Maurice Merchant Stays as Festivals’ Chairman

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Thursday 4th October, 2018 –Maurice Merchant, the Festivals’ Commission Chairman, will continue to hold that position at least for the next two years.

Minister responsible for festivals, the Hon. Daryl Matthew confirmed that Merchant whose tenure ended at the end of the 2018 carnival festivities was re-appointed.

Minister Matthew was asked whether the position was advertised, and if there was interest shown by others in becoming the chairman of the Festivals’ Commission.

He defended the chairman against criticisms levelled by those who are sometimes unsuccessful in seeking answers about the commission’s indebtedness to them.

Minister Matthew acknowledges there may be some who will not find favour with the decision, but he says he is sticking with his chairman.

Minister Responsible for Festivals, the Hon. Daryl Matthew.