Digicel Dominica contributes $251,000 towards staging of WCMF this year

CEO of Digicel Dominica, Victor Kovacs presenting cheque to DDA official

Telecommunications company Digicel-Dominica has contributed $251,000 towards the staging of the 23rd edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) scheduled for October 27-29, 2023.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digicel Dominica, Victor Kovacs, made the presentation during a WCMF press conference held at the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) office in Roseau on Wednesday.

“This year’s contribution is substantial and we were very pleased that our marketing team [has] sharpened their pencils and put together something that we believe will be impactful,” he said.

According to Kovacs, the company will be hosting its business and government customers in its VIP box there.

 “Expect a fantastic turnout for that, and during the course of the month we will be working alongside yourselves with promoting not only the event but also providing Digicel services to our customer base,” he stated. “We are so proud to present our support for the community and the country of Dominica.”

Meanwhile, Marketing Assistance of Digicel Dominica, Sabrina Royer, said over the past 12 years Digicel has invested over $8 million towards the WCMF.

“Today, Digicel further aligns with its commitment to go beyond advanced technologies and continues to support Dominica’s unique culture and heritage through celebration of independence and the World Creole Music Festival,” she stated. “We have committed to this event for over 12 years and that is an investment of over 8 million dollars and more. Across these years, we have witnessed the World Creole Music take infant steps seeing its growth and today we witness the maturity level as attendees continue to grow.”

Royer stated also that last year the event saw over 30,000 attendees across three nights, “and we know that this will continue to evolve this year and [in] years to come.”

She revealed that soon, Digicel will launch an independent campaign that solidifies the company’s love for Dominica’s culture.

“Our aim is to give back and to give more to Dominica,” she noted.

Sabrina Royer

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  1. Ibo France
    September 30, 2023

    This very generous donation by Digicel for a festival that has long lost its true cultural identity is definitely influence buying.

    September 29, 2023

    so allu have 250 large to donate to wcmf but u all have how many contractors on island that working for u gys running lines and up to now u guys cannot pay them

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  3. Ibo France
    September 29, 2023

    Digicel has the right to make donations where they see fit. But in these times of tremendous, incredible suffering by the ever swelling poverty stricken population, wouldn’t have it been better to assist some of the poorest families among us?

    Only the Upper Class of society (Melissa et alia) can afford to frequent functions of this nature. Roosevelt has completely eviscerated the once booming Middle Class so only the Upper Class and the dirt poor exist today.

    Most Dominicans don’t have any disposable income for high profile entertainment. Politics and elections have serious consequences on every aspect of a citizen’s life.

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  4. Really
    September 29, 2023

    So where is Marva in all this? Asking for a friend.

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