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CLINGING TO HOPE: Shenseea organizers still appealing to MOH for concert approval

Local organizers say they need same opportunity as hotels to carry large events

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Organizers of the Shenseea Live in Concert event slated for March 19 said yesterday they continue to be hopeful that the Ministry of Health will approve the event, noting they will “match the protocols of the hotel” and must be afforded the identical opportunities.

The organizers said while they’ll proceed to hunt to dialogue with the ministry, they’ll accept whatever its decision is.

In an interview with Eyewitness News, Raynold Culmer of Guidance said: “As young entrepreneurs and other people within the industry, we feel as if we have now people just like the hotels having big events identical to this right in our backyard and we should always have the opportunity to get entangled as well.

“That’s just how we have a look at it. We don’t think we’re higher than anybody.

“We just feel like we should always be afforded the identical opportunities.

GuidanceMike and GuidanceRay, event organizers of the Shenseea Live in Concert event.

“That’s what we have a look at and that’s why we’re still hopeful in having this event because we are able to match the protocols of the hotel. We are able to hire the people obligatory to get it done.

“We feel like we’re able to doing that and so, again, we’re just being hopeful that the Ministry of Health can hear us out and provides us a shot.”

Each ticket purchase would come with a COVID test.

In keeping with the organizers, sufficient healthcare professionals can be hired to perform testing and ensure “everybody who enters the event is definitely protected”.

There have been criticisms of major resorts having the ability to host concert events, equivalent to Atlantis’ New 12 months’s Doja Cat concert.

The resort on Paradise Island is currently promoting music superstar Sheryl Crow for May 28, 2022, at Casuarina Beach as a part of its Atlantis Live concert series.

Earlier this month, Phluid Factory’s Dexta Daps concert was twice denied approval.

Guidance was one among the named promoters of the event.

Culmer said young Bahamians must be given a “fair likelihood” if all protocols are met.

We didn’t tell her that we weren’t having the concert, so we were still optimistic and being hopeful that it should still occur.

– Event organizers 

Because it pertains to the Shenseea concert, Culmer explained that a deposit was made last yr and March was one among the available dates the Jamaican artist had.

“We figured time would have already passed and this might definitely have been a protected time for us to have the concert,” he said

“We didn’t tell her that we weren’t having the concert, so we were still optimistic and being hopeful that it should still occur.

“She went ahead and posted her tour dates…of where all she can be performing, and after she posted that she can be coming to The Bahamas, everybody began to flow into her post online.

“So, we just principally sent out the save-the-date to say hey, this can be a real event if it may well occur and nothing greater than that.

“That’s why there isn’t any pricing on it or anything greater than just save the date.”

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