New events for Caribana 2009
by Gerald V. Paul
At a special Scotiabank Caribana appreciation and awareness cocktail reception for sponsors and potential sponsors recently, three new events were unveiled for the 2009 festival: Caribana Lime, featuring the Miss Caribana Queen Pageant; VIP, Taste of the Caribbean with Chef Robert Rainford and Laugh and Lime Comedy. At the "Feel Good Vibe" event it was revealed that Scotiabank will retain sponsorship of the event in 2009, and that this year, some 600 Scotiabank staffers volunteered at the event. John Doig, Senior Vice President, Marketing said, "Scotiabank Caribana enriches our community by celebrating the amazing diversity of this wonderful city." Meanwhile, with Scotiabank Caribana showing a profit in excess of $100,000 according to a reliable source, a senior official with the Festival Management Committee (FMC) will be stepping aside due to other pressing engagements. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Eddison Doyle will demit office at the appropriate time.