JIS News

Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton is urging the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) to more comprehensively include Jamaican events in its international marketing campaigns. Making reference to the Jamaica 4-H Clubs’ upcoming event ‘Nyammins and Jammins’ which gets underway on Heritage Day, Monday, October 17, Mr. Fulton stated, that it was events such as these that showcased Jamaica’s culture; a major attraction for tourists. He said the JTB should include more events such as these in its campaigns.
‘Nyammins & Jammins’ will be held this year at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St. James.
The event, Mr. Fulton informed, can be enjoyed by the entire family. “Only clean fun and entertainment will be there and you will get the best of entertainment for a reasonable price,” he emphasized.
This year’s package will see performances by a number of musical artistes including the 2005 Digicel’s Rising Star first and second place winners, Christopher Martin and Noddy Virtue; Fab 5; Leroy Sibbles; Karen Ennis (2005 Best Gospel Performer); Accapella Flames; and Sister Scully, among others. Patrons will be able to sample a number of traditional Jamaican foods, as well as purchase craft items made by the 4-H Clubs. Gates will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., with an entry fee of $300 for adults and $100 for children.
‘Nyammins and Jammins’, overseen by the St. James 4-H Clubs Parish Advisory Council, is just one of 45 events hosted by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs each year. The events held yearly, form part of the efforts of the organization to raise funds for its various projects and programmes. “The fundraising events are critical to our operation because they are major fundraisers.and the funds raised are used to establish and sustain our training programmes in the parishes,” Mr. Fulton said.
Other upcoming 4-H events is the Minard Agricultural Show which will be held at Minard Farms in St. Ann, on November 10, and the Hanover Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day, which gets underway at the Ruseas High School in Lucea, on November 26.
The Clarendon arm of the organization will host ‘Clarefest’ at Esso Tiger Mart in May Pen, Clarendon, on December 4, and the 4-H Island Advisory Council (IAC) will bring the curtains down on the Clubs’ fundraising activities, by hosting a ‘Family Day’ at the Puerto Seco Beach in St. Ann.