By:Curtis Morton

Charlestown-Nevis—Director of the Community Development Department, Mrs. Janet Meloney, on Tuesday revealed that the local festival known as GINGERAMA, which was previously held in the Gingerland area for several years, will be back for this Christmas season.

She noted that one of the mandates for her department is to ensure that such local festivals are held within localized village areas.
The festival was not held in recent times but Mrs. Meloney pointed out that the organizing committee for this year is headed by the energetic Eric Evelyn and he has a good team of hard working individuals to assist him, such as Sandra Browne-Flemming and Tracey Parris, among others.

The festival will be preceded by a church service, to be held at a church in Gingerland, which is yet to be named, on Sunday 13th December.
The official launch of the festival will take place on Thursday 17th December, during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony which is held annually at Market Shop in Gingerland. There will also be a cultural performance on that same night.

Friday 18th December-A swim suit contest
Saturday 19th December—Ginger Jam, followed by a Food fair at the Old Gingerland market place
Sunday 20th December-A Gingerette pageant which will feature some of the younger girls from the area.

Mrs. Meloney also indicated that next year, her department will be working to ensure that COTTONRAMA (the Cotton Ground festival), is reinstated as well.

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