Guyana Carnival: M&CC and HJ Entertainment to collaborate

─ A colourful and cultural extravaganza

─ 800 spots available for sale

─ applications open May 20-24

─ keep environs clean and child-friendly

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The second annual Hits and Jams Entertainment Guyana Carnival parade is set to take place on May 26. The week-long activities will begin on Friday, May 17, with a block party hosted by the entertainment company.

The event will incorporate a Cultural Masquerade aimed at keeping the Guyanese tradition of folklore alive. It is anticipated that there will be a large turnout.

To ensure a smooth flow of events, inclusive of clean environs and child-friendly spaces, the Carnival Committee of Hits and Jams Entertainment has collaborated with the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).

According to the organisers, even though the same plan of action used for Mashramani this year will be used for Carnival, stricter measures will be in place to ensure adequate security crowd, control and solid waste management during and after the events.

The City Constabulary Officers, along with the support of Guyana Police Force (GPF), will be en-route with the Carnival Parade for tight security.

M&CC’s Deputy Director of Solid Waste, Floyd Rollins is encouraging patrons to keep their surroundings child-friendly, especially in the D’Urban park space.

“We would’ve asked that who would be vending not to use glass bottles for beverages, or any illegal substance within the area because we want it to be a child-friendly environment and to also promote a cultural aspect of Guyana.”

M&CC is catering for 800 spots measuring 10 feet by 10 feet. Spots will be sold at affordable prices. Opening for applications of spots is May 20 with the deadline of Friday, May 24.

“The prices for spots are the same as was for Mashramani celebration between $10,000 to $25,000. However, we may have some flexibility, because we know that the Carnival celebration is still new to Guyana. And we want to encourage persons to come out so we might have some amount of flexibility,” Were the words of a hopeful Rollins.

No vending is allowed on Carifesta Avenue or in the vicinity of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). Vending will be allowed from Sandy Babb Street down Irving Street up to Church Street.

Kipenie Jordan.

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