Earlier this month the Discover Dominica Authorities announced new dates for the staging of the 2014 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
According to the DDA the festival will now be hosted on October 24 to 26, as opposed to the original date of October 31 to November 2.
The authority said the new date allows for a seamless transition between the WCMF and Dominica’s independence celebration.
DDA’s chief executive officer, Colin Piper, said the date will favour the large number of French nationals who visit the island during the festival. He also stated that it will be impossible to prepare the Windsor Park Stadium, where the festival is held, in time for the military parade if the old date is kept.
However, the announcement has been met with opposition by some who argue that plans were already made based on the old date.
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