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  • Jamaicans are being encouraged to come together and share quality time as a family on Sunday, August 2.
  • The day is being designated as Family Day by the Ministry of Youth and Culture as part of activities to celebrate Jamaica’s 53rd Independence.
  • Mr. Gordon, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said the JCDC hopes that family day will be extended beyond the nuclear family and that persons will reach out to their relatives across the island as well as overseas.

Jamaicans are being encouraged to come together and share quality time as a family on Sunday, August 2.

The day is being designated as Family Day by the Ministry of Youth and Culture as part of activities to celebrate Jamaica’s 53rd Independence.

“Families are encouraged to organise reunions and family excursions. The day is one to reconnect with our roots and to bolster the ties that bind,” said Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon.

Mr. Gordon, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said the JCDC hopes that family day will be extended beyond the nuclear family and that persons will reach out to their relatives across the island as well as overseas.

He said in addition to the activities at the Independence Village at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, families can visit attractions and historic sites such as Port Royal, Hope Gardens, and Devon House.

Mr. Gordon said proprietors and operators of these attractions are being encouraged to offer reduced prices for entry on Family Day.