On Monday morning, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. thanked residents for kickstarting a safe, incident-free Carnival 2019 on St. Thomas.
On Friday, Gov. Bryan, Lt. Gov. Roach and other local officials ceremoniously opened the Carnival Village, which is named Coggie’s Musical Ville.
“I would like to thank the VIPD, emergency responders and other support organizations for ensuring that we had an incident-free weekend,” Bryan said. “With the Department of Tourism hosting a film crew on St. Thomas to capture the island’s Carnival experience, keeping our annual celebration safe and hitch free will encourage visitors to return and provide a necessary boost the territory’s tourism product.”
The governor is encouraging residents to attend events like the Food, Arts and Crafts Fair, set for Wednesday, and the Children’s Parade on St. Thomas this Friday. This year, Carnival on St. Thomas will be front and center for the world to experience, as such, Bryan would like to encourage party-goers and revelers to have a safe and responsible Carnival season.