The British Virgin Islands is being promoted to expect
Buju, who spent the last eight years in a United States prison, will be performing at the festival village in Road Town on June 15 as part of his Long Walk To Free Tour around the Caribbean and Germany.
A boost to local tourism is expected since event organisers have invited visitors from North and South America, as well as persons in surrounding islands to attend the show, which is part of Buju’s first tour since his release from prison last December.
“The benefits to the BVI’s economy cannot be discounted as an influx of visitors will absolutely bring business to our hotel and guest houses, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, taxi services, and much more. With an event of this magnitude, the entire territory wins,” said local event promoter Kenny Thompson of KT Productions.
“This event is poised to be one of the biggest events to hit the shores of the BVI,” Thompson added. “Not only can patrons expect a spectacular concert performance from Buju Banton but they also have the opportunity to indulge in an entire weekend of exciting activities, especially our visiting guests from overseas.
The weekend of activities are to include a welcome party and a Father’s Day beach party, Thompson said.
He said organisers, in the meatime, have begun ‘working with local hotels, Customs and Immigrations agents, ferry operators, and several airlines’ to ensure persons have the “most enjoyable” visitor experience while in the BVI.
Buju, whose given name is Mark Myrie, will begin his tour in his homeland Jamaica this month before moving on to The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Suriname, the BVI, St Kitts, and Germany.
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