YORK, CMC – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller will be the guest of honour at the Jamaica’s 50th independence anniversary gala here, organizers say.
“We are honoured that The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister will join fellow Jamaicans and well-wishers to celebrate this historic milestone in New York,” said Paulette Willoughby, chair of The Jamaican Independence Celebration Foundation, which is collaborating with the New York Consulate General of Jamaica in organizing the event.
“This golden anniversary of independence is not only a moment to join together to look back on our journey and accomplishments, but to support our forward momentum as a people for the next fifty years,” she added.
Willoughby said the 50th Independence Gala will be held on August 18,.
Meantime, New York City’s Chapter of InterNations, a global network of expatriates who promote cultural experiences, has partnered with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in celebrating the event.
The public event showcased elements of the island’s culture and featured Jamaica-themed raffle prizes.