Promoters of Public Events Must Obtain a Festival Licence to hold Public Events

"The Act commences on the date of the launch of carnival by the SMC and ends on the Sunday after the second Tuesday in August"

 

St. George’s, Grenada – Thursday 5th May 2022.  Spicemas 2022 was launched on April 29th 2022, as a result the legislation takes effect from April 29th 2022 until Sunday August 14th 2022.

“According to the Spicemas Corporation (Amendment) Act 8 of 2017, no person shall hold a carnival festival or activity at any time during the carnival period unless the person obtains a Licence.”

It therefore means, all persons desirous of hosting any carnival-related or festive activity must first obtain a Carnival Festival Licence from the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) before applying to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for permission to play amplified music.

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The process starts by first filling out an application form which cost $10.00. Everyone holding events must first visit the SMC office and file an application. The application will be evaluated and the licensing fee for ticketed events will be based on guidance in law 5% of ticket sales. Non-ticketed events will be evaluated on the information provided in the application to determine the cost of the Licence.

Again, the carnival period according to the Act commences on the date of the launch of carnival by the SMC and ends on the Sunday after the second Tuesday in August.

To obtain application forms for events contact Spicemas Corporation on 440-0621 or email: reception@spicemasgrenada.com

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