• Today
    September 20

  • 07:33 AM

Crop Over ‘more than drinking, wukking up’

CARLOS ATWELL, carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 02 August 2017

dr-deryck-murray-080217

Director of the Commission for Pan African Affairs, Dr Deryck Murray, wants there to be a greater consciousness surrounding Crop Over. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)

GRAND KADOOMENT MUST be about more than mindless wukking up, said director of the Commission for Pan African Affairs, Dr Deryck Murray.

During the Bongani Festival at Blenheim, St Michael, yesterday he told the media Grand Kadooment and Emancipation Day took place close to one another so there had to be a greater level of consciousness concerning the former.

“We don’t have the luxury of complacency when it comes to our development and freedoms. We have to remember that, first and foremost, Crop Over is about our emancipation, so we have to remind people it’s more than about drinking rum and nakedness,” he said.

Murray said Emancipation Day and Grand Kadooment actually coincided every seven years and this made the message of uplifting culture all the more important. He said Government was doing its part “bit by bit” but it was up to the public, as well as the Grand Kadooment bands, to buy in. (CA)

Please read the full story in today's Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think that the new Constitution River Terminal for public service vehicles will help curb some of the indiscipline often complained about in the sector?

Yes
No
Not sure

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM