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The Ministry of Creative Industries is moving to adopt a position that will see the allocation for Carnival from the government paid upfront.

The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Donnovan Williams and is expected to take effect as early as next year.

The festival which has been boasted as the island’s largest cultural showpiece has been plagued with financial troubles which have resulted in delays in disbursements to several players in Carnival.

Mr Williams disclosed that the move has been strengthened by a study which has been conducted to determine the economic value of Carnival which was conducted earlier this year. He notes that once compiled the study will be submitted to the Ministry of Finance for consideration. He adds that it will also be available to members of the general public.
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