Triple Kay Manager, Emile Depooter guarantees that the Triple Kay live band will be performing at the Carnival Opening parade on Saturday, January 16, 2016. He says the band heard fans call for live music, and decided to perform pro bono, because a carnival opening without a live band is a mistake. Depooter stated that Carnival is about the people having a good time, so the Triple Kay Band is set to make the cripple walk, at this Carnival 2016 Opening parade.
Depooter says he is not surprised that the Carnival Queen contestants have not been sponsored even at this late hour. He said as a former member of DFC, he can certainty say, that sponsoring a queen is “no value for money”.
Depooter believes the problem lies with the DFC controlling the funds from sponsors, whereas in years past the Sponsor was in charge of spending their money themselves. He explained that should the DFC return to allowing sponsors to have control of the queen whom they are sponsoring, more businesses might see value for money, and step up to sponsor the contestants, rather than blindly handing over $15,000.
Depooter also calls for DFC to return to the drawing board, to determine how to give sponsors value for money, and get a head start on planning for next year’s Carnival Queen show. He appeals to DFC to ensure that sponsors are aware of the benefits of sponsoring a queen contestant. He explained corporations are not the only business entities that can sponsor a contestant. Small businesses can also assist, do so as long as there is value for money.
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