by Donella D Hosten
Former Minister for Culture, Brenda Hood, announced that the Government of Grenada is ‘very proud of the Pure Grenada Music Festival,’ and they are in full support of the 3-day event which is scheduled for 13-15 April 2018.
Government has agreed to invest $300,000 for the 2018 PGMF, $100,000 more than was invested for the 2017 PGMF, as the promoters of the event proposed to the government more funding was necessary for the 2018 Festival, and that government wants it to be ‘the best in the region.’
The announcement was made during the launch of the 3rd annual Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF), which was held on Monday, 23 October 2017 at Venus Club in Grand Anse. According to Hood, during her tenure as Minister for Culture, she felt it was important and necessary to support such a venture, especially since it provided a platform for young Grenadian artistes.
Despite the current challenges government is facing, Hood said, “Government believes that we do have a responsibility to give support to [one of a kind] initiatives just like this.”
Hood urged other persons to bring forth their ideas to government, as events like these create ‘employment for our young people,’ and government cannot do it alone. “We want to see more and more of this happening,” she said.