NCF chief: Late, but let’s move on

The chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation, the driving force behind the country’s biggest money-earning festival, conceded that it was late in getting off the ground.

But Carol Roberts-Reifer said it was time to move on to the next level of the Crop Over Festival, taking into account that it was one aspect of the season of emancipation. She was interested in ensuring that Barbadians counted first particularly when it came to the masqueraders as the number of people jumping yearly was dropping.

She was speaking yesterday on Sunday Brass Tacks on Voice of Barbados that also featured veteran band leader Richard Haynes of Baje International and Eleanor Rice-Watkins of Cave Shepherd All Stars calypso tent.

“We are late. I believe in looking at it within the context of, it is what it is. Yeah, we are late alright, we are late for whatever reason, but let’s deal with now. How can we get from A to Z properly, collectively, responsibly, creatively and economically sound?” Roberts-Reifer queried. (AC)

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