Earlson Matthew appointed acting Chief Cultural Officer

Earlson Matthew, acting Chief Cultural Officer

Dominica now has a new acting Chief Cultural Officer.

Earlson Matthew replaces Raymond Lawrence who has worked in that division for over 30 years.

Matthew, who spoke to the media during an interview this week, said he is “truly excited” about his new position as Acting Chief Cultural Officer.

“I believe that I have a lot to offer and I have also learnt a lot from the people I have worked with in the past, people like Raymond Lawrence, Jacinta David, Gregory Rabess, Ras Mo [Moses],” he said.

According to Matthew, the vision doesn’t really change.

“The goal is still to preserve, promote and develop culture,” he stated. “We might have different methods of doing that; it’s a different staff, a different generation.”

He continued, “There is always room for improvement, so what we plan to do is make the events a little more appealing to the younger generation and to everybody…”

Matthew stated that culture is not for the cultural division; it’s not for the senior generation only, “it’s for everybody.”

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 17, 2021

    Congratulations!
    These are big shoes to fill, but I believe you are up to the task.

  2. Tt
    July 17, 2021

    Good job bro. Nice to see one of my classmates doing positive

  3. A. George
    July 16, 2021

    Congrats Earlson… all the best!!!!

  4. Cultural enthusiast
    July 16, 2021

    Congratulations Sir. At least the general public could be informed of his academic credentials wi!!! In this day and age!!! In 2021 people need to know how qualified these big wigs are or are not!!!

  5. The Truth Be Told
    July 15, 2021

    Congratulations! Earlson Matthew! Well deserved young man. New horizons! New ideas but put God first and think hard before you implement new ideas. Always check the pros and cons.

  6. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    July 15, 2021

    Some years ago we gave a piano to the cultural division and put up the wall fans in the meeting room

  7. To get up there
    July 15, 2021

    How many really know what these hands gesture mean? Some kinda “Brotherhood” something? Hmmm

    • i never c
      July 18, 2021

      Thats a grown man not realizing that he has a public-facing role and that he needs to clean up his act. He not on the block !

  8. Family
    July 15, 2021

    Embrace the future but don’t neglect he past. Congratulations and good luck.

  9. Waiting for Airport
    July 15, 2021

    Congratulations, great to see someone like you in that position.

  10. Frank N Stein
    July 15, 2021

    DNO can you furnish us with his qualification and experiences please and thanks.

  11. Rosemary
    July 15, 2021

    1000 congratulations to you sir. Would love to hear more of your plans to get the youths involved in the culture

  12. My name
    July 15, 2021

    Congrats! And I do hope you follow the examples you got. Do not let Politics spoil this Cultural Division. Culture is the whole of Dominica and many many persons you have to deal with treat all equally.
    I want to say Hats off to Mr. Lawrence. He has done a tremendous job. God bless him

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