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Working Group of Dominican Entertainers To Be Established

A working group of Dominican entertainers is expected to be established this week, following a virtual meeting with the prime minister and Cabinet ministers on Saturday.

Over 50 entertainment practitioners, including musicians, DJs, promoters, producers, and sound engineers attended the meeting, organized by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), to register their concerns over a slowdown in entertainment activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Skerrit told the entertainers they need to meet to discuss issues that confront the industry and come up with a coherent constructive proposal to the Prime minister and cabinet for consideration. He told the entertainers that Government was prepared to invest in the development of the music industry.

The Prime Minister reiterated calls for the Dominican entertainers to operate professionally within an organized, representative body, and has proposed they form a working group among themselves.

A follow-up meeting to define its structure and mandate is tentatively set for later this week.

He said Government was prepared to invest in the development of the music industry and welcomed the opportunity to work with local entertainers to advance their interests.

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