As you may be aware, on Wednesday, March 11, the Minister and the Ministry of Health announced that St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded it first confirmed Coronavirus case and hence the entire country was put on a state of heightening alert and vigilance.
This means that we must be our brother’s keeper and take all precautionary measures, adhere to official guidelines, bulletins and advice to save lives and to protect the health and safety of our people and communities in light of
the Covid-19 pandemic.
We must conduct ourselves, business and activities with prudence and good sense as responsible citizens, cooperate and community leaders.
Being the responsible committees that we are and after assessing available information, the community feedback and discussing the evolving situation with the relevant and key stakeholders, major sponsors and other stakeholders, we have decided out of an abundance of caution and wisdom to cancel the Flow Bequia Easter 2020 and the Bequia Sparrows Premium Rum Easter Regatta.
We will continue to monitor the developing situation and accordingly, we are committed to the hosting of an appropriate event once the state of affairs would allow.
The Bequia Onshore Activities Management Committee (BOAMC) and the Bequia Sailing Club takes its responsibility seriously.
The ambition to improve services, ensure equality of access for its diverse communities, improve the quality of life of all citizens and to encourage people to be involved fully in the economic, spiritual, cultural, social and community life of Bequia is not an inconsequential matter.
Principally, our desire is the preservation of community values, culture and identity, health, safety and wellbeing.
The BOAMC and the Regatta Committee sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused and will announce once practical the new event dates when the information is available.