St Kitts: SKNNCC cancels wet down events amid water shortages

St Kitts and Nevis are currently undergoing a severe water shortage on the Island. The Minister of Public Utilities, which includes the water services department, has given out a detailed statement wherein he informed the people of St Kitts and Nevis that they are going through a national water crisis.

In light of the severe water shortage crisis that the nation is currently going through, the St Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) has decided to eliminate all “Wet Down” activities. The Wet Down activities are customarily associated with the J’ouvert, Grand Parade, and Last Lap events of the national carnival.


As a responsible entity, St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) supports the efforts initiated by the water services department of St Kitts in preserving water at such times as when the reserves are stretching to their capacity.

Further, St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee have clarified that the water truck providers are not using potable water. However, National Carnival Committee wants to refrain from promoting water wastage.

At the same time, St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee took to their social media account to apologize to the carnival revellers. Meanwhile, they urged the people to save water in these trying times.

The SKNNCC further revealed that they are aware that the “Wet Down” is a very popular part of street activities. The organizing committee of the Sugar Mas extended their strong support towards the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Utilities in their quest to preserve this most precious commodity for survival: water.

The Steet Activities of the Sugar Mas 51 start with the J’ouvert, which the SKNNCC will host on Monday, December 26. The Caribbean Galaxy Junior Parade will follow the event on Saturday, December 31. Finally, the Grand Parade and Last Lap
on January 2 and 3, 2023, will conclude the street festivities.

The nation is celebrating the most renowned carnival, Sugar Mas 51 under the theme, “CELEBRATE AS ONE FOR SUGAR MAS 51.”


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