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Secretariat says sorry


NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Secretariat says sorry

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CARIFESTA XIII has had its share of issues, but its secretariat says it is working diligently to rectify them.

Hundreds of complaints on its Facebook page have forced organisers to issue an explanation and apology to the public.

“An overload of traffic, with people seeking to get information from the CARIFESTA website over the weekend, caused the site to crash and users were getting a ‘site unavailable’ message,” it was explained.

Technicians at the server site hosted by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat worked diligently and now have the site up and running.  

As a result of the weather disruptions and rescheduling, the calendar on the site will be updated on a daily basis and patrons are asked to visit the site to get the latest on performances and locations.

Flooding at venues like Alexandra School in St Peter curtailed performances over the weekend, while the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey meant that some delegations did not arrive in time to perform. They had to be rescheduled.

The subsequent change of the opening ceremony to Sunday afternoon also meant there were performers and delegations who had to shelve their other scheduled performances to be available for the spectacle that took place at Kensington Oval. (NS)

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