Jamaica Carnival 2009 Cancelled

The Jamaica Carnival 2009 is the latest victim of the global financial crisis: the cancelation of the event that was about to happen next weekend (April 17-19) is now confirmed!
According to the organisation committee, 80% of Jamaica Carnival events depend heavily on sponsors and financial support. Due to the financial crisis it proofed impossible to raise enough funds for this year’s carnival. Furthermore the Jamaican Carnival has lost its founder and one of its strongest supporters in person of Byron Lee who died recently.
The next Jamaica Carnival is scheduled for 2011.
Sources: BBC, The Lime