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    Caribbean event 'facing boycott'

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4632853.stm

    Caribbean event 'facing boycott'

    The Notting Hill Carnival has been taking place for more than 40 years
    Performers taking part in this year's Notting Hill Carnival have said they will boycott a Caribbean cultural event being planned by the mayor of London.
    The Caribbean Showcase would be held in Hyde Park on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the same weekend as carnival.

    Carnival organisers said hundreds of steel bands, costumed mas bands and calypsonians have not been consulted about the event and will not attend.

    But Ken Livingstone said others have approached him about participating.

    Notting Hill Carnival director Roddy Crozier said the event would be a threat to the carnival and would have a financial impact.

    'Commercial affect'

    "If, for example, they approach commercial sponsors that are already in negotiations with the Notting Hill Carnival... then sponsors will be drawn between which event is better and which event will give them more publicity," he said.

    Last week Lee Jasper, senior adviser to Mr Livingstone, said that the Caribbean Showcase would be of "a very small scale", would complement the carnival and was not an attempt by the mayor to take control.

    A statement from the mayor's office said that the event, which would celebrate the contribution of the Caribbean community to the life of London, would not impact on policing levels at the Notting Hill Carnival.

    Ken Livingstone has also been criticised by carnival organisers for the late payment of cash for safety stewards.

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    So it not jus N. American carnivals that got issues huh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rummacita
    So it not jus N. American carnivals that got issues huh...
    inform more what are you talking about???

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    Quote Originally Posted by vassell junior
    inform more what are you talking about???
    DC & Miami always have issues...read Carnival Central

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    They trying to fight down carnival everywhere....I say we ban them from coming to ours...I know it will be economic suicide...but they are becoming real aggravating with this ting!! Nobody want to take way St. Patricks Day or the Puerto Rican Day Parade or the Dominican Day Parade or their retarded Thanksgiving parade.....cuz thats their tradition...why they fightin our traditions down so ....everybody else get respect...$hite they get 5th Avenue.....sssstttteeeuuupppsssss


    Sorry...had to let that out...carry on!

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    Wow what the hell is really going on with all these carnivals this year? It seems like they need to have a meeting with all the carnival big wigs from around the world. Coporate sponsors are known to pull their money with a quickness if they sense any type of negative publicity will be affiliated with their band name during an event.
    Last edited by Pebbles362436; 06-29-2005 at 08:07 PM.

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