SCDF, promoter cancels African concert due to Ebola concerns

The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced on Monday that it has cancelled the African themed concert on the Carnival 2015 schedule. The SCDF said the move is a precautionary one in light of the current Ebola outbreak the world is dealing with.

SCDF said the promoter of the night is in agreement and will now stage a concert with a different genre of music. The concert would have been the first African themed concert in Carnival and would have featured artists from Ebola affected regions.

“Though Carnival is in April 2015 and we do not know what the situation will be then, we decided to err on the side of caution. Or, in laymans terms, better safe than sorry. We rather over react than to be faced with a situation we could have prevented. We are pleased that the promoter was of the same frame of mind and did not hesitate to cooperate and agree with this decision,” the SCDF said.

“Per usual, Carnival lovers can expect a terrific show in its place. St. Maarten’s Carnival is known for quality International shows and the replacement concert will maintain that same quality,” the SCDF concluded.