Carnival committee to focus on developing local industries

Sensay on parade at carnival opening on Saturday

The Carnival Development Committee (CDC) intends to work on the development of  local cultural industries following this year’s carnival.

According to CDC Chairman Alwyn Bully, the committee will seek to find ways and means to assist the country in reaching its development potential.

“We talk of using the cultural industries for the development of the country. We know that there is tremendous potential in our cultural industries our festivals, our music, our dance, our theatre, our painting, our craft, the rich traditions of the Kalinago people, the rich tradition of our people. All these things have a sale value for them if they are properly marketed, properly structured, and it’s this we in the Carnival Development Committee are setting out to do. So in the months following this carnival we want to continue the process,” Bully said at the official opening ceremony of The Real Mas 2010 on Saturday.

Bully recognized that although the opening carnival parade was great, it could have been even better.

“In the coming months we want to begin the preparation even for next carnival. I’m talking about it even before this carnival is over because it has to be one of preparation … it has to be the teamwork and the togetherness of our people,” he asserted.

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  1. January 25, 2010

    The chairman speak about changes yes we need some new ideas and it’s not a change of CANIVAL dates we need, we need to start planning for the next season right after this one is finished . The Committee need to get some advertisement ready to run with and maybe a few of the members should visit places like Antugua or any of the other Islands, Boston, New Jersey, Toronto , durning their Canival season to be able to get some other ideas and styles but for goodness sake stop competing with Trinidad they go all out to sell their product let’s try to do the same DOMINICA have a rich culture let’s exploit it but keep it local and I am sure more and more of us Dominicans and their friends will come home for the festival.

  2. Change is ever needful...
    January 25, 2010

    @de caribbean change.

    Re your concerns of the change of Carnival dates. I give you this quote.

    “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” G. C. Lichtenberg

  3. de caribbean change
    January 25, 2010

    Just remember Alwyn Bully, that there will be no change in Carnival dates, moving forward. We playing Mas till the cock crow Ash Wednesday. That’s the way we know it to be since medieval times.

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