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Monday 30 May 2011 The Cabinet of Ministers by conclusion No. 343B of 2011 dated May 16, 2011, agreed to establish a select committee of stakeholders with a mandate to produce Carnival 2011.


The Select Committee comprises 2 representatives each from the Cultural Development Foundation, the Carnival Bands Association, the Saint Lucia Steel Bands Association, and the Saint Lucia Calypso Association.  


Also included is one representative each from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, as well as a representative from the private sector. 


The Chair of the Committee is Mr John Joseph.


In its Conclusion, Cabinet also approved the appointment of a Technical Production Committee comprising the Chair of the Select Committee Mr Joseph, plus Tourism officials Daune Charlery-John, Hayle Harvey, and Ian Herman of the St. Lucia Tourist Board. The Technical Production Committee is also to include a representative from the Royal St. Lucia Police Force and the Castries City Council.


Cabinet in its conclusion cited as a basis for setting up the select committee the report of the national symposium on carnival which was held in January 2011, and which presented views from a wide cross-section of stakeholders involved in Saint Lucia carnival. 


The committee will report to the prime minister who is also the minister for finance, and who in his mandate to the committee, highlighted the need to improve the production and management capacity available to Saint Lucia Carnival.  

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