There is a new structure in place for the design and management of St. Lucia Carnival going forward. The Soleil Events committee says, Carnival remains a very significant festival, which touches the length and breadth of St. Lucia.
The arrangement in place for Carnival 2017 is that the conceptualization and design of the broad carnival product will continue to be handled by the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF). The CDF is supported in its effort by a Carnival Advisory Committee headed by and with representation from the Calypso Tents, the Steel Bands Association and the Carnival Bands Association. The Events Company of St. Lucia, assumes the responsibility of producing Soca Monarch Semis and Finals, Calypso Semis and Finals, Kiddies Carnival and of course the two major parade days. Government will this year pump more money into carnival, with an increase in prize monies.