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Opposition criticizes cancellation of annual festival

The Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development has criticized government for the timing of its decision to cancel Crop Over.

The official announcement was made via a press release from the Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports on April 19th.

Spokesman on Creative Economy, Alan Springer, believes the decision was taken too late.

He also contends that since it was late, that should have given government time to create a cohesive plan for a substitute to Crop Over.

PdP Spokesman on Creative Economy, Alan Springer

Mr. Springer believes government should build on its national training programme, by pairing experienced calypsonians with youngsters to teach them how to structure and present calypso songs.

He suggests the best of these could be recorded, thereby creating intellectual property.

The Opposition Spokesman also believes now is a good time to re-invent spouge.

PdP Spokesman on Creative Economy, Alan Springer

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