In the spirit of true national development, the TOXIK Nation carnival band welcomes the announcement by Tourism and Creative Industries Minister Honorable Lorne Theophilus that his ministry is actively engaged in early preparations for Saint Lucia Carnival 2013.
In a media interview, the minister said the intention this year is to eliminate recurring problems which have hampered the growth of carnival.
TOXIK Nation is elated at the efforts of the minister and his team as we view early preparation as key to the success and development of Saint Lucia’s greatest cultural showcase.
Band Leader Jason Hullingseed says the minister’s comments are also in sync with TOXIK Nation’s approach for 2013.
“The executive of TOXIK Nation is extremely pleased with the minister’s comments and the seriousness being attached to carnival preparations by the Creative Industries Ministry. This approach we believe is a positive shift from the traditional norm and augers well for development of culture across the board. As a major stakeholder in carnival, TOXIK Nation shares a similar mandate with that of the Creative Industries Ministry and this year we have also started our planning very early to ensure a successful carnival. So we commend Minister Lorne Theophilus and his team for sharing the vision of TOXIK Nation and beginning early preparations.”
TOXIK Nation is also willing to present its team for an audience with the Ministry of the Creative Industries to discuss plans and share ideas which we believe can lend to improving the carnival product.
Our services and team members are available for use in the marketing of carnival by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and other agencies.
According to the band leader, such collaborations with state agencies and representative bodies is critical for national development.
“No one agency or individual holds a monopoly on ideas which can aid in the development of Saint Lucia whether in the field culture, education or any other sector. As a youthful and innovative band we have several ideas which we are willing to share with carnival organizers for their consideration.
“We have a very active marketing approach and that is one area we can possible lend assistance. In addition, TOXIK Nation is the only band promoting carnival year around though Bacchanal By the Bay, which returns on Sunday, February 3 at Vigie beach; such events can go a long way in helping the Ministry of the Creative Industries and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and other partners get their message out to a large audience very early. So as a team we are available at any time to meet with the Minister and his team as we all aim to promote a very active and vibrant carnival.”
This year TOXIK Nation is celebrating its sixth anniversary and will portray as its theme “A Global Fantasy”.
The band will play mass with eight sections in what is promised to be “A Limitless Experience”.