2017 Emancipation Festival Cancelled

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | August 08, 2017 6:57 pm AST | 0 Comment
Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter
August 08, 2017 6:57 pm AST | 0 Comment
Photo Credit: Clifton Skelton/BVI Platinum News
Photo Credit: Clifton Skelton/BVI Platinum News
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The remaining activities scheduled for this year's 2017 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival have been cancelled.

Word from Lynette Harrigan, Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee, indicated that a decision made by the executive body of the committee, in conjunction with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), led to the cancellation of the remaining activities.

Harrigan said, "After the assessment of the damages incurred due to the storm, and in consultation with DDM about the rest of the week's forecast, the committee made a conscious decision to postpone the activities in East End and Carrot Bay."

The cancellation affects the Rise and Shine Tramp that was scheduled for tomorrow morning, August 9, as well as the other activities scheduled for the East End and Carrot Bay festivals.

However, Harrigan noted that a grand event will be organized to host the artistes affected by the cancellation. Information on this will be provided in the coming days.

The committee used this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Pevious Article Published August 8 - EE/LL Village Postponed; Tramp On For Tomorrow

The official opening and entertainment scheduled for the East End/Long Look Festival Village tonight, August 8, has been postponed due to conditions across the Territory, following the passage of a Tropical Wave.

This information was disseminated today by Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee, Ms. Lynette Harrigan.

This year's EE/LL Festival Village will be named in honor of Mrs. Alda Dawson-Lettsome.

Dexta Daps, Jamaican dancehall artiste was scheduled to headline tonight, alongside Fay Anne Lyons, Bunji Garlin, Sanchez and others.

In light of this, the committee noted that persons who already purchased tickets for this evening's event should contact individual committee members for refunds.

In response to questions as to the cancellation of the artistes and whether or not they will merge with other performers later this week, Ms. Harrigan told BVI Platinum News, "The artistes will return on a later date for a special event by the committee."

In the meantime, the committee has noted that the Rise and Shine Tramp scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 9, is still on as scheduled, beginning at 3:00 am. Music will be provided by Kylo, Stylee Band alongside BDJ and VIBE.

The events for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta will also go according to plan.
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