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Jamaicans were treated to a day of fun and seafood, at the fourth staging of the Old Harbour Bay ‘Fish and Bammy Festival’, held at the Jamaica Public Service Sports Club, on October 26.
The event, which saw over 3,000 patrons in attendance, was organised by a committee, comprising residents of Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine.
Chief Organiser of the festival, Carlos Waugh, told JIS News, that the event has been well supported by citizens over the years. He pointed out that in the past, the festival had been endorsed, by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), but due to the late start in organising the event, they were unable to come on board this year.
Member of the Organising Committee, Reverend Sandra Nembhard, told JIS News that part of the proceeds would go towards community development, especially in the areas of education and training.
She added that as part of the community development effort, it is expected that some of the proceeds would be used to assist students, to obtain birth certificates, particularly those who would be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), next year.
One vendor told JIS News, that the event was ideal for persons to come together to have fun. She added that it was also good exposure for businesses that are engaged in food preparations particularly fish dishes.
Patrons were treated to a family oriented entertainment package, which featured popular entertainers, such as Reggae artiste, Busy Signal; Rising Star winner, Cameal Davis and first runner-up Khalil. The children were treated to a variety of rides, and toys, which were on sale.
The festival was sponsored by Lider Oil and Supreme Ventures Ltd.