Professional Promoters Inc., the organizers of Flow TV Inception Fete 10:Toast, wishes to advise its patrons, sponsors, artists, volunteers, other stakeholders and the general public that the venue for this year’s event is now The Flow Grounds, Needsmust, Basseterre.
This change has become necessary due to the fact that, despite previously being given permission to use the Frigate Bay Lawn by Mr Slieh Boncamper, General Manager of the Frigate Bay Development Corporation, we have recently been advised that the Board of Directors of the said Corporation has now retracted such permission.
While we recognize and respect the right of the Board of Directors, as a public body, to exercise its discretion in making decisions regarding the use of its property, we expect that this discretion will be exercised in a completely fair, impartial and proper manner. We are therefore extremely disappointed that, according to our very credible information, the decision taken by the Board of Directors was subject to political considerations and interference by the political directorate.
Our disappointment is further exacerbated by the fact that the Board of Directors of the Corporation has repeatedly granted permission to other organizations to hold similar entertainment activities at the same venue including but not limited to Independence Concerts, Soca Revenge and Latin Festival, the latter of which was held there as recent as October this year. Further, each of these events featured musical entertainment that lasted into the early hours of the following morning.
We are therefore concerned that the same criteria and considerations were not applied in arriving at the decision to revoke the permission for use of the Frigate Bay Lawn, notwithstanding that we had already obtained police permission to play music at the said venue during the hours of 9pm to 9am on December 28, 2019.
It is noteworthy that this revocation of permission comes on the heel of a previous revocation of permission by the Ministry of Sport for us to host Inception Fete 10 at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.
We wish to emphasize that on both occasions we followed the proper procedure and obtained permission from the appropriate authorities, acted on the strength of the said permission and organized our affairs accordingly, only for the said permission to be unceremoniously pulled from under our feet.
However, we wish to assure the general public that despite the circumstances outlined herein, we are completely focused on delivering the most enjoyable and fun filled all-inclusive Inception Fete ever, at the extremely spacious and attractive Flow Grounds, on December 28, 2019. We invite everyone to Toast with us as FlowTV Inception Fete celebrates ten (10) years of insane feting.