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Petty politics killing the culture

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Bishop,Bryan (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Canada, Caribbean, Culture, Local government, Black culture, Government, Minority & ethnic groups
I am not sure what the reasons why "the arena on Vezina" was left empty on Carifiesta weekend while fans of Caribbean culture had to travel all the way to the West Island from place as far as the South Shore, Cote des Neiges, and La Salle to get a taste of Machel, Tall Pree, Traffik, and others. And perhaps the reasons are really not that important. The CCFA, as public trustees, are in no position to allow private and personal issues to get in the way of denying its use to anyone who wishes to use it for the benefit and promotion of Caribbean culture (save for the fact that they might cause material damages for which the CCFA might be held liable). given the fact that the CCFA is in no position to organize expensive parties (because of current and past financial losses) the next best thing would be to allow private individuals that opportunity. This is something which has been done in the past with some kind of honoraria going to the CCFA.