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The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) has launched a sale of its publications, in an effort to complement the Government’s thrust to improve literacy and promote the country’s culture.
Manager of the Research and Publications Department, that is spearheading the sale, Miss Celia Lindsay, explained to JIS News that a variety of unique items will be on sale at quite affordable costs.
“What we have on sale are Jamaican flags, booklets, pamphlets and posters that reflect the national heritage of Jamaica. Things that our publications focus on are our national symbols, our culinary heritage, our historical events, including Emancipation and Independence and a range of biographies that focus on past Prime Ministers, Governors-General, other notable Jamaicans, such as Miss Lou, Herb McKinley and others,” Miss Lindsay informed.
She further noted that several packages with the various items will be sold from $500 to a maximum of $1,500.
“We have put together several packages that are quite attractive and range from $500 up to a maximum of $1,500, and we have put together some of our posters that are most heavily demanded by our various customers. We have other publication packages and persons can actually select their own packages of approximately 12 books and that’s just $1,500,” she pointed out.
According to Research Officer at the JIS, Vaughn Davis, the sale is a perfect gift option.
“We do believe that the gift packages that we have make good gifts for persons who are perhaps visiting Jamaica for the first time wanting to get some information on our culture and history. They can get a real feel for what our culture has to offer, so they make really good gift options,” he said, adding that the sale is primarily targeting teachers, parents and high school students.
The sale, which commenced early August, will end on September 11 and purchases can be made from any of the JIS’ Regional Offices and from the JIS Head Office, 58a Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston. Persons can get more information by calling the JIS at 926-3590-8.