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Trinbagonian Mas and Mask Maker, Rawle Permanand Talks Possible Local Carnival, Covid Lessons and More.

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Mas has always been big business and mas designer Rawle Permanand, understands not just the beauty of carnival, but the economics. He’s awaiting word on the next move amid continued restrictions in Trinidad and Tobago and the the maintenance of ‘locked down’ borders. He however told Ebuzztt that there’s been some talk of a local something.

Rawle has embarked on a new enterprise, in this Covid-19 season, making masks that epitomise the beauty and aesthetic of the Caribbean and the Carnival industry. They’re being distributed overseas, even. His social media pages are awash with comments affirming the quality and beauty of his mask designs. There’s no doubt that he’s channelled his energy and passion into something that’s worthwhile, especially at present.

In our chat, Rawle told us that this pandemic has made him more aware of time, and the possibilities that we rarely think about.

Rawle says he understands oh too well, the significance of saving. In fact, he told us that he’s never been much of a big spender. According to the mas maker, he knows how to spend and when to spend. He values traveling and explained that this is how most of his money is spent anyway.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which ultimately led to his mask making business, also reminded Rawle of life lessons learnt from an early age.

With the unpredictability of the carnival industry’s movement in the season ahead, Rawle told EBUZZTT that he’s up for anything, but with talk of a possible ‘total local’ mas showcase of some sort, he’s a little apprehensive.

The success of Rawle’s mask business, has been described as “very successful.” He however explained to Ebuzztt.com that he’s maintained affordable pricing to accommodate everyone, telling us that his goal was not to make money. “I need to be practical and realistic,” he told us. Permanand said he wanted to maintain a presence and keep his brand relevant.

Rawle’s masks start at $50TTD and are insulated with a built in filter. “The materials used are durable, high quality materials and the masks are geared to the “trendy, enthusiast,” he said.

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Trinidad and Tobago Furious over Launch of Michael B Jordan’s ‘J’ouvert Rum.’

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He may be a well loved actor by Caribbean people around the world but today, Trinidad and Tobago’s people are kicking up against the launch of a rum by ‘Creed’ and ‘Black Panther’ actor, Michael B Jordan. He has coined the new liquor, ‘J’ouvert Rum!’

No… Trinbagonians are not happy at all.

Overnight, as the actor and his team launched the rum, voices began to erupt in utter shock and disgust for what some referred to as the blatant ‘theft’ of a Trinbagonian term that, while not trademarked, is well known worldwide as a creative piece of terminology for the Carnival festival’s pre-dawn, dirty Mas tradition.

Distinguishably packaged to include a small bottle of Trinidad and Tobago’s Angostura bitters, the launch night token for guests, which was set in a wooden box, held in its engraving, the true essence of the new Rum’s origin. “Derived from the Antillean Creole French term meaning Daybreak, J’ouvert originated in the pre-dawn streets of Trinidad as celebrations of Emancipation combined with Carnival season to serve as the festival’s informal commencement. Crafted on those same islands, J’ouvert Rum is a tribute to the party start,” it reads.

Frantically, some took to social media calling on Trinidad and Tobago’s government to intervene. Radio personality, Abeo Jackson emotionally wrote, “Trinis we eh fed up of ppl seeing the value of we ting more than we? So much so that many attempts at theft/columbusing/appropriation/neocolonial capitalism happens continuously under our noses. How we protecting and gate keeping? Sometimes we need to effect same for our “own” who would sell “us” upriver for a buck.”

The popular US actor was surrounded by friends and international influencers on Saturday night as he launched the J’ouvert rum, all of whom celebrated his entrepreneurial move.

Beauty and lifestyle “guru,” Khat Brim wrote, “There was no better way to celebrate #Juneteenth than with friends and fam witnessing the launch of a new black owned business✊🏿💯 I’m so proud of my brah brah @michaelbjordan as he continues to raise the bar high! I know for sure he’s making our ancestors proud with every great achievement🙌🏾 Therefore, I salute him & his entire team on the release of @jouvertrum 🥃🚀 #letsgo #blackboyjoy.”

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Superstar Producer Reveals Long Term Impact of COVID-19 Infection on His Health.

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While the Caribbean continues to feel the effects of COVID-19, many islands maintaining public restrictions, a popular Jamaican producer has expressed his personal experience having contracted the virus in October 2020.

A major force in the dancehall industry, Tarik Johnston, who’s best known as Rvssian, told fans on Twitter that he hasn’t gotten back his sense of smell since contracting COVID-19 back in October.

He is quite possibly one of the first Caribbean music influencers to openly state that the virus has affected his health. “Covid caused me to taste a rust taste when I have a Coca-Cola and a lot of food and drinks,” he tweeted. Prior to that, he said, “I had Covid in October 2020. I still havent got my smell back. 0%.”

Rvussian is popularly known for his production of Jamaican dancehall artist,  Vybz Kartel‘s single “Life Sweet” back in 2010. In September 2020, his name was credited for the production of one of the year’s most enjoyed reggae singles, “Lighter” by Tarrus Riley featuring Shenseea.

Responding to his tweets, fans offered advice, many suggesting home remedies which include the use of Apple Cider Vinegar. Many were happy that he used his platform to openly share his experience, triggering an open conversation on a topic that has been met with tremendous global skepticism and conspiracy theories.

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