Massive price reduction on WCMF Friday tickets

There has been a massive reduction in the price of tickets for the first night of the 16th edition of the World Creole Music Festival.

Tickets which were being sold for $120 can now be purchased for $50.

That’s because the Government of Dominica has decided to declare the first night of the event “Dominica Night.”

“The government of Dominica has taken a decision to declare Friday night at the World Music Creole Festival as Dominica Night,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Tuesday.  “And we’ve decided further to reduce the price of World Creole Music Festival tickets from the usual $120 to $50 for Friday night.” he said.

The prime minister pointed out that the decision was taken in recognition of the fact that Dominicans have been supporting the festival for the past 16 years. “We wanted there to be a greater participation of a wider section of the Dominican community, and of course our patrons from overseas, on this night and therefore we took the decision to reduce the price….” he noted.

He said more information will be provided by the Dominica Festivals Committee later on Tuesday.

The 16th edition of the WCMF, being held this weekend, will pay homage to local musical icon Jeff Jo.

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129 Comments

  1. Reflection
    October 24, 2012

    I wonder how effective this promotion will be? Hope it brings at least short-term results than nothing at all…promotions can be so useless if not carefully thought through.

  2. Queen
    October 24, 2012

    so all you not seeing they made Dominicans broke so he had no choice but to initiate that

  3. Princess
    October 24, 2012

    I’m sure they had very little tickets sold for Friday night in comparison to the other nights…because the line up for Friday sucks…so it’s not really doing us a favour it’s an attempt to get tickets sold for friday…SIMPLE…and ain’t nothing wrong with that…but I’m just telling it like it is!

  4. I'mWondering
    October 24, 2012

    You guys are a bunch of ……..(please fill in the blanks!!!)

    Dominicans are a different sort all on their own. Only in Dominica, for example, I see all puss and dog have more than 1 cell phone and the puss and dog are not business people. Yet, they cry malaway, poverty and all other nonsense.

    A rich man is a man who lives within his means and knows the differences between NEEDS and WANTS.

    Dominicans nowadays only know what it means to WANT, not to need or to have or to work.

  5. Cousin
    October 24, 2012

    Let common sense prevail. It’s better to lose 70 rather than geT NOTHING. Th revenue will be greater with the 50 hence there won’t be a great lost or any lost at that. The PM smart…….. He save the WCMF

    • Malgraysa
      October 24, 2012

      With people not knowing the difference between “loss” and “lost” no surprise our economy is in a mess.

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      All i can say is….:-D…. Skeeerrrittttt !!!!! Work for me !!! WOoooooyyy moi febb hahaha Dominicans awa wi smh

    • Bean stalk jack
      October 24, 2012

      Why wasn’t the friday ticket marked for 50$ from the start. They knew that Friday night was a Dominica since the planning. So why come up with that 3 days before. That is pure ramgoat and rose diplomacy. Utterrubbish……one word.

  6. da
    October 24, 2012

    THEY FINALLY REALIZE THE PRICE WAS TOO HIGH..WICKED

  7. dr a
    October 24, 2012

    i love my P.M labour power,only he cares of us so thats why he will reduce the price knowing we dont have money .THANK you P.M

  8. yinyang
    October 24, 2012

    more theatrics to come, cause those actors have bankrupt of ideas

  9. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012

    Someone said the poor economy has come to bite them in the butt? Are you serious? For these guys to feel bitten in the butt, that would mean they care. I can assure you they dont only in as much of winning the next election so they can continue to pillage and plunder. But here is the thing, once there is nothing left to pillage and plunder? when the money runs out? these guys will just walk away with their amassed stolen wealth and never look back. They will leave Dominicans bankrupt with no credit left to pay the bills and with no skills to even to start to work to pay it off.

    Bite them in the butt? yeah right! But the fact that they still trying a ting like with this $50, means there is still money and projects in the pipeline from which to pillage and plunder. So there is still time for Dominicans to wake up and boot their backsides OUT so we can then start the long hard walk back to salvation!

  10. tc
    October 24, 2012

    With the global economy as it is (bad) Dominica is not immune, there’s a lot of activities going on at the same time (citp, wcf, and our usual independence activities) so people are trying to stay focus and balance. Sometime it seems like we are competing with ourselves, within the ten years of citp it has grown to a force to be reckoned and people are beginning to realize this is more like our culture, more like our heritage. Over the years we saw the shift in the type of bands and music played at the “WCF” as a young nation trying to find her place in the global market , let us identify who we are and promote what we have. To often we try to climb and highlite music that’s already established , let’s redirect our attention on nation building and yes the money will eventually come. Happy independence Dominica.

