Another major Caribbean carnival has been cancelled in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 16 April the Barbados cabinet approved a recommendation by the Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports to cancel this year’s Crop Over Festival and National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA).
Crop Over 2020 was scheduled to run from Wednesday 29 July to Tuesday 4 August. Instead, both Crop Over and NIFCA will be replaced by a national training programme in schools and communities, and a wide-reaching campaign both to fund and produce radio, television and digital content.
The programme will be accessible across multiple delivery channels, including the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation.