History And Heritage Committee Scale Back Month Of Activities Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 27th, 2021 (ZIZ News) As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an effect on businesses within the tourism industry, the History and Heritage Committee has decided to significantly scale back activities to commemorate History and Heritage month.
This was revealed by Chairman of the committee, Percival Hanley during an interview with ZIZ news.
He noted that the shutdown of the tourism industry during the lockdown period last year contributed to there being a lack of funds to host activities this year.
“Because of Covid-19, we as the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society have little to no income as a result…because of the literal closure of the tourism industry which was our life line, we don’t have the capability of putting it on. We use to do it as what we call a community outreach event because every year we have a few events that we involve the community and it’s a spend for us in other words we don’t earn anything from it but we put it on to engage he public in our activities but this year unfortunately we don’t have any income to do so.”
The committee has opted to host their signature event which is the Probyn Innis Memorial Lecture which will be held virtually.
Hanley said the links are posted to the University of the West Indies Open Campus Facebook page.
The lecture will be on Tuesday March 7th at 7pm.