From as early as last Monday the annual trek to Tobago by Trinidadians had begun and the tempo of the traffic by airplane and boats was expected to increase. Most guest houses and car rentals services reported strong bookings and by Saturday the islands was expected to be bubbling on all fronts.
The Tobago House of Assembly responded to demands of the organisers of the Buccoo Point goat race event by pumping nearly $20,000 into a special race for goats on Easter Tuesday. The THA had earlier decided to grant a similar amount to the Mt Pleasant goat race organisers to put on a special derby event at the Mt Pleasant grounds on Easter Monday.
Interest among the goat race owners both at Mt Pleasant and Buccoo has increased with the 'big money' now on offer. Meanwhile Radio Tambrin's 'Respect The DJ (Crank It Up)' has been building momentum and on Glorious Saturday night, Garden Side car park will be the place where disc jockeys from across the Caribbean will splash down with their big selections.
Every beach on the island is expected to be filled to capacity as visitors and residents strive to soak in as much of the healthy salt waters as possible. Store Bay, Pigeon Point, Mt Irvine and Grafton at Black Rock will be among the more popular beaches on the weekend. However, there are the more secluded beaches which will cater for the more romantically inclined.
The two Moonlight Fiestas at the expanded Lambeau/Petit Trou beach front is expected to attract a crowd. Meanwhile, the ever popular Shade night club was set to blast off their weekend action from last Thursday night. The Shade will certainly see an increase in patronage on Friday and Saturday nights.
The scene has been set for those who want to dance the night away on Glorious Saturday night at the popular Mid Point Bar (formerly Green Light). At the same time a top quality calypso show is on offer featuring Mr. Entertainment in the person of All Rounder and his daughters Lady Wonder and Shirlaine as well as 1996 Road March monarch Marvin Lewis.
The Christian community could be well catered for on this most significant event for the community with the annual Song Fest at the Milford Road Esplanade from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. Three nights of high class gospel music is sure to satisfy the spiritual desires of the multitudes that will converge on the Esplanade.