Carnival committee apologises
Following intense criticism from disappointed patrons who attended Miami Carnival on various social media and from Alison Hinds herself, who blasted the organizing committee for “disorganization” on Twitter and Facebook, the committee apologized in an official statement today.
“Our headline act Alison Hinds was unable to perform due to contractual obligations to the stadium and the financial repercussions that would follow the extension of the event scheduled. We were [therefore] unable to permit a time extension,” the statement, prepared by committee chairman Mario Zamora and public relations manager Yvette Harris, said.
They also noted that the inclement weather in South Florida had presented delays and other challenges, causing the show to go beyond its scheduled time.
The statement added: “We want to apologize for not being able to deliver the complete entertainment lineup that our patrons were looking forward to and expected on Carnival Sunday.…We take full responsibility for the logistic and presentation quality of all the cultural elements of the Carnival. Since the onset of these disappointments, we have communicated with all parties to express our sincere apologies.” (RJ)