Monday, February 19, 2018

Good vibes on Tobago Jazz*

LAPTOPS IN HAND: Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, centre, takes a photo with pupils of the Scarborough Methodist and Hope Anglican Primary schools, as well as, from left, programme facilitator Dr Victor Wheeler, teacher Isabelle Burris-Paul, Leon Yearwood, brother of Dr Brian Yearwood; Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development Dr Agatha Carrington, administrator in the Division of Education, Innovation and Energy Jacqueline Job and Assistant Secretary in the Division of Education Marisha Osmond. –Photo: THA

“Exciting, economical, and efficient.”

That's what we should expect from festivals on the island thanks to year-round planning by the Festivals Commission, according to chairman George Leacock, who reported on the commission's progress on the Tobago Jazz Experience.

Leacock said the paperwork for payments owed to vendors from Jazz 2017 has been ratified and “the payments are in process”.

“If we choose the right artistes, it's our intention to have every bill paid,” Leacock said. He told members of the media the Jazz event is a marketing tool, and that the annual event shows “significant progress towards paying its own way... (and) having a direct return on the investment made”.


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