  11. IluvmyPm
    October 24, 2012

    This is not Fair. Skerrit I want my Refund

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2012

      You’re right it’s not fair at all! Stupidest business move ever but smart politics!

  12. Morihei Ueshiba
    October 24, 2012

    So long WCMF making lossses, Skerrit just want to bury it.

    • trend
      October 24, 2012

      Trust me is not skerrit that killing it.its the festival commission. they driving away the french market with all the English bands they have playing at the World CREOLE Music Festival.

  13. outsider
    October 24, 2012

    the lost they would have made with 120.00 it is being recovered by 5o.00, so they expect more ppl to turned out on that nite… they should keep it that way every year to come from now… make it a dominica nite so that dominicians can go to enjoy theirselves. thats a good move

  14. Doc. Love
    October 24, 2012

    Once again we see Skerrit being afraid of the press. If Skerrit decided to lower the price,why didn’t he call a press conference with members of the festival commitee.The man is so afraid of the press that every major story must come through the animal show or his voice on the national station.Every politician loves being on radio or tv.The price of air play is so high ,therefore, whenever the opportunity arises for free radio or tv coverage you just cannot stop a politician.In the US right now,can you imagine Obama refusing to have a debate or refusing a press conference.Jump high or jump low,at some time Skerrit must have an oganised debate or official press conference when all questions relating to the alledged corruption, the villas,the passport schemes,the national debt,reasons for so many ministers of Government and advisors and the honest reasons behind the drop of price for the creole festival will be answered.

  15. Just Saying
    October 24, 2012

    Will the PM put up/pay the difference to WCMF? That would be the right thing to do.

  16. T mama
    October 24, 2012

    It will be an ease for many people…it should always be so….Dominicans are the main patrons…

  17. poor
    October 24, 2012

    i rather buy 5 tin of corn beef

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      well buy corn beef nuh, and get mad cow disease sot!!

  18. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012

    Brilliant spin! I must give the PM props for spinning the unsold ticket inventory. Dominica night indeed! LOL he real good oui and if he called elections next week, Dominicans so sot they will vote for him because he let them sewo.

    I feel so sorry for the patrons who paid the full price!

    Anyway I may well go now but I will never vote for him!

    Thanks Papa Skerrit!!!

  19. Marcus Hill
    October 24, 2012

    All those people that already buy all you ticket for EC$120 should take it to Skerrit to get back your EC$70 that you paid too much.

    So Friday night is diluted.What a way to dilute a brand. With that kind of marketing I doh see the Fest going far.

  20. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012

    Those of us who already purchased our ticket, when and where should we collect our refund. The Government-declared price is $50.00

  21. Annonymus
    October 24, 2012

    This is so rediculous, what didn’t Nathalie make the announcement, why it’s the Prime Minister making that kind of announcement. What about us who purchased our ticket already? Are we allowed to bring 2 other persons on one the ticket? Nathalie needs to say something to us. If the Festival Commission is now runned by Roosevelt Skerrit then she needs to pack up. Is that how Skerrit wants to rule Dominica “By decree” he just comes on the radio and puts orders. This is the sign that it may well be the last World Creole Music Festival. You see what LIME is doing? They don’t even realise that they are killing the WCMF. Why couldn’t they team up with the festivals commission and do one thing day and night and let people purchase their tickets at reasonal prices; instead of out-doing the other. The economy in Dominica is terrible, we have a small population and Skerrit knows that yet he gives the blind bats in Dominica the impression that his government is doing so much and so well. People need to ask questions, because the State has to meet the expenses no matter what. The bands must be paid. Then Civil Servants will be told they need to cut down on this and that and find creative ways to run their offices; and big cheques will be going to world creole music festival and Independence cannot get money, we the drivers who transport groups all over the place cannot get our money; the groups are complaining they not getting sufficient money for the prizes, they cannot buy their uniform with the prize money. Dominicans have not stop and see what is happening to us in Dominica? Why were we able to buy our tickets all through the 15years and this year we cannot. Look at the line up over the years compared to now. It’s just a pack of rubbish. It’s no longer a World Creole Music Festival, its just the Festival Commission choice of music and not what Dominicans want. And first of all a Dominican would have been the best person at the helm of this organisation, one who understands our culture and the kind of music we like.
    Things are getting from bad to worse and it seems Mr. skerrit just butts in when he wants and likes, its like we Dominicans have no say in our matters anymore. DICTATORSHIP!!!!!

