VIBE during the Rise and Shine Tramp in Road Town, 2016
Photo Credit: BVI Platinum News
Local entertainers will have a hearing with Culture Minister, Hon. Myron Walwyn later this month to discuss performing in neighboring USVI.
Minister Walwyn is holding the meeting following successful negotiations with the USVI Government to allow local acts a waiver to perform in USVI governmental and carnival activities, without having to apply for the expensive P1 Visa.
The meeting, where the topic will be discussed, will be held on Thursday, March 23 at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports conference room at 5:00pm.
The agreement was confirmed following a meeting on February 8, 2017 between Homeland Security, Lt. Governor Osbert Potter and members of the USVI carnival committees.
Further, on Friday March 10, Minister Walwyn met with Lt. Governor Potter to discuss the details of the waiver.
Also present at that meeting were Mr. Bobby Thomas, Vice Chairman of the St. Thomas Carnival Committee and Mr. Trefor Grant, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee.