School of Music to be moved to CARIFESTA Sports Complex
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. says the CARIFESTA Sports Complex is being renovated to meet the needs of students enrolled in the National School of Music.
The Minister made this disclosure during the Consideration of Estimates for Budget 2020 last week.
In the interim, “The person who deals with the National School of Music has been working with the groups who had been using the original building,” he related.
In August, Minister Ramson had disclosed that the institution would be relocated to allow the Ministry of Labour to utilise the Brickdam building. Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton had said the space the Ministry was using was too small to conduct its functions. The relocation would allow the Ministry to be adequately equipped.
Minister Ramson assured the House they were not abandoning the Music School. He said the recording studio would continue to function from the Brickdam location while the other programmes would be relocated. He added that the decision could be revisited should either the Labour Ministry or the School find a more suitable location.