All eyes on Miami Carnival

In one month, the city of Miami will be overrun with Caribbean people from the region and the diaspora for Miami Carnival.

The first major Carnival to be held since the pandemic hit the world last year, Miami Carnival is the place to be for Carnival lovers and stakeholders alike.

The event has created much-needed job opportunities for mas designers, soca artistes, event planners, retailers of Carnival-related products, and fete promoters from all over the Caribbean who will be staging fetes in the run-up to the Carnival parade on October 10.

For masqueraders longing for an opportunity to don a costume and jump with wild abandon, and organizers of the event have assured that all precautions will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety amidst the rising COVID-19 rates in Florida.

“As an organization, safety is paramount,” said John Beckford, Chief Marketing Officer of the Miami Broward Carnival One Host Committee.

“We are working closely with the local chief medical officer and officials to make sure that the staging is done with the utmost safety and CDC protocols are in place. To that end what we have set up so far is that everyone needs to wear a mask for entry, this is for everyone including revelers and spectators. We have long been at the forefront at offering a safe environment for families to enjoy Caribbean American heritage so for COVID-19 we will have over 50,000 masks available, there will be personal hand sanitizing bottles at all entry points and sanitizing stations at all events,” he said.

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