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    Broward may have found a home for Carnival

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    Caribbean festival may land in Lauderdale
    Posted on Mon, Sep. 17, 2007Digg del.icio.us AIM reprint print email
    BY AMY SHERMAN
    asherman@MiamiHerald.com
    The Caribbean festival might have found a home.

    Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle said he heard from an organizer of the homeless festival that organizers plan to attend a City Commission meeting Tuesday to ask for permission to use Lockhart Stadium.

    Naugle said he will likely support letting the group use the stadium, the site of the festival in 2003 and 2004, for one year. But beyond that, he said, it needs a larger venue.

    ''They are without a home so they want Fort Lauderdale to help them out this year,'' Naugle said. ``This is kind of an emergency -- they are without a home.''

    Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson said she won't support allowing the festival to use Lockhart.

    ''It was a fiasco when they were here,'' she said. ``It was a real problem at the stadium for us and the Orioles and I'm not willing to go back in time.''

    The stadium, used for football by Broward high schools, is located at 5301 NW 12th Ave.

    Earlier this month Miramar City Commissioners rejected a request by organizers to hold the Oct. 7 event in Miramar Regional Park. City commissioners said the festival is too large for the city park and has generated too much traffic and trash problems in years past.

    The carnival attracts more than 25,000 people from South Florida, the Caribbean and cities across the United States.

    Last year the event was held at Broward County's Markham Park and in 2005 at the Pompano Park Race Track. County officials rejected a request to use Markham Park again this year.


    Caribbean festival may land in Lauderdale - 09/17/2007 - MiamiHerald.com

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    Lockhart Stadium for Broward Carnival
    THIS IS THE NEW OFFICAL SPOT....ITS ONNN

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    I heard a promoter booked the stadium and is not letting them use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    I heard a promoter booked the stadium and is not letting them use it
    dang dj u shut that shite down real quick! oh well broward

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    I heard a phone call yesterday on a NY radio station..the organizer of Broward Carnival saying there will definitely be one there..he cant disclose any info as yet because contracts havent been sign. However, he says it is a sure thing and everyone will know by this weekend coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandygirl View Post
    dang dj u shut that shite down real quick! oh well broward
    Although the mayor seems positive
    one commish in lauderdale already said no way
    it was fiasco the 1st time around

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    I heard a promoter booked the stadium and is not letting them use it
    just wait until tomorrow the source is reliable....
    this is where it will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    I heard a promoter booked the stadium and is not letting them use it

    Here I go again......gonna name names..This so call promoter is Dagger and he has no intention of doing a show...he just wanted to tie up that venue when he heard BCCI was having problems with Miramar...He has not secured any permits for any events.

    If Ft Lauderdale commissioners agree, BCCI will get the venue. We will know tomorrow night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardieMon View Post
    Here I go again......gonna name names..This so call promoter is Dagger and he has no intention of doing a show...he just wanted to tie up that venue when he heard BCCI was having problems with Miramar...He has not secured any permits for any events.

    If Ft Lauderdale commissioners agree, BCCI will get the venue. We will know tomorrow night...
    lol
    he still vex over galaxy last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    lol
    he still vex over galaxy last year

    Tell me what happenned......

    I see this year he and others are having a different Soca Legend show the Friday night...

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    oh ok....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardieMon View Post
    Tell me what happenned......

    I see this year he and others are having a different Soca Legend show the Friday night...
    u got pm

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    BROWARD CARRIBBEAN CARNIVAL INC.
    Bridging Cultures



    P U B L I C S E R V I C E A N N O U N C E M E N T



    The Peoples' Only Carnival



    Broward Caribbean Carnival Inc in association with Broward County and the City of Ft. Lauderdale presents The Peoples' Only Carnival, Sunday October 7, 2007 @ Ft. Lauderdale Stadium Fairgrounds � 5301 North West 12th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33309 from 9am-11:00 pm. It's Columbus Day Holiday Weekend so come on out and have a time!



    Broward Caribbean Carnival is a harmonious event, with a great vibe produced as a result of an eclectic blend of people, music, food and drinks. Our carnival parade of bands starts at 11:00 am and travels through the beautiful roadways alongside the Fairgrounds.



