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COVID-19 Takes The Jam Out Of These Caribbean Carnivals

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. March 20, 2020: No sector is being spared the wrath of the global pandemic that is the coronavirus, especially the entertainment and events sector.

With 15 cases and one death reported in Jamaica, three in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one case in Sint Maarten and three in The Bahamas, the carnivals for Jamaica, St. Thomas and the Bahamas are all now postponed as is the carnival in St. Maarten.

The Bahamas carnival was set for April 30th while the St. Thomas carnival was slated for April 1st. The Jamaica carnival was set for April 19th.

However, in Guyana, no decision has as yet been made on the May 20 to 27 Carnival.


OTHER EVENTS CANCELED


In Barbados, the Vujaday Music Festival.
The Afro Nation in Puerto Rico
The St Lucia Jazz Festival
The Tobago Jazz
The ‘I Am Legend’ concert in Trinidad and Tobago
The BRT Weekend – Jamaica and Turks and Caicos
The Stepping High Festival in Negril, Jamaica (March 20-21, 2020)
The IJAM Music Fest in Orlando, FL – USA (April 4, 2020)
The Alborosie & The Shengen Clan – South America Tour (March/April).
The Love and Harmony Cruise has been rescheduled.
The Soca on the Seas has also been rescheduled because of Royal Caribbean’s ended sailings for the remainder of the month.
The International Cannabis Business Conference, the popular Berlin event, also known as ICBC, was postponed from early April to July 29-31 at the Intercontinental Hotel. It’s unclear whether Jim Belushi and German reggae star Gentleman, who were booked, will appear at the delayed event.

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