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Couva J’ouvert gets boost from Venture
Venture Credit Union is continuing its sponsorship of J’Ouvert celebrations for Couva Carnival 2014 to the tune of $15,000 which will go toward cash prizes for the top three bands in the competition.
In a release, vice president Desmond Baxter said that the credit union was happy to support Couva J’Ouvert for the seventh straight year when he handed over a cheque yesterday to Ramchand Rajbal Maraj, Chairman of the Couva Carnival Committee.
“J’Ouvert is a major ingredient in carnival and Venture is committed to supporting the Couva Carnival Committee in developing and keeping alive this traditional art form in the central region,” Baxter explained.
Rajbal Maraj thanked Venture for its generous support over the years, noting that the organisation was one of the few which have been regular partners with Couva Carnival. “We are grateful for the assistance as we strive to offer better cash incentives to the masqueraders to keep mas alive in Couva,” Rajbal Maraj noted.