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.”