By Jeané Neal
Miami Broward Carnival changing dates? Oh goooosh, it looks like everyone ah ketch heart attack. If you haven’t heard the latest news, then where have you been hiding?! Caribbean social media has been on fire for the last 24 hours. For those of you who have not heard, Miami Broward ONE Carnival has decided to move the date to October 19th 2014 due to conflicting dates with a Dolphins vs. Packers game.
Unfortunately, this was definitely not foreseen and has caused an uproar. Plane tickets and venues have been booked. Hotels have also been reserved. Miami Carnival has been one of the biggest carnivals in North America since the 80s and the tradition has held it on Columbus Day weekend for the last 30 years.
BCCI, Broward Caribbean Carnival Inc, has also made an announcement stating that they WILL continue to keep Carnival on October 12th. This is not the first time a split took place. It is hard to keep up as there are several sides to the story, which is leaving performers, bands, masqueraders, and vendors in limbo. We will keep you posted as this story continues to develop.