JIS News

Motorcades through Kingston and the Western end of the island, will be two of the major highlights during the Olympic Homecoming celebrations from October 3 to 10.
The motorcade, which will feature Jamaica’s Beijing contingent, inclusive of athletes, coaching staff and official delegation, will give Jamaicans an opportunity to interact with, and show their appreciation to their Olympic heroes.
The Corporate Area leg of the motorcade on Friday, October 3, will begin at the Harbour View round-a-bout, proceed east to Michael Manley Boulevard, on to Port Royal Street and then left on to Duke Street by the Scotiabank Head Office.
It will then travel around to Ocean Boulevard along the water-front and back to Port Royal Street, before going on to Marcus Garvey Drive and the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three miles).
From there the convoy will travel up Hagley Park Road, to Half-Way-Tree Square, straight across to Hope Road (breaking the one-way), right on to Trafalgar Road, right on to Knutsford Boulevard and then left on to Oxford Road.
The procession will continue across Old Hope Road, on to Tom Redcam Avenue, left on to Arthur Wint Drive and right into the National Stadium Car Park, where the motorcade will end.
The following day, Saturday, October 4, Jamaicans will be in for another treat as the National Stadium will play host to the Olympic Sports Gala.
On Tuesday, October 7, the western end of the island will get their turn to embrace the country’s Olympians, as there will be a motorcade travelling between Montego Bay St. James and Falmouth Trelwany.
The motorcade will officially start at the Dump Up Beach (Howard Cooke Boulevard) and proceed left on to Gloucester Avenue, right on to Sunset Drive, pass by the Sangster International Airport and onwards to the North Coast Highway.
It will continue along the North Coast Highway and end in Water Square, Falmouth. Similar to the two-pronged approach in Kingston, Western Jamaica will be treated to their own Western Gala at the Trelawny Stadium on Wednesday, October 8.