Government of Montserrat

TOURISM DIVISION LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS LIGHTING COMPETITION

The Tourism Division, under the portfolio of the Office of the Premier is hosting a ‘Christmas Lighting Competition’, in an effort to boost the Christmas spirit and to give residents the chance to showcase their creativity.

 
The ‘Christmas Lighting Competition’ is an added element of the recently introduced ‘Christmas Decoration Exemption’ programme. The programme waives the customs’ duties and consumption tax on the importation of items such as LED electrical Christmas light; low energy laser decorative spot light; solar powered Christmas light; Christmas tree and Christmas decorations, which arrive on the island between November 1 to December 24, 2018.

 
The ‘Christmas Decoration Exemption’ programme encourages energy efficient Christmas decorations which will help to keep electricity prices down for persons wishing to beautify their homes and businesses during the festive season, while at the same time allowing them to be as creative as possible.

 
The Tourism Division is therefore encouraging householders and businesses to participate in the ‘Christmas Lighting Competition’ as this will help to beautify the island for the season, while giving participants the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

 
More information on the competition including the Rules, Judging Criteria, Prizes and Themes will be publicized at a later date.