Duke Lodge regrets Boxing Day debacle
The Management of Roraima Duke Lodge has expressed regrets the unpleasant outcome that was associated with the New York Party, promoted as the Main Big Lime After Party.
The event, which was otherwise successful, was promoted by Hits and Jams and associates. The promoters rented the Roraima Duke Lodge for the event, the Duke Lodge management said.
It is clear that the effective marketing led to many more patrons coming to the venue than the venue could accept.
The promoters and Roraima Duke Lodge could not exercise due control over patrons who were gathered on Duke Street seeking to enter an event that was already sold out, a release said.
As a result, the event was immediately shut-down by the Roraima Duke Lodge management, it added.
“Notwithstanding, Roraima Duke Lodge, acknowledges that the resulting noise and related disruptions affected the neighbouring residents and wishes to assure those residents that efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate these disruptions are ongoing. “We recognize that the holiday season has brought with it more festivities that usual and we continue to crave the understanding of residents during this time.”
Managing Director of the Roraima Group, Captain Gerry Gouveia, said, “I understand the disruption and distress caused by the disappointment of thousands of excited patrons who were denied entry to the Duke Lodge for the party.
“We ask that our patrons handle their disappointments better to ensure that we are able to continue providing quality entertainment here. Hopefully, there would be other events that those patrons can attend at Duke Lodge over time.”