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Xmas on DeCastro Street on; to be scaled down – City Manager

City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards. File photo

City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards has announced that while the yearly observance, Christmas on DeCastro Street will be on show this year, persons should expect to see a significant scale down in activities.

This is because sponsors and regular participants to the show are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma, the city manager explained.

“We plan to do Christmas on DeCastro Street [but], it will not be in the same grand scale as we normally do it, because one, we have come to realize that lot of people don’t have a lot of money they used to do it.”

“Two, we don’t have the sponsorship that we normally would have, because some of the places that sponsor us have had damages too, we have to take that into consideration,” said Braithwaite-Edwards.

According to Brathwaite-Edwards, while the event will not be as grand, it is important that the spirit of Christmas be felt.

“We are trying to do something because we feel that we still need to ring in the Christmas with the Christmas spirit. So we decided that we will do something this year.”

When pressed for details on what persons can expect from this year’s celebration she informed that “the finite details are not yet complete,” as meetings with the stakeholders are ongoing

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  1. peewee says:

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    When is this supposed to happen?

  2. strupes says:

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    Do you see any main street/DeCastro street coming anytime soon? just cancel the stupid thing. People are hurting and in need of serious assistance. Instead of looking for sponsors or wasting Government funds, why not create a drive on main street to assist with painting of buildings, road paving etc to make us feel like we are in the BVI again. To be frank, I feel like I am in Haiti…..

    • Son of the Soyal says:

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      what’s wrong with Haiti? I love Haiti

    • .. says:

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      Tis true, long ago that is what Christmas meant, clean up, paint up your place and get new things for the home so you could welcome guests and serenaders. Maybe serenading will come back this Christmas. You know you all miss it.

  3. Albion says:

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    Christmas on Main Street was a great success originally, but once it got hijacked and moved to De Castro Street it just became big, impersonal and not much fun. Trying to push it again this year feels like whipping a dead horse.

  4. Chance says:

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    Do a prayer meeting instead.

  5. Online Now says:

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    Who really has money for or wants to buy all that cheap crap they sell there. Now if it is focussed on food, drink, entertainment and the Christmas spirit, then fair enough.

  6. christian says:

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    De Castro Street was not a good venue for this. Let’s take it to the Pier Park which is pedestrianised and has the space and parking for it.

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