Governor Bryan Thanks Residents for Incident-free Weekend After Opening Carnival Village on St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE—Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday morning thanked residents for kickstarting a safe, incident-free Carnival 2019 on St. Thomas.

Governor Bryan, Lt. Governor Roach and other local officials ceremoniously opened the Carnival Village on Friday themed ‘Coggie’s Musical Ville.’ This marked the first time Governor Bryan ceremoniously opened the Carnival Village on St. Thomas for residents and visitors to experience.

“I would like to thank the VIPD, emergency responders and other support organizations for ensuring that we had an incident-free weekend,” Governor 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 a center for the world to experience, as such, Governor Bryan would like to encourage party-goers and revelers to have a safe and responsible Carnival season.