Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA problems - foreign aid sought : US to supply roof for Cultural Centre
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Title: CARIFESTA problems - foreign aid sought : US to supply roof for Cultural Centre
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Singh, Rickey
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 6/8/1972
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: CA00199809
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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US to supply roof for Cultural Centre

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THE Guyana Governmedt
has asked some foreign
countries to help it overcome
problems now being faced
in having the National Cul-
tural Centre ready in tirrie
for Carifesta in August.
The Graphic was reliably
informed last evening that
having. been' convinced that
the .Cultural Centre. will ldt
bq ready for use, as oHalt1i.l
ly planned, the Government the assistance of the
diplomatic representatives of.
three foreign cui rf
As a result of the discus-.
stonA held. ;the American
Government, may, nbw pro-
vide a huge roof in the shaie
of a massive tent, for the
Centre. The stage at the Cult-
tural Centre is* being can-
atructed as originally design.
Inquiries have already
been made for a suitable-
tent. while others are check-
ing on other possibilities.
The Ministry of Informad
tion and Culture and the of-
ficials of the Carifesta Cornm
mittee have been told quite
.clearly by the P~ihe M1inis.
ter. whose brainchild
Carifesta is ... that all nec-
essary arrangements must be
Invade to ensure that the CuL '
tural Centre can be used for-


The foreign countries
which include Beitain, Can-
ada and the US, have, in turn
teen made to appreciate the
importance being attached
by the Prime Minister to
Carifesta being held as plan-
ned and of the necessity to
have,a .roof for the Centre
since it is now clear that
construction work will not
be completed.
Meanfhile,. the Gracie
has learnt of a series of
mnsunder~tandiuns involving
personnel of the Ministry
of Information and Culture
and the Carifesta Commit-
tee which have affected
smooth planning for the
big cultural event.
Some of the functionaries
who were appointed to
"sell Carifesta'* have been
removed, in a few cases
there have been resigna-
tions And following an in-
portant meeting at minis-
terial level. with soae of
the top personnel involved
in planning for Carifesta,
it was found necessary to
appoint someone from the
Private Sector, with the
necessary experience to helo
4. tha business manage-
ieart .'
Consequently, MWr. John
Fernandes Jr., popularly
known "as 'BooSny'- FernancU1
was appointed Co-ordinAt-
inkg Manager for Carifesta.
One reliable source said
last- night that in spite of
"difficulties encountered, we
shall overcome wStl" a few
adjustments here and there."


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