Second Meeting Between Ministry of Culture, Entertainment Promoters and Media Representatives to Advance Creative Industry Development in Grenada

Wednesday, December 12, 2014 6:07 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, DEC. 12, 2014: On Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014, the Ministry of Culture held another very successful meeting with the top 16 promoters on the island, to discuss ways of promoting Grenada’s creative industry, in order to take it to the next level.

Senator Brenda Hood, Minister with responsibility for Culture, who was in attendance, emphasized that it was her second meeting with the promoters in three months and that her ministry was committed to working with them to promote the industry for the economic development of Grenada.

The promoters expressed that it was very frustrating to promote shows, because Grenada is the only Caribbean territory that is demanding work permits from other Caribbean artistes, who enter the country to perform.  In addition, the promoters stated that the level of taxation on their businesses is too high and is stifling the growth of the entertainment industry in Grenada.

Senator Hood committed to engage the ministries of Finance and Labour, on the concerns raised, in an effort to seek some relief for the promoters and to advance the creative industry.

The meeting ended with the Promoters selecting an executive for advancing the work of the newly formed ‘Grenada Promoters Association

A second meeting between the ministry and media representatives was also held on the same day and they began discussions on a broadcasting policy, in support of advancing the development of the creative industry.

  Another meeting is scheduled for January 2015, to discuss the matter further. That meeting will include the Ministry of Public Utilities and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission.





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