PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS January 24, 2013: The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, The Department of Culture and LIME have partnered to advance a local cultural explosion. This will take place in the form of a weekly Fish Fry event that will engage visitors and locals alike.
Several local vendors have signed up to be a part of the weekly event which will take place at the Children’s Park in the Bight each Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30p from January 31, 2013. There will be entertainment by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush and cultural performances.
LIME is the presenting sponsor of the weekly event and General Manager of LIME, Mr. Drexwell Seymour said, “This is an excellent initiative being advanced by the Tourist Board and The Department of Culture. LIME is proud to be a part of this event where visitors would get a taste of our Islands through the music and the food.” He continued, “January 31 also marks a significant milestone in our business as it would be the 115th anniversary of Cable & Wireless being in the Turks & Caicos Islands. We are a part of the Turks & Caicos Islands – its history and LIME is pleased to support this venture.”
Mr. Ralph Higgs, Director of the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board commented, “We are constantly looking for opportunities to give visitors an authentic experience of Turks & Caicos Islands. This event aims to do just that. We want to encourage local restaurants, straw vendors and artisans to be part of this venture. I would like to encourage the local community to come out each week to support it.”
Department of Culture, Director, Mr. David Bowen added that “my department is enthusiastic about joining in this initiative and is happy to support all efforts to showcase our culture.”
Locals are accustomed to attending a weekly fish fry at the various restaurants in Providenciales. This event will allow the restaurants to be in one spot so that there would be greater opportunity for mingling and to enjoy a little of the culture of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Vendors that are signed up for the initial launch are KayJo’s, Upstairs Bar & Grill, Froggie’s on da Beach, Middle Caicos Cafe, Hole in the Wall, Uncle Dough’s Salad Bar, Doreen’s Place, Cactus Bar & Grill, Smokey’s on da Bay, Crackpot Kitchen and Miss Moonie’s. The National Trust is also onboard offering local straw vendors to showcase their wares. Other interested persons should contact Ms. Beryl Charles at the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board on 649-946-4970 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of the event in the upcoming weeks.
The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, Department of Culture and LIME invites everyone to the Children’s Park in the Bight on January 31, 2013 to celebrate the culture of the country with good food, good music and a promo from LIME as the company marks Cable & Wireless’ Anniversary of 115 years. The company is woven through the history of the country and the partnership with the Tourist Board allows others to see the rich history and enjoy the food and sounds of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
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For further information, please contact:
Tourist Board’s contact:
Office: 1 649 946 4970
Mobile:1 649 343 3450
Mobile: 1 649 231 6742