Fete promoters argue their case in Cabinet

RICARDO Drue performs to small crowd at First Fete/July 2021

Cabinet Notes:

Cabinet invited the promoters of fetes to address members on issues raised concerning vaccination and testing for Covid-19, since the announcement made two weeks ago that fetes could be held under specified conditions.


Three promoters shared with Cabinet their conclusions held with other promoters.


They opined that 300 paying patrons attending a fete will not be profitable and have suggested that a larger maximum would be profitable.


The Minister of Cultural Industries proposed a compromise number and that is to be discussed with Health professionals and other stakeholders before Cabinet agrees on a final number.

The promoters proposed that the entire cost of testing be absorbed by government, despite being given all testing kits at no cost.


Employing their own health professionals at a cost of $100 each event was deemed too burdensome.


The promoters argued that in many places, including bars and outdoor entertainment venues, patrons usually exceed the 300-personlimit which the Cabinet was imposing on the fetes.


They argued that fete organizers were restricted to allowing only fully vaccinated persons plus patrons who tested negative within 24 hours prior to, or on the night of, the event, to enter the fete.


Yet, these other unsupervised events had no proof of the vaccination status of their patrons, nor did they test the patrons before entering the bars and entertainment venues.


The promoters argued that their events would not likely be a super-spreader like those others could be.


The Cabinet debunked that argument, promising to ensure that those bars and venues that disobey the law would be pursued more vigorously.

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  1. Still waiting on the Gov’t to implement a policy to control the location of bars & night clubs. I will accept all mouths shall be fed but not at the expense of someone’s ” residential peace “. It is grossly unfair to have either of the two establishments immediately infront or beside where a persons live….. Residents need more respect & tranquility where they live. Ottos, Gray’s Farm, Point & Golden Grove need to be properly vetted.

  2. So wait, government can’t pay salaries and their obligations to creditors on time but these people want government to subsidies their testing cost so people can go get a little winkup and they make a profit?

    • Yup! They don’t want to bear the cost – just make their $$$$ and keep it moving.

      Bunch a SELFISH ppl

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