BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE Minister of Tourism with Responsibility for Music Festival, the Hon. Lindsay Grant, has commended a large number of individuals and thanked the security forces for the success achieved at this year’s Music Festival.
Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Monthly Press Conference on Tuesday (Jul. 2), Grant said: “I want to commend Damian Hobson as the Chairman of the Music Festival, his Committee and the hundreds of volunteers for the tireless work they had done to make sure that the 2019 St. Kitts Music Festival was a success.”
He also took the opportunity to thank the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force for the preservation of peace and good order during the three-night event.
Grant declared that in the history of the St. Kitts Music, this year was the most successful and that in a matter of days the public would be informed on how well it has done.
“The facts speak for themselves that the 2019 St. Kitts Music Festival was the most successful Festival that we had over the 23 years. And some time, maybe in the next two weeks, we will certainly have a press conference to bring the entire data to the listening public to indicate how well the St. Kitts Music Festival would have done. We will bring you the data of the specific numbers of patrons that we had, and at this point I want to thank the patrons for coming out and lending their support.”
He reminded reporters present and listeners to the press conference what Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris said about local business entities.
“You must also recognise that you would have heard the Prime Minister earlier said that we had 50 businesses that would have benefitted. These are the important things that we have to recognise, the economic spill-off from the St. Kitts Music Festival.”
During his opening remarks, PM Harris said: “The hotels had a big boost in stay-over arrivals and car rental agencies were overbooked...I am advised that over 50 local businesses, employing 300 persons, have benefitted directly from this year’s Music Festival.”