Grenada has officially cancelled its 2020 Carnival celebrations saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of COVID-19 and further impact socio-economic growth there.
Spicemas 2020 was scheduled to launch on May 2 but the corporation announced the cancellation of the launch event after Grenada declared a state of emergency on March 25.
The Carnival celebrations traditionally run from the date of the launch to the second Tuesday in August.
Organisers Spicemas Corporation said it is confident that it is has taken the right decision to safeguard public health and safety.
“We are optimistic that the cancellation provides an extended timeframe for us to plan and execute a bigger and better Spicemas 2021,” it said in a statement. “We look forward to your eager support and whole-hearted involvement in making Spicemas 2021, the biggest and best ever.”
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