St Mary Mi Come From, the annual stage show promoted by reggae star Capleton, has been cancelled for this year. The event, which was first held in 2000 and has been devoted to giving back to charitable endeavours such as The St Mary Infirmary and schools in the parish, is one of the biggest reggae shows on the island. Speaking with THE STAR, Capleton’s manager, Claudette Kemp, confirmed that they are currently sourcing a new venue for next year’s staging.
“We have decided not to keep it this year. We have also decided to change the venue, but the new one that we are looking at won’t be ready until next year,” she said.
She added that last year’s staging of St Mary Mi Come From was disrupted by Tropical Storm Ernesto.
“Last year was terrible. We really got a beating. We had to keep the show twice because of the storm. We had the kiddies treat in the day and then we had to postpone the rest of the event because of the weather, so that was double the expense and production cost,” Kemp said.
Despite the challenges of last year, Kemp was optimistic about next year’s staging. “We’ve decided to wait until next year so we can do a good show,” she said.