Calypsonian Ignatius “ De Invader” Tisson has announced plans to boycott a calypso show that is set for the National Cultural Centre (NCC) this weekend.
De Invader made this comment on News Pin this morning.
When contacted for a comment, the calypsonian said he would not like to make any further remarks.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that De Invader’s comment comes in light of reports that calypsonians requests for an early payment, to assist with the preparations for the finals, were denied.
The Saint Lucia Association of Registered Tents (START) Communication Officer Cecil Charles declined to comment, but instead referred this publication to De Invader.
Reports are that START has told the calypsonians that they will receive payments until next week.
Other Artists Representing Themselves (ART) members and veteran calypsonians such as: Educater, Mary G and Menelle “Minelle” Delice are also in solidarity with De Invader.
SNO understands that it will be communicated to the calypsonians before the end of today, whether they will be able to receive a part payment or not.