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  • The event was part of a series of pre-heritage book fairs, leading up to Heritage Week in October
  • JIS Regional Office commended for staging the event at the college
  • The JIS Regional Office will open its doors to a full week of book sales from September 23 to 27

Hundreds of students and staff of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St. James, came out in support of the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Regional Office’s book fair on Tuesday, September 17, held on the college campus in Granville.

The event was part of a series of pre-heritage book fairs, leading up to Heritage Week in October.

The main auditorium of the college was abuzz with activity as students, lecturers and other members of staff made purchases of publications of Jamaica’s national symbols, posters, flags, and biographies of the National Heroes and noted Jamaican leaders and stalwarts, who have served the country with distinction.

Principal of the institution, Dr. Osbourn Pinnock, commended the JIS Regional Office for staging the event at the college. He said he was impressed with the material, particularly the Jamaica 50 publication ‘Our Golden Jubilee’ and pledged to purchase at least four copies for the teacher-training establishment.

The JIS Regional Office will open its doors to a full week of book sales from September 23 to 27, at its Union Street location in Montego Bay, where it is expected that over 100 educational and other institutions and hotels will participate in the week-long event.

A book fair is also planned for Bethlehem Teachers College in St. Elizabeth for October.