Preparations for WCMF 2018 have started says Cuffy

Cuffy said plans are already in place for WCMF

Events Coordinator of the Dominica Festivals Commission (DFC) Val Cuffy has said that they have already started to put the necessary things in place for the staging of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).

The 2017 edition of the festival was canceled due to the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking at the weekly press conference of the DFC this week, Cuffy stated, “what we have done for 2018 is the bands that were contracted for 2017, we have spoken to them and they have all consented to take part in 2018. So that is confirmed.”

He said changes will be made public.

“If there are going to be any changes otherwise, we will indicate…” he said.

Cuffy added, “you must have the energy and feel for what the people like. There is also work going on for the Jazz in Creole which is also a signature event of the DFC through the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA). There is also a discussion going on for a Summer Festival. All these activities indicate that the corporation is interested in bringing festival tourism to a point where we will see Dominica generating huge in terms of its foreign exchange and to bring persons together in Dominica.”

According to him, it is the DDA/DFC quest, as they forge an alliance with the private sector, not to wait for any of these events to finish to start the other. “This has also been our plan…when I was there and even when I returned as a consultant and it remains the same,” he said.

Cuffy stated that despite the passage of Hurricane Maria, organizers of the WCMF have gotten a small contribution from Government, Kubuli and Flow among others.

“We do believe that as the leading agency providing support for cultural industries and cultural activities our mandate at the Dominica Festivals Commission (DFC) is not only to have the contemporary but we view the traditional as a key component as you can see in our presentation of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).We also try to key our traditional alive as much as possible. Our theme for this year ‘celebrating our tradition,'” he said. “The DFC has joined forces with many stack holders all with an aim at ensuring that Carnival 2018 is going to be a success.”

He refused to answer any questions pertaining his reported resignation saying, “I will ensure that I see off the 2018 carnival activities.”

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19 Comments

  1. February 2, 2018

    And the next day he was fired!

  2. February 2, 2018

    Didn’t he just resign???

  3. Norm
    February 1, 2018

    Val I think you should take a rest and keep quiet- your credibility is and has been shot for all the right reasons–you are a joker and no body takes you seriously- go home.

  4. Militant Dominican
    February 1, 2018

    Dats wat alle get wen all have a SCARECROW running den kinda events

  5. Ibo France
    February 1, 2018

    This guy has sold his soul to the highest bidder! He is forever tainted .

  6. mine
    February 1, 2018

    Give the man a break.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2018

      What you mean,he is not a man an already broken. Thumbs down for loose cannon Val. Can not be taken seriou again.

  7. Dominican Passports
    February 1, 2018

    Why allu always taking the worst picture of the man nuh? Get his good side :lol: :lol:

  8. Jonathan Y St Jean
    February 1, 2018

    So Val did Skerritt offer you something to stay on and if so what?Just a couple of days ago you were stepping down now you are back, all in? Huh?This is what you get from micro management by powers that be

    • NUWP
      February 1, 2018

      It’s a state man not a quitter or a man who walks out of the house.

      One they all u have to see the name Skerrit in all u spoon and glass of juice

      All in all u monthly RED APPOINTMENT ALL U HAVE TO LOOK FOR HIM.

      See how we hardly call u all leader or potential leader (THE SON OF THE OLD MAN) name

      We don’t even remember all u leader living

      As far as I am concerned he not in the country he and Closepin is in a hotel in Afganistan – sorry I meant Crristpine not closepeg or clothespin.

  9. johnjay
    February 1, 2018

    Thats what I said , once the supremo talk he has to come back. He is a BIG CROOK. SHAME.

  10. Shameless
    February 1, 2018

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when, first we practice to deceive….SMMFH! Val, honestly my friend you have brought new meaning to the words “laughing stock”. You fall into the same category as the Punjabe Doc from Enbar, Vielle Casse…… lierrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. :twisted:

    Assertive like LL! :twisted: :twisted:

  11. Weekenz
    February 1, 2018

    HUH? IS Val Coffee in or out? DNO you had an article saying he resigned if I am correct.

    • June
      February 1, 2018

      And he has no decency to address the fact that he is back. I mean no respect for the people. You resign today say stuff about the group and back on tomorrow. I really wonder what childish behavior is this. Its not about he is not a quitter make up your mind. Ok maybe no one does it like val so he cutting style. The can’t find someone else to replace him

  12. #One
    February 1, 2018

    A Pappyshow indeed!!

  13. The truth
    February 1, 2018

    Well Val , you are a papyshow. No one should take your word for granted. You are not trustworthy.

    • Marlene
      February 1, 2018

      You must be one too since you know the traits of a papyshow

    • A. George
      February 1, 2018

      Maybe he has a contract that binds him to staying to completion… its not rocket science eh

  14. Smh
    February 1, 2018

    #puppet #laughingstock #spineless #nointegrity …that’s all folks!

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