Jamaica’s entertainment industry may be fully back in business this summer. The island much like the rest of the Caribbean and world at large had their entertainment sector on bed rest since May 2020 since mass crowd activities could result in additional cases of positive coronavirus cases among the population. The sector is one grouping which has been hit hardest by the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamaica’s Minister of Entertainment and Culture Olivia’ Babsy’ Grange during her Parliament speech revealed that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will make an announcement on June 22 regarding the reopening of the sector. As they seemingly prepare for the sector’s reopening, the Ministry of Culture is engaging in consultations with entertainment practitioners and various other ministries that would be involved in ensuring a smooth reopening. Miss Grange added that the government is also working on securing entertainment venues where events can be held with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols. According Urban Islandz the government has not announced an official reopening date for the entertainment industry, and that the Prime Minister is looking to give Jamaicans the green light for some summer festivities.
SAINT LUCIANS WE SOON AWAIT OUR TURN, FOR NOW WE CAN CROSS OUR FINGERS THAT THIS VIRTUAL CARNIVAL IS INDEED HAPPENING. BECAUSE SUMMER …. WE MISS YOU.