Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Assembly approves $50,000 for CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Assembly approves $50,000 for CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/1/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199724
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Assembly approves

$50,000 for
MINISTER 'of Inmorma-
tion and Culture, Mr. Elvin
gcDavid ;'nd Opposition
TMP's of the People's Pro-
.ressive Party and the United
Force haggled in the Na-
tional., Assembly yesterday
over the cultural and econo-
mic benefits which Carifesta
will bring to Guyana.
The Opposition, having
failed to get the Minister to
state exactly how much it
will cost the nation to
"stage this show of ques-
tionable value," criticised
the- Government for coming
to Parliament so often with
a request for supplementary
provisions for Carifesta.
One Opposition AMP in
particular, Mr. Reepu Daman
Persaud, said: "We fool no
one.,about why we are hav-
ng -this lavish expendi-
"However," he added,
while we are seeking to
promote Caribbean cultural
integration, there is no cul-
tural harmony and unity
there in Guyana."
But Minister McDavid dis-
agreed, arguing that Carifesta
was the people's festival,
conceived and being pro-
Moted to develop a greater
cultural consciousness, not
only among the people of
Guyan, but in the other
Carlblbeaa territories.
tr. McDavid said that he
wouldd nota accept the conI
teirtion of the Opposition
that the country would not
benefit from Carifesta, and
I reiterated that in both cul-

tural and economic terms,.
the nation stood to benefit.
He said 'he regretted not
being in a position at this
stage to say exactly how
much it would cost to stage
Mr. RanItarran,. Opposi-
tion MP and. also. Chaiaran
of the Parliament Public
Accounts Committee, said
he could only hope that
Carifesta would not be. a
repetition of what happened
for the, Independence cele-
brations in 1,96, "when we
kept spending and spending
and still have not been given
a proper account of theh ex-
The House subsequently
approved supplementary re-
quests of $50,000 for addi-
tional Carifesta expenditure
and $168,680 to meet ex-
penses for filming the non-
Aligned ministers. confer-
ence to be held in George-
town next week and the
Carifesta proceeding later
in the month. The filming
will be done by the newly-
formed Cuffy Productions
Limited in which personnel
from the USA and th, West
Indies will be involved.

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