  22. look
    October 24, 2012

    Some Dominicans are too ungrateful. The Pm reduced the cost for everyone to have a good time. Saying Dominica is brokes, wow! Am a social worker, I visit homes and have seen conditions of how ppl live.I feel sorry for them but u no what, the same ppl who are in these poor conditions are those buying season tickets, clothes for each nite and shoes and hairdo with nails to complement their attire. When you go to the park check out the number of ppl buying phones, then u say Dominica brokes. Lets not cry die before we die. Am not saying we are not feeling the squeeze, but it all over the world. Look at Barbados just yesterday i read that 16,000 private sector jobs were lost in the last five years. Can somebody tell me how much we have lost over this same five year. Please Dominican lets appreciate what we have. we all these recession goin on you still see many project goin on in this country. We are not as bad as we protray to be. Let us all just give thanks and praises.

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2012

      I quite agree…we not brokes at all; we just malicious and like to cry wolf. Is Creole Fest and Carnival we does see how really broke we are.

  23. In US. Soon come.
    October 24, 2012

    dissident.
    You people are not stupld but sound very much so.
    You all make it very shameful to read certain comments. Just think outside the box at all times.
    (ALAS BONDIE.SOUVE NOUS)

  24. We Know
    October 24, 2012

    The agents of chaos and confusion are out in full force. Nothing this administration does will please you all. We know-yes we know.

  25. In US. Soon come.
    October 24, 2012

    You people must stop putting politics first in everything and for once when people seem to do things from the heart please welcome it, be happy and know when to say thanks.
    The PM is a human being and he is from Dominica even after he leaves office. If he chooses to make such an impact during an important event like this, please say thanks.
    Also dominica is not poor. It is a country where anyone can use what they have to get what they want.
    As a matter of fact, while some dominicans are crying poor in an attempt to make the government look bad, they are driving very decent cars, live in decent homes and always dress for success.
    How did it came about? Everyone must identify means/a way of life for themselves to achieve their own success.
    To the people who want to comment on government affairs, please do so fairly and intelligently and try to make some sense. AMEN.

    • jagua
      October 24, 2012

      You sound like a one sided muzzler.

  26. Marigot Passy
    October 24, 2012

    we Dominicans are too ungrateful.Skero is trying his best with us and no appreciation i would just leave you all alone in whatever you all are in.

  27. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012

    there we go again ….. more losses for the festivals commission. the pm now deciding the price of tickets? wow. well i want 50 for all three nights!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      AWA WI SMH. In Life You can never please everybody…Dominicans worse!!!! ( and its not likle they can do anything about it anyway so what is the point)

  28. Man of Action
    October 24, 2012

    Bring down the VAT same wayy… Over 7 years of VAT

  29. Rastar-Marn
    October 24, 2012

    Garçon doh lie nuh,,,

    I sure is enough tickets dat they didn’t sell why they reducing the ticket Price,,,

    If you really declare it a Dominica Night well just make it a free night nuh,,,

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      Allu too like things for free !!!! that is allu problem !! In Dominica!!! Regardless if it’s Dominica night, I see 50$ as a contribution fo better things to come, too much negative and again ALLU CANNOT DO NOTHIN ABOUT IT !!!

  30. Lang Dough
    October 24, 2012

    By bringing in Vegas and others for $10, lime (Creole in the park)has forced the hands of the WCMF. The PM was approached and he decided to make some political mileage at the expense of the treasury and the exploited tax payers

  31. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012

    Awa nah. How can they please the ppl of this country. It may not be much but let us be thankful for the little we receive. At least some ppl can afford to go its better than nothing.

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      You understand

  32. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012

    That reminds me of the lady who kept her best for strangers. Why not Saturday night which is the better night for Dominican night. Well we keep getting the scraps as usual.

