Marketing Officer for the Department, Mr. Al Edwards said, “Today’s event is one of the activities used to mark the commemoration of Tourism Awareness Month, in November. However it was dubbed a Taste of St. Kitts and was the second edition of the special culinary activity, which is usually celebrated in June. Edwards said “We gave it a different flavour which included local music, local designer clothing and local dishes.”
Edwards added “Eat Local Day is usually held, the last Friday in June, and we use this day as an opportunity to present the best in local dishes. Today is also the opening of carnival and is also the day of the High School Steel Band Competition, so it only made the event even more special.”
As of 2011, Edwards stated, “the day will be held twice per year, in the usual month of June and then again during Tourism Week celebrations in November.”
Also at the event, dozens of local fishermen were rewarded for their completion of the vertical long line course held by the Department of Agriculture.
They also conducted a Lion Fishing competition which was won by David Carty who caught the most fish. Glenroy Martin was awarded the winner of the largest Lion fish caught.