BPTT Renegades and Pan Elders beat their way to the top of the field on Saturday night to walk away as the 2018 Panorama Champs.
For Pan Elders they regain their title in the medium band category having won in 2017 and for BPTT Renegades this is the first win for the large band from Charlotte Street in 21 years.
It was a double crown for Arranger Duvone Stewart who dedicated the BPTT Renegades win to former Ace steelband arranger Jit Samaroo.
Cherrylene Lewis reports.
On Sunday, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon, Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and Chief of Defence Staff Hayden Pritchard were part of a press conference addressing a planned threat to disrupt Carnival. It was revealed that an eighth person was detained in connection to the threat and the National Security Minister says he is confident that the work done by the protective services has quelled the possibility of the threat to Carnival.
Five people were arrested by officers of the DUI Task Force for failing breathalyser tests during road check exercises conducted in the Central Division between 4pm on Friday and 3am on Saturday.
Three more people have been held in relation to the threat to Carnival.
This was confirmed by Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams in a media conference at the Police Administration Building just over an hour ago.
The communities of East Port of Spain came together on Carnival Friday in a rare show of love and unity as children of the area enjoyed an afternoon of paint, powder and Soca music.
The event put on by a few concerned residents in the community, under the theme "Live Love Laugh", is aimed at tearing down the borders and boundaries that exist in the communities in East Port of Spain.
Aaron 'Voice' St Louis secured his third consecutive Soca Monarch win following the competition on Fantastic Friday.
Once again the competition failed to pull a massive crowd but the defending champion would still put on enough of a show to take home the title.
Peter Christopher has more.
Today it was all about the children. They had full access to the streets in Port of Spain and the Savannah stage for the Republic Bank Annual Junior Kiddies Parade.
The young revellers didn't let the sun and rain keep them from getting to the big stage to show off the creations designed by their band leaders.
Reporter Mahalia Joseph-Wharton gives us a look at Saturday's Junior Parade of the Bands.
An off-duty Police Officer shot and killed a teenager who attempted to rob him in Arima on Friday night.
The reigning Band of Year bandleader, Ronnie McIntosh, has a bit of a conundrum concerning the song to which his band will cross the stage in their attempt to seal their 4th successive title.