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  • Private-sector entities have been commended for their support of this year’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations.
  • Jamaica is celebrating its 54th year of Independence this year under the theme: ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’.
  • The Minister encouraged other companies to contribute towards the celebrations.

Private-sector entities have been commended for their support of this year’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations.

The commendation came from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, while speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, today (July 22).

“The support is good. I must thank the private sector. They have always given the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) the support that is required,” she said.

Jamaica is celebrating its 54th year of Independence this year under the theme: ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’.

The Minister lauded the many partners, including the Bob Marley Group of Companies, which gave permission to the Ministry to use the words for the theme, a song made popular by Reggae Singer, Bob Marley.

She also hailed the Jamaica Music Society, the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) and other Government entities that have thrown their full support behind the celebrations.

Miss Grange  said some  entities  have  given “strong support” to Festival 2016, including the  CHASE Fund, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Excelsior, Digicel Jamaica, GraceKennedy Money Services, Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Post to Post Betting Limited, the Massey Group,  Lasco Financial Services, Spring Time, Dairy Industries, Digicel Foundation, Jamcopy and Kirk Distributors.

The Minister encouraged other companies to contribute towards the celebrations.

“We are still open for business. Whatever additional support we can get in funding or contributions, we welcome it,” she said.