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  • Work is far advanced to establish a music studio in the community of Knollis near Bog Walk in St. Catherine.
  • The studio will provide an avenue for young people to record music, and also learn skills in the industry.
  • Speaking with JIS News following her presentation, Mrs. Neita Headley informed that Knollis was placed on a Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) programme for un-attached youth and a “beautiful” community centre came out of the initiative.

Work is far advanced to establish a music studio in the community of Knollis near Bog Walk in St. Catherine.

The studio will provide an avenue for young people to record music, and also learn skills in the industry.

Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, who is also Member of Parliament for North Central St. Catherine, made the disclosure while addressing the breaking of ground for the construction of a multipurpose court in the community of Deeside on Friday (February 12).

“We have done the preliminary work and the engineers have determined the kind of equipment that we will have to purchase, and we will be training people on how to utilise studio equipment,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.

“We will be training studio engineers, which is something that I am very proud of, because you can take that skill wherever you go, and be a studio engineer anywhere across the world,” she added.

Speaking with JIS News following her presentation, Mrs. Neita Headley informed that Knollis was placed on a Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) programme for un-attached youth and a “beautiful” community centre came out of the initiative.

Since then a football field has been built through funds from the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU).

She noted that the music studio, to be built through the Community Development Fund (CDF), “will allow for the enhancement and development of talent in the constituency. We are also seeking to engage young people, who have an interest in developing careers around music and studio work.”

Mrs. Neita Headley said that contact has been made with Management Consultant, Dr. Henley Morgan, “to ensure that not only talents develop from the venture but that persons will actually take away career opportunities from this kind of training and development.”