  33. Cerberus
    October 23, 2012

    PANEM ET CIRCENSES*

    Mrs. Skerrit is making the best of a bad job. This gesture would not have been possible if the DFC were not left with a pile of unsold tickets. Besides, the sight of empty seats in the stadium would not portray a positive image. So Mr. Skerrit has decided to minimise the the damage and make some political capital at the same time.
    This a smart move, a populist move and few of the beneficiaries will care less that the inevitable conclusion must be that, once again, the DFC will be faced with a heavy deficit for staging this event, that will have to be paid by the poor tax payer.
    Besides, how about those that already paid the full price for their tickets? Can they now expect a refund?

    * “Bread & games”, to describe the Roman strategy of providing cheap, popular entertainment in order to obtain/secure political power.

  34. an observer
    October 23, 2012

    domniche, pa febe. no matter what the pm do, to some is nothing. Who say some of us cannot afford the fifty dollars? a blackberry, samsung gallaxy, the ipad and the other high tec phones is more expensive and some have more that one. if you don’t have fifty dollars or the $120 stay at your home. the show will be in my ears and i will be saving the fifty or the 120 for my daughters education. The economy is hard all around the world and dominica is part of that. and those socall dominicans that crying,that dominica is poor, we know that since columbus discovered dominica, so while you are developing another man country and sucking nice salt in the cold working more than one job to make ends meet, may be you can come back home and make it rich. poor, no poor i love my country.

  35. linky
    October 23, 2012

    pm if i was in your placfe i would make this promotionh only for the wemens.and live all them mal nom outside laboooor.

  36. dominica to the born
    October 23, 2012

    some of us to ungratefull…most of allu saying about where allu going to get 50ec to go WCMF but is allu self that going by hair dresser and do allu nails !! allu to danm hypocrits…travel a bit and see how other country be! the goverment doing what they can to build up the country but in that country isn’t goverment alone it have!!! US, THE PEOPLE that have to work and build up our country…STOP BEING IGNORANT…

  37. son of the saint
    October 23, 2012

    in the land of the blind always remember that the one eye man will always be king.We have turned skerrit into a king becuz we are all blind….he have one eye so he is king

  38. /////////..
    October 23, 2012

    Dominicans too like freeness, he make it Dominican night $50.00 and they still complaining. They going and see all African Artist for so much money and they not complaining. Hon. Prime Minister put it $0.50c , they will still compalin. Wicked set off people.

  39. him
    October 23, 2012

    Why is Skerrit the one making this announcement? Is the festival commission dissolved?
    Remember you all were told that Dominica is one of the poorest country in the Caribbean. Even the $50.00 is beyond most Dominicans.

  40. fooled againanagain
    October 23, 2012

    Where is the Statement of Accounts for WCMF 2011? Did Skerritt as Minister of Finance see any statement? Were Dominicans told? How much did DFC receive and how much did DFC spend for WCMF 2011? The public need to know since Govt. gives a substantial sum of tax-payers money every year to DFC.

    Skerritt again trying hard to get sympathy from the Dominican people for all the debas, corruption, illegal acts, increase in crime and unemployment. How could Govt. not ensure that the public is informed of the finances received and spen by DFC? The people’s money is involved.

    Spontaneous sympathy-catching decision. That’s all. Nothing more, nothing less. The Dominican economy has been brought to its knees by that incompetent DLP Govt. The standard of living of the majority of Dominicans have plummetted. Dominicans want the financial statement of how money has been spent and how much has been received for 2011 and 2012. It cannot be good business and must be seen as a desrespect to all Dominicans not to be informed of how their money is spent. Skerritt could fool some of the people some of the time, but could not fool all of the people all of the time.

  41. dom
    October 23, 2012

    malayway doh have no business spending 50.00 for ticket when they cant put food on table.

  42. ?
    October 23, 2012

    The ordinary man is barely making ends meet. Reality hitting home!

  43. JIM
    October 23, 2012

    Things art MORE THAN HARD… People were finding it difficult to purchase those tickets?

  44. back
    October 23, 2012

    this is nosence why dont he go and fix the all the schools that dose not have windows

  45. hopefull
    October 23, 2012

    i wasnt able to go but i goin dat night we ki sa $50 i in dat boi thank u Mr PM

  46. DA Child
    October 23, 2012

    So said the PM. We love our PM!

  47. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012

    We love the PM woy!

  48. Malgraysa
    October 23, 2012

    – That massive discount would not have been possible if there were not so many tickets left unsold!

    – How do the people feel, who paid full price? Cheated?

    • Jespen
      October 23, 2012

      Nothing pleases these ninies.

