Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Exuma chief councilor refutes Wilchcombe’s claims on Fyre Festival

The botched Fyre Festival was billed as having an amazing line-up of top 40 artists.

By  Jasper Ward

Exuma Chief Councilor Godfrey Gray yesterday refuted claims by former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe that the island’s local government approved the controversial 2017 Fyre Festival that was set for Exuma.

“[It] was the government who was in power then and they were the ones who had responsibility for such an event, as large as it was,” Gray said.

“That was millions of dollars worth of entertainment and local government in Exuma [doesn’t] have that authority. We don’t have that authority.”

Gray said he was disappointed by Wilchcombe’s decision to distance himself from the festival.  Read more >>