Do­minica World Cre­ole Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Can­celled!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

There will be no Do­minica World Cre­ole Mu­sic Fes­ti­val this year. The an­nounce­ment came last Fri­day from Min­is­ter of Tourism in Do­minica Robert Tonge who made the “dif­fi­cult” de­ci­sion as the is­land strug­gles with re­build­ing and re­lief ef­forts in the af­ter­math of Trop­i­cal Storm Erika which caused ma­jor dam­age to sev­eral parts of the is­land. Many lives were also lost and sev­eral per­sons are re­ported to be still miss­ing.

In mak­ing the an­nounce­ment Tonge pointed out that a re­lief con­cert, to be held on all three nights when the fes­ti­val was sched­uled to be held, is now be­ing or­ga­nized.

A meet­ing with the pri­vate sec­tor and other stake­hold­ers was held be­fore the fi­nal de­ci­sion on can­celling the event was made.

The 2015 edi­tion of the WCMF was sched­uled to take place from Oc­to­ber 30 to Novem­ber 1. De­tails on the planned re­lief con­cert are ex­pected to be re­leased soon.

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