Thursday, April 26, 2012

St Kitts Events

Well, I give this guy (working in conjunction with Big Banana tours) credit for thinking outside the box, but I think he's got some reworking to do.

According to SKNVibes, the tours will cost $30US for a tour around the "city" and  $10US for the quick jaunt from the ship to the museum. Mr. X can't even get people to pay $40US for a 3-hour snorkeling tour that includes gear and drinks (and with diesel at $6US/gallon), I don't see people sitting in an uncovered rickshaw for a 4-block city tour for $30. It's a novelty for sure, but that's why I think the price point is too high. And I agree with the comments after the article, that there's already a lot of traffic downtown with nowhere for this biker to go but in the midst of it. How the cheerful gentleman isn't one sweaty mess is beyond me. Impressive. Well, again, I give the company kudos for coming up with something new, but they might rethink a few things.

La Belle Vie, the French restaurant up the street from us, is having $15US dinner specials. Like too many businesses here, they don't update their Facebook page, then they wonder why business stinks. Since I saw the sign out front, I thought I'd give them a plug. The French aren't known for their vegetarian dishes, so we've never been there, but we do hope to make it sometime for one of their wine tastings.

St. Kitts & Nevis Observer
WinnFM reports that Agricultural Open Day(s) will focus on the methods and technology used in the planting of crops and rearing of livestock to the preparation of food for the plate. The theme for the two-day event is "The Transformation of the Agriculture Sector: Farm to Fork Approach.”  It'll be held on the grounds of the Agricultural Department at La Guerite on April 26th and 27th. The Open Day will feature crop, livestock and aquaculture displays and pot fish and decorative pet fish will also be on sale. We will not be buying any fish, decorative or otherwise. There will be a Co-op Zone and Agro-processors, with agro-processors featuring their newest product, breadfruit chips. The Water Department and Social Security will host booths along with Allied Agencies like IICA, the Taiwanese Agricultural Mission, UWI, the Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, and the biomedical association. Entertainment will include masquerades, steel pan, a Kids Zone, and horseback riding, with a modelling event at 4:30 on Friday followed by a jam with the Grand Masters band. Plants will also be on sale, so I'd like to go, but of course, it's during the week, which means I don't have a way to get there. I've politely suggested that Michael take an afternoon off, especially considering he worked both days he was supposed to have off on Easter weekend and no one cared.

Oddly, the Brimstone Hill Fortress is having a late Easter event - the Easter Cannonball Hunt - on April 29th (Sunday) from 11am-4pm. It sounds fun if you have kids. Per SKNVibes: It's for children aged 5-12 years. There will be lots of great prizes to win and fun activities for the kids like a bouncing castle. Registration for children taking part in this event is only $5.00. Regular admission fees apply to all other visitors to the park including adults accompanying the children participating in the hunt. The Park shall be open for its regular hours. Registration forms can be collected at the National Museum (Old Treasury Building); Celebration City on Rosemary Lane; the offices of the Brimstone Hill Society at Matheson House, Taylor’s Range and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. The forms along with the registration fee must be returned to Celebration City, the offices of the Brimstone Hill Society or the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park no later than Friday 27th April. There will be no late registration.

Of course, this is all on the calendar, but it was "off" enough I'd thought I'd spend a little time on it here.

Don't forget about the electricity outage on Sunday, supposedly from 4am to 2pm. Unplug your stuff!