The Grenada Carnival is the last of the regional Summer festivals to be cancelled.

Spicemas was due to culminate on August 11.

A release from the Spicemas Corporation said a decision was made to cancel this year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"While great effort has been made by the local authorities to manage the spread of the disease, an event, the size and nature of our carnival, can give rise to the often-touted "second-wave" of COVID-19 and further impact the lives and livelihoods of Grenadians," the release said.

The decision was finalised after discussions with public health officials and stakeholders.

The Corporation said the cancellation will provide the opportunity to prepare for a bigger and better Spicemas in 2021.


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