In 1881, British colonial authorities in Trinidad attempted to suppress the Canboulay, a predawn ritual with drumming, horns, dancing and torchlit parades commemorating the end of the sugarcane harvest. When police showed up to stop the procession, revelers fought back and won the right to parade. The so-called …
The 20-year-old suspect in the J'Ouvert morning shooting death of Tiarah Poyau was indicted Monday on charges of second-degree murder, the New York Post reports.
A St. John's University student who was killed during J'Ouvert festivities in Brooklyn, N.Y., had reportedly told a man to stop grinding against her, police said Tuesday, according to the New York Post.
Tyreke Borel, 17, and Tiarah Poyau, 22, were shot and killed in the New York City borough of Brooklyn early Monday at the J'Ouvert parade, according to the New York Daily News.