Ag Festivals & Events Manager with the Dominica Festivals Commission says Carnival 2019 is going to be one like no other
Ag Festivals & events Manager with the Dominica Festivals Commission Marva Williams says Carnival Monday and Tuesday is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
She listed the packed weekend of activities.
Williams says the Dominica Police Force will on Friday morning make an official address to the public regarding the carnival route and other important details.
Menatime, Marva made the announcement that the Government of Dominica has increased its contribution to the National Budget for Carnival 2019.
She said the budget this year is $720,000.
“I must say that we have to extend thanks to the government of Dominica as it relates to the Carnival budget. I have been with DFC for about 13 years I believe and I think once upon a time the Carnival budget was probably $300,000 and right now the budget is near $1 million.”
Williams stated that the DFC would love to receive more money for carnival, “of course our request for more money would have to be justified, but I think it is needed.”
She went on to say that the government did recognize the need to, at least in the first instance, increase the budget for carnival and, “we are hoping that further consideration can be given.”
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