Police implement curfew on all carnival shows & parties
A section of the large crowd that attended the Soca Monarch finals at the Victoria Park on Saturday, July 2. (FILE PHOTO)
July 5, 2024

Police implement curfew on all carnival shows & parties

The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) has this evening announced that adjusted times will be implemented for all Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) shows as well as private parties.

The public is asked to note the current amendments to Carnival shows and events for the remainder of Vincy Mas 2024:


Saturday – Soca Monarch: 12 pm Noon – 8 pm

Sunday – Dimarche Gras and Panorama: 12 pm Noon – 8 pm

Monday – Jump-up: 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday – Jump-up: 10 am – 8 pm

All private shows: These must conclude by 8 pm

There will be No J’ouvert festivities under the current amendments.


Police have instructed that all street bars operating in Kingstown cease all business by 8 PM. These changes are necessary due to several critical factors, including the devastation and loss of lives caused by the passage of Hurricane Beryl and the unavailability of electricity in approximately three-quarters of the country, which may hinder police’s ability to guarantee the safety and security of patrons attending these shows.

The notice from police also said that the changes are “a show of solidarity with the region as it grapples with the destruction caused by Hurricane Beryl”.

“The RSVGPF understands the significance of Viney Mss to the people of St. Vincent and theGrenadines and the anticipation surrounding the carnival season. However, due to the current circumstances, it is necessary to scale back the usual festivities. We urge everyone to adhere to these changes and follow the instructions of the authorities. The RSVGPF remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining the safety and security of all citizens, residents, and visitors to our shores. Let us work together to ensure an enjoyable and safe camival for all.”