    Let Broward Caribbean Carnival provide you and your family with great non-stop entertainment from the Caribbean. Entertainment include- JMC Treveni and Roy Cape and the Kaiso AllStars from Trinidad. Red Hot Flames from Antigua. Of Course, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires out of Jamaica and many, many more bands and individual artists. All your local drinks will be available, not to mention your Jerk Foods, Curry, Creole and American dishes. Come and satisfy all your cravings, whether it is good food or lots of fun. Plenty beverages to keep you cool, rides for the kids, and great live entertainment all day long. Come early, stay late. Let's have fun. Be safe. Drink responsibly and enjoy the Columbus Day weekend Caribbean carnival style!



    It is easy to get to Ft. Lauderdale Stadium Fairgrounds , take I-95 North or South to Commercial Blvd West. Head West on Commercial Blvd. Make a Right on NW 12th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale Stadium Fairgrounds is on the left.



    Special Thanks to our major sponsors- 103.5 The Beat, Air Jamaica, MoneyGram, D'Zamora Corp, VP Records, Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union, Alize, Carib, Guinness, The Marriot, Las Palmas Hotel, Ocean Manor Resort, Travelspan, Spirit Airlines and Hennessy and to all our media partners- 1080AM, 1400AM, 1170AM, WRFG 89.3 out of Atlanta and Trini Bashment 91.9 out of Trinidad.



    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests, patrons, vendors and corporate for your support throughout 2K5-2K6 and we look forward to your continued support in 2K7 season. Remember, Sunday, October 7, 2007 is a day for the family and Broward Caribbean Carnival is a family carnival. No coolers or packages in the park. Admission to carnival is $10 for kids 7-15 years old and $20 for Adults and kids over 16 years old.



    For more info, call 954.806.8396, 305.389.4369 or 954.793.4856 or log on to Broward Caribbean Carnival




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    Fort Lauderdale - The Broward Caribbean Carnival won a reluctant approval from the city Tuesday night, in a vote that rescued the large cultural event just three weeks before the big festival.

    The parade and carnival, freshly rejected by Miramar and desperate for a venue, will be allowed to return Oct. 7 to the Fort Lauderdale Stadium, next to Lockhart Stadium, near Commercial Boulevard and Powerline Road.

    The carnival appeared headed for another rejection, as commissioners complained about the last-minute request and raised concerns about the event's track record of traffic and trash problems. It was last held at the stadium two years ago.

    Urged by Mayor Jim Naugle, commissioners approved the request in a 3-2 vote, with Vice Mayor Carlton Moore and Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom also voting in favor. However, enough police officers must be hired to provide security, and city recreation staff must agree after a meeting today that the event meets all requirements.

    Police Chief Bruce Roberts had expressed concerns about whether he could line up the 45 officers that might be needed.

    Commissioners Christine Teel and Cindi Hutchinson voted against it, saying the carnival was poorly planned and organizers should not have waited so long to line up a venue.

    Naugle pulled out the resolution commissioners passed two weeks ago about embracing diversity. The resolution was approved in light of Naugle's recent comments that gay people are promiscuous and unhappy. But he said the city should embrace the festival.

    "Do you suspect there could be some racism or bigotry?" he asked Teel.

    When Teel mentioned another festival that caused problems in the city, Naugle pointed out that it was a "black event" also.

    "Why is it you have concerns about the black events?" he asked her.

    Teel said she was offended. She said she opposed the carnival in her district because there wasn't enough time to put it together properly.

    On Sept. 5, the Miramar City Commission voted 3-2 against hosting the carnival at Miramar Regional Park. Commissioners cited the size of the crowd, parking, litter and problems at former sites as insurmountable. The decision ignited the ire of the Caribbean community, which responded with an e-mail campaign demanding that city and county officials help find a site.

    The carnival is a spin-off from another Broward Carnival that split with the Miami Carnival a few years ago. It has been to three different locations in four years.

    When it was held at Markham Park in Sunrise last year, police estimated that there were at least 25,000 people in attendance and that organizers had planned for 13,000 to 15,000. At the Fort Lauderdale stadium two years ago, there were also problems, wrote Laura Williams, Florida operations manager with the Baltimore Orioles, in a e-mail she sent to county park officials in 2006.

    Carnival organizers estimate that the event pumps about $60 million into Broward County's economy when taking into account hotel bookings, car rentals and money out-of-town visitors spend throughout the weekend. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, which has helped with marketing and advertising, had no official numbers.

    Staff Writer Alva James-Johnson contributed to this report.

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