Castries, Saint Lucia: The Deputy Prime Minister and the Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information Minister – Ernest Hilaire, has announced that reviewing process of agencies to participate in the Mass Crowd Events Approval process.
The Tourism Minister further assured that this year, as the Jazz and Arts Festival has been hosted after a break of two (2) years, the Festival will be more exciting, and people will see a more efficient, joyous and effective environment.
The social media post by the Minister of Tourism read, “On the morning of February 2, 2023, we continued the review process with the different agencies who are part of the Mass Crowd Events Approval process.”
Furthermore, he promised that as the country gears up for what is promising to be an exciting year for events with the return of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival and an even bigger Carnival season, the government must streamline and create an efficient and effective environment for these events. “However, we must ensure that we protect the health and safety of the patrons and the wider public,” the post by the minister noted.
According to the tourism authority of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will return to the shore of the nation on May 5 and will conclude on May 14. The Festival will be celebrated after the hiatus due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Saint Lucia Jazz Festival was first launched in 1992 and since then has emerged as one of the famous festivals.
As per the update shared by the authority, the Festival’s lineup of headline performers will include legendary multiple Grammy Award Winner Shaggy and iconic, multiple Grammy Award Winner Sting, plus more than one dozen globally recognized stars of jazz, soca, gospel, reggae, zouk and pop music.
Other featured performers will include two-time Latin Grammy Winner Gustavo Casenave, 16-time Grammy Award Winner Kirk Franklin, Jamaican dancehall stars Barrington Levy and Buju Banton and Saint Lucian artist Luther Francois.