The following is a statement that was issued today by Mavado’s management team regarding the cancellation of his 2010 Real McKoy Birthday Bash. The event had been scheduled for December 4 at Coruba Beach Club on Port Henderson Road in Portmore:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Mavado has taken the decision to cancel this year’s staging of the LIME Real McKoy event.
We know there will be thousands of disappointed fans who had planned to attend, Mavado shares your disappointment.
We received a police permit on October 20 for the original venue, Coruba Beach Club, but were shocked to receive another letter from the same branch of the JCF revoking that permit just last week. Mavado has taken a huge financial loss in this endeavor, as the promotion team did not spend a dollar until the police permit was in place. Alas, it seems not even that can be relied upon.
Since we received the letter of refusal, at least 3 events have been held at that same venue, so while we are not surprised that Mavado’s event has been targeted, its still a bitter pill. Alternative venues were sought, but the logistics were just too much to take on at the last minute so the decision was taken to pull the plug on the event for 2010.
If you can recall, this is something that seems to blight Mavado’s birthday bash year after year, we leave it to the public to make up their own minds as to why that is.
We would like to thank our title sponsor LIME, a fantastic company who believes in Mavado and the positive image and music he outputs and continues to stand by him. Likewise Jagra, who played a big part in last year’s staging of the event, alongside Appleton who came on board for the first time this year.
See you next year!