Premier says no jamming but Culturama minister and director says Emancipation Celebration set for next week

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS, July 29, 2020 (BHC Media) – The Premier of Nevis Honourable Mark Brantley published today that residents should be reminded that Culturama has been cancelled this year due to the risks of Covid-19 that is still very much with us and he urged our people to be vigilant and protect themselves and each other.

“There will therefore be no jamming and no permission has been sought for any such activity. Any weekend activity on Nevis will be fully Covid-19 compliant and all safeguards and protocols will be adhered to.” said Mr. Brantley

However the Executive Director of the Nevis Culturama Secretariat, Mr. Antonio “Abonaty” Liburd mentioned in an interview that “the Nevis Island Administration has put together two (2) days of activities Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th to commemorate the Emancipation Day weekend. Now, these activities would span over two (2) days and the activities are being dubbed Emancipation celebration,”.

Mr. Liburd was speaking in relation to the upcoming public holidays here in St. Kitts & Nevis, next Monday August 3rd and Tuesday August 4th.

In April 2020, Minister of Culture here on Nevis, the Hon. Eric Evelyn, announced that because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Culturama 2020 (Culturama 46) or (C46) was cancelled and rescheduled to July 22nd to August 3rd 2021.

Mr. Liburd explained what will transpire, during the two days.

“For the two days: On Monday, the activity will begin at 7:00 a.m. We will be constructing a stage in the region of the D.R. Walwyn Plaza and we will have electronic bands and DJ’s performing on Monday from 7:00 a.m. up until around 1:30 p.m.”

He continued with this information.

“On Tuesday between 10 and 12 noon, we will have music being provided by the DJ’s between 12 and 4, we are partnering with the Department of Culture on St. Kitts and they are going to be sending over a host of Cultural Acts – they have masquerades, mummy’s, the bull, Primary School actors and the clowns. They are going to be coming over from St. Kitts and they are going to provide the entertainment between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday 4th August and then we will go back into the Electronic Bands and the DJ’s between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. of that evening.”

This media house took note that the Premier said tonight on his ‘On the Mark’ show that there will be no loud music in Charlestown, however Mr Liburd clearly said days ago that there will be “entertainment between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday 4th August and then we will go back into the Electronic Bands and the DJ’s between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. of that evening.”

Will there be loud music or not? Will persons be dancing to loud music in Charlestown next week Monday and Tuesday? If persons dance will they dance 3 to 6 feet apart? Will revelers wear mask while dance? These are all serious questions that need to be answered. But time will unravel the answers to these pertinent questions. This is BHC Media reporting.

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