By now, most of UWI knows of the decision by the administration to have a moratorium on the “Campus Carnival Parade of Bands” hosted by the Guild of Students.
Reaction among students range from dissapointment to relief but is anyone really surprised?
For the past couple years, the parade of the bands has become increasingly violent. The Guild knew how many outsiders were coming to the event and still allowed more and more bands to be formed every year.
The current administration inherited this problem from previous Guilds but were slow to address these issues.
As last academic year drew to a close, there were rumors that there would be no Campus Carnival in 2012. Current Guild President; Amilcar Sanatan actually dealt with naysayers to his campaign by insisting that he will not allow Campus Carnival to be cancelled.
Dialogue should have been opened with the student body and administration months ago regarding campus carnival and how to have a safer, smaller event.
The event was at risk all then, why is it that only after UWI administration has made it clear that the event is cancelled that the Guild is saying “we will host the Campus Carnival 2012 Town Hall Meeting to bring the student body to the truth.”
While the Parade of the Bands won’t be happening this year, there still are some events to look forward to.
This is the official Campus Carnival Calender:
DCFA’S JOUVAY AYITI ‘MAS CAMP LIME’ – JANUARY 27TH-FEBRUARY 17TH, 8 PM, DCFA, AGOSTINI STREET, ST. AUGUSTINE
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ CAMPUS CARNIVAL LAUNCH – FEBRUARY 2ND, 1-4PM (THE VENUE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE)
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ CARNIVAL FOOD FESTIVAL – FEBRUARY 3RD, 6-9PM, JFK GREENS
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ “CARIBBEAN REASONINGS – THE ‘F’ WORD” – FEBRUARY 6TH, 7-9 PM, DAAGA AUDITORIUM
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ “WOMEN IN SOCA,” – FEBRUARY 8TH, 7-9PM, DAAGA AUDITORIUM
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ CALYPSO COMPETITION – FEBRUARY 9TH, 6-9PM, JFK GREENS
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ OLE MAS PARADE – FEBRUARY 10TH, 11.30AM-1PM, JFK QUADRANGLE
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ SOCA FETE – FEBRUARY 10TH, 10PM-3AM, JFK CAR PARK
UWI CREDIT UNION’S CALYPSO AND OLE MAS COMPETITION – FEBRUARY 10TH, 6PM-MIDNIGHT, CAR PARK OF THE DUDLEY HUGGINS BUILDING
UWI GUILD OF STUDENTS’ CHUTNEY FETE – FEBRUARY 11TH, 9PM-2AM, JFK CAR PARK
DCFA’S THE OLD YARD (FORMERLY VIEY LA COU) – FEBRUARY 12TH, NOON-6PM, THE GAYELLE, DCFA, AGOSTINI STREET, ST. AUGUSTINE