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  • Public sector workers will receive a 20 per cent discount for tickets purchased to attend Jamaica Festival activities 2014.
  • Civil servants will be able to enjoy the nightly entertainment events from August 1 to 5 at the Jamaica Festival Village at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre (RWEC) at the reduced cost of $800.
  • Ticket prices for all events will cost $1,000 for adults and $400 for children under 12, and will be available at Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) offices from Monday, July 14.

Public sector workers will receive a 20 per cent discount for tickets purchased to attend Jamaica Festival activities 2014.

Civil servants will be able to enjoy the nightly entertainment events from August 1 to 5 at the Jamaica Festival Village at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre (RWEC) at the reduced cost of $800.

Ticket prices for all events will cost $1,000 for adults and $400 for children under 12, and will be available at Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) offices from Monday, July 14. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.jcdcjamaica.com.

In addition to the nightly entertainment, the Village, which will open at noon daily, will offer rides, attractions, booth displays, food court and entertainment for the entire family. Day time entrance to the Village is free of cost.

Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank held on Wednesday, July 9, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, said the special rate was introduced for civil servants, who are under a wage restraint.

All public sector workers will be required to purchase their tickets at the JCDC Head Office and provide proof of employment such as employee’s identification or pay stubs.

Mr. Gordon mentioned a number of new programmes, which have been introduced, including, the Independence Signature Conversations, The Big Stage, Heart of Ska, Aunty Roachie Festival and the Dutchie Culinary Festival.

He said the JCDC will be providing “the best and most wholesome family-oriented activities” and encouraged Jamaicans to attend the various events and “enjoy the celebrations.”

“Despite the hard work and challenges, this is always an exciting time for the JCDC as we seek to stand behind the execution of our work throughout the year and to really bring to fore the outstanding talents that abound in this country,” he added.

Jamaica Festival 2014, which is being held under the theme: ‘This is Jamaica…My Jamaica,’ is being organized by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in conjunction with its cultural agencies.