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Chairman of the St. James Festival Visual Impact Committee, Odette Soberam-Dyer, has commended the business entities in Montego Bay, which participated in the Business Place/Shop Window Display Competition.
Soberam-Dyer, who visited the entities yesterday (Aug. 12) to present certificates to the participants and plaques and prizes to the winners, said that all the entities did a “tremendous job”.
“I was heartened by the responses we had seen in this competition.”Overall, the competition was great and very timely and most participants did very well. The support in Montego Bay was quite overwhelming,” she said.
She praised the level of support from the Indian merchants and expressed the hope for “greater participation and responses, especially from Jamaican-owned businesses come next year.”

Chairman of the St. James Festival Visual Impact Committee, Odette Soberam-Dyer (left), presents a plaque to manager of Tajmahal’s Duty Free Jewellery Store, Sunil Khiatani (right) yesterday (Aug.12), for first place in the medium stores category of the Montego Bay Business Place/Shop Window Display Competition. Store employees from (2nd left) Rohan Fernandes; Shelly Sortie; and Lorine Farquharson, share in the moment.

Approximately 45 small, medium and large business entities in Montego Bay, participated in the competition, which was organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in collaboration with the chambers of commerce and parish councils across the island.
The aim was to rekindle the spirit of patriotism during the Independence celebrations and create a more festive atmosphere.
Business owners were required to decorate their shop windows using the national colours of black, green and gold, as well as the bandana.
The window displays were judged on the use of colour, originality of design, creative use of space, visual impact, and balance between colour and the d

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