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Independence Display Champions Named – Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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trophy to Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Mayberry Investments Limited, Anika Jengelley, for copping the Best Decorated Business Office in the Private Sector. Occasion was the Spirit of Independence Awards Presentation ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15). In keeping with the 2016 Jamaica Festival theme, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’, local businesses and government agencies were encouraged to display their ‘Spirit of Independence’ by decorating their offices in a window dressing competition, while parish council offices were encouraged to decorate their various town squares. +
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alison McLean (centre) looks on as Acting Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left), presents the winning trophy to Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Mayberry Investments Limited, Anika Jengelley, for copping the Best Decorated Business Office in the Private Sector. Occasion was the Spirit of Independence Awards Presentation ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15). In keeping with the 2016 Jamaica Festival theme, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’, local businesses and government agencies were encouraged to display their ‘Spirit of Independence’ by decorating their offices in a window dressing competition, while parish council offices were encouraged to decorate their various town squares.

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  • The Forestry Department, Mayberry Investments Limited and the St. Catherine Parish Council have been dubbed champions for their various displays during the Jamaica 54 Emancipation and Independence celebration period.
  • They were awarded the Best Decorated Business Office in the Public Sector, Best Decorated Business Office in the Private Sector and the Best Decorated Town Square, respectively, during the awards ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15).

The Forestry Department, Mayberry Investments Limited and the St. Catherine Parish Council have been dubbed champions for their various displays during the Jamaica 54 Emancipation and Independence celebration period.

They were awarded the Best Decorated Business Office in the Public Sector, Best Decorated Business Office in the Private Sector and the Best Decorated Town Square, respectively, during the awards ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15).

In keeping with the 2016 Jamaica Festival theme, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’, local businesses and government agencies were encouraged to display their ‘Spirit of Independence’ by decorating their offices in a window dressing competition, while parish council offices were encouraged to decorate their various town squares.

Media houses were also encouraged to broadcast and print special content promoting the Emancipation and Independence celebrations.

In a message read at the awards ceremony, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, lauded the companies for participating in the national competition.

“It is very important to us that all our citizens at home and abroad continue to feel and exhibit pride in our ‘Jamaicaness’. We take pride, too, in the fact that we can wear and use our national colours in ways that are creative but are also honouring our pride in being Jamaican,” the Minister said.

The Minister’s speech was delivered by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alison McLean.

Miss Grange said these national events and celebrations can contribute to building a better country and achieving the Vision 2030 objective of making the island the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

The Minister said she looks forward to more ingenious activities next year as the country celebrates its 55th anniversary.

“As a Ministry, we look forward to working with everyone on this programme. We look forward to more creative displays and we look forward to a very special activity next year,” she said.

Miss Grange also commended the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for spearheading the initiative.

The mission of the JCDC is to influence national development positively by creating opportunities that unearth, develop, preserve and promote the creative talents and cultural expressions of the Jamaican people through a professional and dynamic team, thereby advancing brand Jamaica worldwide.

Office Services Officer, Forestry Department, Gloria Anderson (right), celebrates after being presented with the winning trophy for the Best Decorated Business Office in the Public Sector by Acting Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) during the Spirit of Independence Awards Presentation ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15). At centre is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alison McLean. In keeping with the 2016 Jamaica Festival theme, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’, local businesses and government agencies were encouraged to display their ‘Spirit of Independence’ by decorating their offices in a window dressing competition, while parish council offices were encouraged to decorate their various town squares.
Office Services Officer, Forestry Department, Gloria Anderson (right), celebrates after being presented with the winning trophy for the Best Decorated Business Office in the Public Sector by Acting Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) during the Spirit of Independence Awards Presentation ceremony at the Devonshire in St. Andrew, today (September 15). At centre is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alison McLean. In keeping with the 2016 Jamaica Festival theme, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’, local businesses and government agencies were encouraged to display their ‘Spirit of Independence’ by decorating their offices in a window dressing competition, while parish council offices were encouraged to decorate their various town squares.
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