Minister Mitchell: North Coast Jazz Benefits Blanchisseuse Community

Local Jazz, turtle watching, movies and a good time in harmony with nature await nationals and visitors alike, who attend this weekend's North Coast Jazz Festival, which is being held for the third year in Blanchisseuse.

It is being hosted by the Blanchisseuse Community Council and LJMJ Promotions from Friday May 24th to Sunday May 26, 2019.

The Ministry of Tourism is one of the event's sponsors. 

Tourism Minister Honourable Randall Mitchell said, "North Coast Jazz and similar initiatives are facilitated under the Ministry's Community-Based Tourism Policy, which encourages and promotes local tourism events throughout the country."

He added: "Such events, not only attract tourists from all parts of the country, but also encourage and promote economic activity and stimulate the overall improvement of the respective communities."

Minister Mitchell said, "North Coast Jazz is growing and continues to be a positive addition to our tourism offerings."

He said, "More people are expected to attend this year's festival, not only to be entertained, but also to participate in turtle-watching, camping, hiking and other sight-seeing activities."

The Tourism Minister noted: "There is also a growing bed and breakfast industry in the Blanchisseuse community as more residents are making their homes available to visitors during the festival weekend."

According to Minister Mitchell, "Shop owners and other small entrepreneurs are expected to benefit economically from the sale of local cuisine and craft during the event."

On Friday May 24th, 2019 patrons will view a movie at Sir Solomon Hochoy Park, Blanchisseuse and later participate in turtle watching. The following day, Saturday May 25th, 2019 is Jazz Night and they will be entertained by local artistes at Sir Solomon Hochoy Park. The festival concludes with a brunch on Sunday May 26th, 2019.

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