The St. Vincent Electricity Services (Vinlec), donated Twenty Thousand dollars ($20,000) to this year’s Nine Morning’s Festivities. Vinlec joined the list of sponsors this year, including Bank of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and FLOW, among others.
Speaking at the launch on Sunday at Heritage Square, Chairman of the Nine Mornings Committee, Mr. Orandi Bomani Charles said that the committee has received immense support, financial and technical, from a number of organisations, for which it is grateful.
Cultural Officer, Ms. Maxine Browne reminded the gathering that it is their responsibility to ensure the Nine Mornings Festival continues, “because it is our culture.” Ms. Browne commended the Nine Mornings Committee for their hard work in making the festival a reality.
Minister of Tourism, Sustainable Development and Culture, Hon. Carlos James, said that community participation is an integral part of Nine Mornings and Vincentians should strive to “keep the culture of Nine Mornings alive” among the young people.
Mr. James noted that the Nine Mornings festival is an avenue for bringing people together regardless of differences, consequently, the festival will be temporarily named “The Nine Mornings Village” going forward.
The Nine Mornings Festival begins Friday, 16th December, and runs to Saturday, 24th December, under the theme “Celebrating A Vincentian Unique Tradition.”
SOURCE: Agency For Public Information