      • Malgraysa
        October 24, 2012

        Jespen, you mean “ninnies” perhaps (“foolish & weak persons” as per the Oxford dictionary). If you mean that I was weak and foolish to pay the full price instead of waiting for the P.M’s generosity, you are right I do feel a proper idiot and taken for a ride.

    • ......
      October 23, 2012

      That is something else. Those who bought their tickets for 120$ should be asked to collect a refund.
      They should have a Saturday pm special show for 25 bucks. I bet you that would pull at least 20,000 people.

  49. dissident
    October 23, 2012

    It is no secret that we Dominicans are cash strapped in a stifling economy of almost no jobs. Friday’ line up is weak. I am still not interested. DFC is quite aware of the low ticket sales and so do we.

    What is the significance of Dominica Night. Is that an official ting? Is it a sewo ting or is it on same level with Independence Day or Market Day or Community day of service. I mean de announcement was made by de PM.

    So where is the voice of the DFC in all dat. Where is Nathalie Clarke or Sobers Esprit or even Wadix. De PM take infront and all u their in de back hiding. Why u have de PM making de announcement like is a State affair. De mooment dis woman come in DFC I could smell incompetence. Dey know people dat know people.

    Come out of hiding and speak before dis year becomes the worst year for de Creole Festival.

    I waiting to hear how much loss u make this year.

    • ......
      October 23, 2012

      Yes, that woman will kill creole festival. It is going into a deep crisis. It will only take persons like Matt, Sheridon, and Lenny to bring it to recovery. We need talented and people with foresight.
      Strangers are now coming for creole in the park.

      • k
        October 24, 2012

        Matt? mais sa moi ka tan la nuh? lol

  50. Grotesque
    October 23, 2012

    Sounds good but I want to know how will the festival recover the $70.00 lost on each ticket sold? seems like a bounce-back to low ticket sales… I’m just asking because every year we hear the recurring news of ‘not breaking even’. so while it sounds good lets not make rash decisons with harsh repercussions.

    • 37bb
      October 23, 2012

      my sentiment exactly :wink:

    • Hate ignorance
      October 23, 2012

      thats easy maths ,$70 lost from 1000 patrons where as at $50 some 5000 might enter , bigger profit, Dominicans too like to think to make a profit they have to sell extensive , no wonder the chinesse giving them blows left , right and center. basic price and demand logic.

  51. lisad
    October 23, 2012

    Alas papa, Dominicans ungrateful no joke

  52. Met Yo
    October 23, 2012

    Confirmation that the economy is in the gutter.

    Thank you Mr. Skerrit for endorsing what we have been telling your docile supporters all along.

    WORK FOR ME

    • C saw, Nelly wants a
      October 23, 2012

      Hand out economy on the rise.

  53. Big-Bannan
    October 23, 2012

    Negative! Every night should be Dominica Night. WCMF Has become so political and such a greed scam that they have made it impossible for regular, hard working, under privileged citizens to be able to afford. No one purchased the tickets, so now prices reduced.

    • black friday
      October 23, 2012

      You are right. However, I think you should change your name, if the economy allows you, to big coy coy so that you are protected from the black and yellow sigatoka.

  54. blackda
    October 23, 2012

    well well here we go again with the same thing the prime minister pulled a fast one on the people of dominica i see you, have outwited the opposition very smat lets see how long this will last all things must come to pass, why don’t you dreat any avene for peoople to buy their own tickets you know that you have done nothing to boost the contry economy so you do this how nice of you. stop saying that the world economy is bad so ours is, the world need food and what are you saying we need food to or we should plant to export be real.create trade opportunities for the farmers and the country will develop, but thanks for the night you could have done better.

    • riddle
      October 24, 2012

      this has nothinng to do with out smarting opposition, he just gave us a clue that dominica is in financial trouble.

  55. Shame
    October 23, 2012

    Friday night not worth the 50!dollars I don’t have. I rather eat in November.

    • AA
      October 24, 2012

      TRUE! I would shake your big toe.

    • observer
      October 24, 2012

      well stay and eat. allu too like freeness

  56. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    October 23, 2012

    Symptons of a broke country, symptons of a corrupt regime bankrupt of ideas,and the symptons of a country where the leaders have pillaged everything, and the reality is beginning to bite them in the butt. You think there are many Dominicans that can afford to pay $50.00? PAPA BAT!

