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Annual D.C. Caribbean Carnival may not go forward

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 9:30am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual D.C. Caribbean Carnival may not happen in Washington this year because the organization behind it hasn't paid its debts.

The Washington Post reports city officials say they will not sign off on the carnival until event organizers pay off more than $210,000 owed to the city for police and other services provided for the 2010 and 2011 carnivals.

Carnival president Roland Barnes says that as the event's finances stand organizers would not be able to pay back the entire debt and also pay for the coming carnival.

The festival usually takes place in June.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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