Minister for Tourism Robert Tonge said that the carnival budget has been reduced significantly to XCD$ 263 000 as compared to the previous year. Last year the Government of Dominica increased its annual subvention to the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) towards Mas Domnik 2017 to XCD $720,000.
Tonge made these remarks at the official launch of carnival TODAY, Friday at the media room within the office of the Prime Minister.
Tonge has announced that the carnival celebrations will commence at 4am and end at 6pm.
Meantime, Tonge has explained the rationale behind staging the 2018 carnival celebration.