SVG, Vincy Mas 2012

CEO defends CDC’s continued use of Bajan lighting firm

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) has defended its decision to continue to use a company from Barbados to provide lighting at Vincy Mas shows.

APS Sales and Lighting will provide lighting at the CDC’s Vincy Mas 2012 shows, the fifth or sixth year that firm has been doing so, Chief Executive Officer Ashford Wood of the CDC, Ashford Wood told I-Witness News on Monday.

The Barbadian company has once again been awarded the contract but Wood acknowledged that local companies have been developing their lighting systems.

“To begin with, we have been using this company for the past five, six years. We have not had a problem with them,” Wood told I-Witness News.

“We know there are one or two local companies that have been developing their lighting system and when they make the necessary representation and we think we are comfortable with them, we will give them the necessary consideration.

“But until such time, we prefer to use the company that we have been using for the past five, six years, and with whom we are most comfortable,” the CDC executive further said.

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4 thoughts on “CEO defends CDC’s continued use of Bajan lighting firm

  1. Why not put it out to tender, with tight specifications and performance penalties written into a contract. We should be giving SVG providers at least a fair chance.

    Posted by Peter | June 19, 2012, 07:56
  2. IF CDC STOP POCKETING SO MUCH MONEY THEN THEY CAN AFFORD LIGHTS.IN 2012 YOU WANT TO TELL ME YOU CANT AFFORD LIGHTS? SHAMEFUL!

    Posted by Jason | June 20, 2012, 22:27
  3. JASON, did you read the article?

    Your such an embarrassment to SVG.

    Posted by Peter | June 21, 2012, 22:39
  4. BY NOT PUTTING THE LIGHTING OUT TO TENDER, PEOPLE ARE LEFT TO THINK THE WORST, IT LEAVES THE WHOLE PROCESS OPEN TO ABUSE.

    Posted by Peter | June 25, 2012, 21:56

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