Shugy Simon welcomes the return of the Urlings Seafood Fest, which was good for patrons and vendors alike

The United Progressive Party’s candidate for St. Mary’s South, Kelvin
“Shugy ” Simon, is hailing Sunday’s return of the Urlings Seafood
Fest, which used to be a popular lime after the Carnival

The fest was an initiative of former Agriculture Minister Hilson
Baptiste, who served under the United Progressive Party (UPP)

The event reportedly was discontinued when the Labour Party
Administration took office, much to the disappointment of hundreds
of patrons and dozens of vendors and fisherfolk.

However, the August 13 revival is being described by Simon as a
success. He says that it was a pleasure to welcome so many visitors
to the Urlings community,  which is deemed “the fishing capital of
the island.”

According to Simon, the event was held to celebrate the local
fishermen, farmers, chefs and entertainers. He says the popular fest,
which attracted hundreds, is also a way to reap economic benefits
for those plying their trade and the community on a whole.

Sunday was described as an enjoyable, relaxing day with an
abundance of seafood and warm hospitality, which is synonymous
with the southern side of the island.