St. John’s Antigua- A strong condemnation from the Ministry of Education has forced a local promoter to change the format of an event slated for this month end.
Quasi Jarvis of Platinum One promotions said no alcoholic beverages will be sold at his Teen Splash after party dubbed “Summer Wave.”
His comments came a day after the Ministry of Education issued a statement condemning the fete which was advertising free Tequila shots on entry for patrons 18 years and older.
“Following the complaints we received, we decided to not to sell any shots or alcohol at the event because it is a night when a lot of youths would try to slip by,” Jarvis said in an interviewed with OBSERVER Media.
He said it is a norm to serve Tequila shots on entry at his fetes.
“Normally when we have an event we give out free Tequila shots, but since we were targeting teens we ensured that we said 18 plus,” Jarvis added.
The ministry described the event as “undesirable activity for school aged children” and also warned the promoters and students who were selling tickets, to immediately desist from using the names of schools in the marketing of their event.
Jarvis continued that the event will go on as planned but without the serving of any alocholic beverages. He has also aid that the names of schools will be removed from the promotional material.