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Oceana to hold Rock the Vote concert

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter

Oceana Belize will hold a Rock the Vote concert on Sunday March 1st at the Memorial Park, to commemorate the third anniversary of the People’s referendum.

Alyssa Carnegie, Oceana Belize communications director said the purpose of the concert is to commemorate the importance of the people’s referendum held in 2012. Carnegie said it was a sinificant showing of people who voiced their opinion on the critical issue of offshore drilling and it deserves to be highlighted.

According to Carnegie, the referendum revealed the public’s overwhelming position against offshore drilling and that position is still relevant and of concern today. Carnegie added it was a celebration of the democratic process and people’s right to be heard.

Carnegie said those who attend the concert are sure to be fully entertained as the line-up includes Tanya Carter, the Garifuna Collective, Melonie Gillet, TR Shine, Nello Playa, Verge of Umbra, Positive Vibes, Jackie Castillo, among others.

According to Carnegie, most of the artists are volunteering their time, based on their support for Oceana. There will be giveaways of limited amounts of t-shirts and wrist bands, Carnegie added.

Admission to the event is free and is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Carnegie encourages everyone to make a note of the date and to attend.

Carnegie also encouraged supporters to join their online campaigns by entering their anti-offshore drilling selfie competition on social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

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