    • poor
      October 24, 2012

      harshly said but its the truth

  57. river
    October 23, 2012

    WORK FOR US SKIRO CHRISTMAS LET US GET OUR BARREL FREE LIKE ST LUCIA

  58. *
    October 23, 2012

    CHINESE loan… Chinese in Job.A broke and poor country badly managed by those who pose as leaders.

  59. T
    October 23, 2012

    NO WORK No money. A poor country with bad leadership. Reality is reaching home.

  60. loot
    October 23, 2012

    SKERRITT …….WORK FOR US…

  61. October 23, 2012

    well,well i’m not a WCMF fan so all those who are do enjoy. well the first $50 night…if i was u guys i would………lol…………..

  62. stupes
    October 23, 2012

    Why he doe bring down d CUSTOMS DUTY ON GOODS?! Pathetic

    • D/A guy
      October 23, 2012

      You know why .thats what you call give are man are fish he have food for today give are man are fishing line he have food for years but thats not what thay want for dominica world creole music is just one time in the year but thay are going to get back the cash

    • Anonymous
      October 23, 2012

      I AGREE

  63. diamond girl
    October 23, 2012

    so they see Dominicans brokes and not able to pay for creole fes so they trying to see what they can do to raise funds? mr really believe dominicans stupid? lol, well some of us really are!

  64. ME
    October 23, 2012

    see why the country cant go anywhere the man just decide he doing his own thing i wonder if he consult with the WCMF planners about this or just do his own thing cause it looks like nothign was discused yuh

    can anyone correct me on this if i am wrong

  65. Citizen K
    October 23, 2012

    “Tickets which were sold for $120 can now be purchased for $50.”

    It is not a discount, our govt paid the difference for us since not many people were not purchasing ticket. I just love it!

  66. tommy
    October 23, 2012

    Can I get a refund on my ticket ?

    • Distured
      October 23, 2012

      lol

  67. riddim up
    October 23, 2012

    or was it reduced cause the line up not all that ?
    the price per ticket was 120 per night, sunday, saturday or friday….right ?
    if you want to give a gift why not give it on sunday ? the nite with all the acts really dedicated to jeff joe ?

    so dont give people the impression you doing them a favor, u lowered the price cause the friday line up is weak….

    • DOMINICA
      October 23, 2012

      The Friday night is very good. Our local bands will be performing and is a good chance to see them all at once on an international stage in Dominica.

      There will be media personnel and promoters from all over, who can make these band bigger than they are.

  68. simply blessed
    October 23, 2012

    Thank you Prime Minister but u know Dominicans brokes. Costs of living so high, people doh have 140 to throw away.

    A suggestion: Next year around that time, give public servant a little back pay. That we need moneyyyyyy. after creole festival, we make to square one.

    • DA Child
      October 24, 2012

      For true… A little extra money For the public servants would go down really nice… Still agree with my PM. :lol:

  69. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012

    This is a great move. Real money is made on sales and not on entrance fees. This should attract a larger crowd which will make for a better event. Well done

  70. South Beach FL
    October 23, 2012

    Haha Govt Commanding Powers run things…haha

    But shows that the local Economy is “DEAD”

    Tickets sales have being dismal..

    What happens to folks who have Purchase their Tickets prior to this announcement..haha will adjustments be made on their behalf…haha

    Get the sense this WCMF has being reduced to a road street affair…think of it..if i’m running a local jam and at 1am my original price of ecd40 box i take on my own with my partners to drop it to 25box to get patrons in.. that’s a different vibe..

    Shows lack of class again by Dominicans…

    This is a World Event why keep fiddling around tickets prices….we will soon loose this Fest as we take nothing serious in Dominica….

    Where their is no vision the people perish..

    Dominica is headlining that above sentiment…

    This is going to reduce the rating of the Fest badly i think, Policy makers and folks who know better should voice concerns of the direction of this event…remember its not a me and you having a basement jam!

    we need to raise the bar in DA…

    • Hmmmm....
      October 23, 2012

      Couldn’t agree more! It will definitely create problems next year as very few will be willing to risk purchasing there tickets early…creating cash-flow problems for a cash strapped festival commission. And yes your point about the standard of the festival is valid. But the real issue is the shrinking number of middle income households who would have typically supported the festival in large numbers. This may have been the root cause of this desperate move. I hope it works out for the best.

      • riddle
        October 24, 2012

        it will have a next year nah?

