The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee (VICC) assures the public that plans for VI Carnival 2018 are ongoing. The annual carnival will be held in late March 2018. Despite disruptions caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the committee resumed planning meetings early in December 2017.
Though meetings were postponed in October and November, the committee is guaranteeing that VI Carnival will be as enjoyable as in previous years because of VICC’s early preparations, which began in July 2017.
The committee is currently considering slogan submissions, finalizing the carnival schedule, recruiting contestants and calypsonians, and sourcing sponsors.
The committee is calling on all stakeholders to remain committed to the carnival product by providing their usual participation and support to VICC.
Applications for the VI Carnival Prince and Princess and the VI Carnival Queen are now available. Persons interested in entering the Prince and Princess Competition must submit applications by Dec. 29. For more information, contact J. Nicole Smith (chairperson) at 642-7417.
The application deadline for VI Carnival Queen has been extended until December 23. For more information, contact W. “Champagne” Chandler (chairperson) at 473-7921.
The VI Carnival Calypso Subcommittee is asking all local calypsonians participating in the elimination tent to contact 771-4918.
Persons interested in more updates about VI Carnival 2018 are asked to stay up to date by visiting VICC’s Facebook page.