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Ensure adequate restrooms, running water at Sumfest

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

There is no denying that Reggae Sumfest is an important part of our culture and an extraordinarily entertaining event. The 2019 staging of Reggae Sumfest could be described as its largest, so much so that members of the Fire Brigade advised patrons to retract and remove folding chairs in order to facilitate better air flow.

It is part of the stage show culture to bring a folding chair, blanket, ‘reggae bed’ and even a tent to outdoor festivals for the long hours of performances and band changes.

In order to ensure the safety of patrons and workers, it is the responsibility of event organisers to ensure that the number of tickets they sell does not exceed the carrying capacity of the venue.

Event organisers such as those of Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute, with oversight from the Health Department, should also ensure that there are adequate restrooms and running water available to all categories of patrons for the duration of the event in order to maintain a healthy environment.

Kenisha Karram

kenishakarram@gmail.com