics and Participation in the TT Carnival Experience  

Dr. Jo-Anne Tull 

Lecturer - Carnival Studies

Department of Creative & Festival Arts   

The UWI, St. Augustine 

The Onset of the COVID Pandemic and Staging Carnival Events - A State Sector Perspective on Impact and Future Prospects 

Dr. Keith Nurse 


Sir Arthur Lewis Community College 

St. Lucia 

The Onset of the COVID Pandemic and Staging Carnival Events - A Private Sector Perspective on Impact and Future Prospects  

Mr. Derrick Lewis 

Managing Director 


When should it be sufficiently safe to host Carnival Events?  Epidemiology and the Future of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago  

Dr. Franka des Vignes 

Advisor in Epidemiology 

PAHO/WHO – Trinidad and Tobago 

Calypso, Ex Tempo and the Oral Tradition in TT Carnivals - Prospects for the Future 

Dr. Kela Francis 

Assistant Professor

The Academy for Arts Culture and PA  

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)  

The COVID Pandemic. Internationalization of TT Carnival Brand and Prospective Implications for Trinidad and Tobago  

Dr. Keron Niles - Lecturer 

Institute of International Relations 

The UWI, St. Augustine  


Interested persons can register using the following link, https://bit.ly/SALISESmanagingcarnival

For more information, email Cathy-Ann.Modeste@sta.uwi.edu or visit https://sta.uwi.edu/salises/


Open to: | General Public |