Title: CARIFESTA tickets available from Monday : Dominican Republic confirms
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Title: CARIFESTA tickets available from Monday : Dominican Republic confirms
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Publisher: Stabroek News, Saturday, 16 August 2008, pages 3 & 10
Publication Date: 2008
 Subjects
Subject: Caribbean
Tickets
Transportation
Participation
 Notes
Abstract: Article reports on the distribution of tickets, transportation arrangements and participation of countries.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100676
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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STABROEK NEWS, Saturday, August 16, 2008


Carifesta tickets

available from

Monday
Dominican Republic
confirms
Free tickets for the upcoming Carifesta X celebrations will
be made available from Monday, according to Minister of
Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony.
In his weekly briefing yesterday at the Carifesta
Secretariat, he informed members of the local media that
the tickets will be distributed at the Secretariat, as well as at
other venues in Georgetown and in other regions. He said
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STABROEK NEWS, Saturday, August 16, 2008


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that over the weekend, a
detailed ticket distribution
plan will be unveiled to the
general public. Tickets for the
super concerts will however
have to be bought. Six thou-
sand free tickets will be avail-
able for the highly-anticipated
Carifesta opening at the
Providence stadium.
Dr. Anthony also told the
media that the transportation
aspect of arrangements has
been settled. He said that the
Secretariat has achieved its
quota of minibuses and cars
and stated that additional
training for the drivers of
these vehicles will be con-
ducted today. The Minister
also said that a Carifesta bus
route has been mapped out for
the event to facilitate the visi-
tors and locals who wish to
travel from one venue to
another during the festivities.
He said that the buses that
will be traversing this route
will carry special identifica-
tion marks.
The Minister also stated
that several Heads of State


will be coming to Guyana to
be part of the celebrations.
They include the President of
Suriname, Runaldo Ronald
Venetiaan and the Prime
Minister of St. Vincent and
the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph
Gonsalves.
The Carifesta Artistic Dir-
ector, Dr. Paloma Mohammed
said that even at this stage,
countries are still communi-
cating an interest in coming
for Carifesta. She stated that
on Thursday, the Dominican
Republic confirmed the par-
ticipation of twenty perform-
ers.
The addition of the
Dominican Republic increas-
es the number of confirmed
overseas delegations to 32.
The first of these delegations
is expected to arrive on
Tuesday.
She added that the prepa-
rations for the Opening
Ceremony "Celegacy" con-
tinue to go well and said that
it is scheduled to feature
3,328 performers, from both
the local and overseas contin-
gents.


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