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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Patrons of Vincy Mas shows at Carnival City — Victoria Park — will no longer have to cope with the smoke and smells of barbeque grills in the area where the events are staged.

“We will be having a new innovation this year where we will are going to convert the area behind the CDC’s office into a food court so all the heavy barbecues and so on will be done there,” Murray Bullock, chair of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), said at a Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) media briefing Tuesday.

The NLA is responsible for the management and upkeep of the Victoria Park, a multi-purpose facility used for sports, cultural and national events.

“… patrons will be a lot more comfortable…” Bullock said.

“… it is bad enough to have to inhale the urban scents that usually permeate the atmosphere around major show times and when you add heavy barbecues to that, it is a strange concoction. We are hoping that we will be able to utilise that area behind the CDC’s office to house the barbecuing and generally the food stalls,” he further stated.

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