Spokesperson for health for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jenny Simon has given a serious tongue-lashing to the organisers of Elevate ll Fete.
The fete, which was organised by WG Promotions and featured local and Trinidadian Entertainers, took place at Port Louis Lawn from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday morning.
Simon used last Sunday’s NDC Heartbeat Weekly Programme to lash out at what she felt was the insensitivity of the people behind the fete, Wayne Greene and Neil Duncan.
However, she said she is not laying the blame at the footsteps of the promoters, as they would have had to apply to the authorities for permission to host the event that started from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and ran up to 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Simon noted that permission was granted for the fete at the expense of the sick who lay on their beds at the St. George’s General Hospital.
A strip of seawater separates Port Louis from the island’s main hospital.
Simon called on the authorities including the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to refrain in the future from granting permission for amplified music to be played at the Port Louis location.
“Please put things in place to protect the sick and the suffering,” she said.
The female Deputy Chairperson of Congress recalled having to address a similar problem when the Pure Grenada Musical Festival was held.
“I have no malice when it comes to entertainment or to the promoters of entertainment,” she said.
“To my friends, elevate somewhere else until such time,” she added.