    • kindergarten
      October 23, 2012

      # 1> who was /is your grammer teacher.
      # 2> the world economy is on a dpwnward spiral, not only Dominica, you claim to be in florida. What is the top topic in this coming election? Hope romney throw you out after the election.

      • OUTSIDER
        October 23, 2012

        lol is that who was your teacher she should be jailed hahahahahaha

      • unimpressed
        October 23, 2012

        i think u meant Grammar… all while criticising someone else’s Grammar

      • October 23, 2012

        I THOUGHT SKERRIT WAS THE MIRACLE WORKER….DESPITE THE WORLD ECONOMY…. REMEMBER?

      • White Plains Rd
        October 23, 2012

        that’s why you will wear that honour badge of being certified as being highly ignorant…kindergarten

        you are so damm clouded with your foolish ego drop that pride off..smell the coffee your island sucks period

      • Met Yo
        October 23, 2012

        lol….boss you telling the person about “grammer”…it’s GRAMMAR…lol

        And please don’t play world economist on us about “dpwnwarn spiral”….I myself doh know what you trying to say there.

        Stay in your lane boss.

      • Malgraysa
        October 24, 2012

        Boy oh boy. Pot calling the kettle black!

    • D/A guy
      October 23, 2012

      The PM just looking for good name thats all what thay need to do is get the cost on our ports in Dominica to be lest so Dominican can live good like all of them that having fun with people money without working had for it but i must say thats just how the Dom-in-cans love it

    • Distured
      October 23, 2012

      Could’t give a pic of a rat getting it on with a donkey.

      #1 PPl will still enter freely (always).
      #2 Its the same sht every year, give or take 5 performances.
      #3 Due to a lack of unity and funds, ppl have blocked it of from their minds and pockets.

      True that the more you pay, the more the product is secluded or brings up the rarity. VIP feelings that is to say…

      Its the difference between a $50 jam and a free or $1 Jam; everybody and their grandmother will be there. (at least thats the hope).

      lol…

  71. 4u2c
    October 23, 2012

    Boss not one night massive deduction!! WE NEED JOBS so we can pay for our tickets!! Take the VAT off our backs and give us jobs…..What about after the festival what do we do? Boss STOP the Red Clinic and give us JOBS!! JOBS!! JOBS!!! Am fed up and my family hurting!!!

  72. FED UP
    October 23, 2012

    In other words…. the tickets were not selling!

  73. TRIXXI
    October 23, 2012

    WART IS THE CATCH NO GOOD ENTERTAINER FOR THE FIRST NIGHT I SEE THATS Y

  74. stupes
    October 23, 2012

    Skerrit work for me!!!!!!!

  75. Sukie...Sukie
    October 23, 2012

    yea only now, $50 when i NOT coming this year…

  76. DA Massive
    October 23, 2012

    yes papa, the PM have them. Way to go PM..

  77. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012

    so why not sunday to enable parents to take their kids.

    • DESIE
      October 23, 2012

      CREOLE FESTIVAL IS NOT 4 KIDS
      GO CREOLE IN D PARK

      • observer
        October 24, 2012

        whats in cresole festival that not for children? ? ? ? only difference in creole festival is that it’s in the night, but basicaly the same music eats and drink..hmmmm ?? smh

  78. jah guide
    October 23, 2012

    Utter rubbish

  79. Cancer Queen
    October 23, 2012

    is not mabe they say i in dat…what all u hear i die nah. wooshhhh moi la

  80. Too hard too long
    October 23, 2012

    So for those people who bought season tickets – how much refund are we getting?

  81. dr a
    October 23, 2012

    i am brokes do you think i can make an early appointment at the red clinic before my due date.

  82. Suki
    October 23, 2012

    oh never mind i see…

  83. Suki
    October 23, 2012

    hmm i wonder why

    • Opps
      October 23, 2012

      That’s a cover up for slow ticket sales.

      • observer
        October 24, 2012

        Not really yo forget there were tickets on promotion man, all of allu saying is slow ticket sales. think of it.. if it were slow ticket sales they would lower the price for all 3 nights, both season and single.probably dfc meet a certain target for ticket sales so they can afford to throw in a promotion, remember Marshal Montano aing coming again and also another artiste ,all those are high paying artiste, therefore the monies for those artist stayed in dfc pockets…think of that when marshal chage dfc 20 gs us and he not coming again whre you think that money going.

  84. bigtymerz
    October 23, 2012

    say sa

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