Carnival 2022 remains possible says PM

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Carnival 2022 remains possible says PM

There is still a possibility that Carnival 2022 can take place.

So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

During his media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s on Saturday, Rowley said that some elements of Carnival could take place this year once proper health protocols are in place.

He said large gatherings which have become common with Carnival celebrations over the years cannot be held, given the current state of the covid19 pandemic and the rising threat of the omicron covid19 variant.

According to the PM: “It will be numerically smaller, because we do not want to have the gatherings.”

Rowley said the Community Development Ministry; Tourism, Culture and the Arts Ministry and other stakeholders will meet this week to discuss what format Carnival 2022 will take.

Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Randall Mitchell previously stated that the idea for Carnival 2022 involves predetermined, pre-approved covid19 safe-zone venues.