By Makeida Antonio
Officials have confirmed that the Barbuda Caribana Festival is still on for this holiday weekend.
OBSERVER media has been persistent in its efforts to reach out to the Caribana Committee for information about this year’s festival, which culminates on Whit Monday, June 10th, given that the island is still not 100 percent rebuilt following the destruction of Hurricane Irma in 2017.
However, a member of the Festivals Commission in Antigua told OBSERVER media that as far as they are aware, the Caribana festival is on schedule to take place.
A member of the Caribana Committee, Yannick Beazer, also indicated that the ferry has made at least three trips between Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 7th June after the opening of the annual festival, which was scheduled for Thursday 6th June, was postponed.
Meanwhile, according to reliable sources, at least one staple on the Caribana calendar is still carded as a number of race horses have already left the mainland to participate in races on the sister isle.
But OBSERVER media was unable to confirm whether or not any of the usual events such as the Caribana Queen Show or Calypso Monarch Competition will be staged.