Thursday, February 28, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Several Haitian artists, including those of groups Boukman Eksperyans and Djakout number one, denounced Thursday the decision of the Minister of Culture, Jean Michel Lapin, to give up the organizing the 2019 National Carnival.
Stating that some of them made enormous sacrifices to prepare for this major event, they threatened to take legal action against the Minister of Culture. the latter's refusal to reconsider his decision.
In a Press Conference organized on Wednesday, February 27, at the Maison de la Presse, the Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr. Jean Michel Lapin, accompanied by the Secretary of State for Communication, Mr. Eddy Jackson Alexis and members of the committee in charge of organizing Carnival 2019, said that “technically the deadline is no longer suitable for the State to organize a national carnival in Gonaives.”
The incumbent of the Ministry of Culture and Communication had, however, assured that all the Municipalities or organized structures decided to organize carnival festivities in their respective regions will have the support of the State.