By: Suzell Wray
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Manchester, Jamaica- Vice-President of Student Services and Social Affairs for the United Student Movement (USM), Nicole McFarlane says the anticipated Culture Vibes concert has been cancelled due to late planning and financial constraints.
She made the revelation during an interview with the Trumpet on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
“The event was cancelled because of lack of adequate planning and also because the United Student Movement does not have enough funds to cover all the expenses.”
In an interview on Topics on the Hill, November 19, 2020, McFarlane had shared that the annual event would have been a hybrid staging.
She now explained that after communicating with the USM Finance sector, she was advised that coupled with the lack of resources to host the event, the concert would not have been pooling in much-needed revenue.
The Computer Science Major further explained that a substitute for the event could not be facilitated, but she plans to continue season 2 of the movement’s personal development program, ‘Master the Change’ and a ‘Weekly Pull-Up’ Initative.
“Weekly Pull-Up is where on a weekly basis, we will have giveaways, heated discussions, drop-by guests, competitions, Trivia questions and games.”
She also added that a revamped ‘Battle of the Dorms’ is also in the pipeline.
The reign of the USM 2020-2021 regime will culminate on July 31, which will make way for the Brivette-led regime.