PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is inviting all band leaders, troupe leaders, sponsors of troupes and jump-up bands to a mandatory meeting on Tuesday evening, March 19. The meeting will be held at the SCDF office on Illidge Road at 6:30pm.
President of the SCDF Alston Lourens on Monday explained that although meetings were held with all of the above parties weeks ago, the foundation thought it crucial to call this mandatory meeting following the Causeway Jump-Up on Saturday night.
He said that everyone must be on the same page when it comes to living up to obligations and following rules and regulations. “The excitement for Carnival is very high and sometimes there is the urge to do a little extra, but we have to make sure that we are all in line. We stressed this before, but moving forward we felt the need to re-iterate it again,” Lourens said.