Jamaica 50 Press Release July 4
Robert Bryan, Project Director, Jamaica 50 Secretariat is pleased to announce that the period designated to celebrate Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee is August 1 through to 6, 2012. The secretariat is confirming that the headquarters of this major celebration will be at the ‘Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village’ at Independence Park complex where an integrated venue is to be ‘build-out’ to stage the celebrations.
1) The National Arena will house an exhibition hall’ to showcase Jamaica over 50 years and will include an introduction to the ‘Jamaica Sports Museum’ that will be established as a Jamaica 50 legacy project.
2) The Car park & Adjoining External Spaces along Arthur Wint Drive will be transformed into a major outdoor venue that will house vendors, sponsors, Children’s Village as well as a major performance stage. This venue will house a continuous programme of entertainment and activities night and day from 12noon to 1am Aug 1 to 5, 2012, and ending at 10AM on August 6, a few hours after the Grand Gala. The venue’s multi- media screen will carry the live Olympic feeds that will be supplied to Jamaica 50 by the official broadcast station in Jamaica for the Olympics CVM TV in association with its sponsors.
3) The National Stadium will house the Grand Gala on August 6, Independence Day.
The Village will have a Jamaica 50 Broadcast Centre that will facilitate the live broadcasting of all these events and activities across Jamaica, including in the 14 Parish Villages island-wide, to the UK, USA and Canada by our global media partners, RJR Communications Group and LIME. They will provide an interface for any other TV network or platform that wishes to join and share the celebrations. This infrastructure will provide streaming capabilities over the Internet, social pages and mobile devices.
Lisa-Ann O’Gilvie, Director of Events, Jamaica 50 is confirming “there are tremendous business opportunities for entrepreneurs and other businesses existing within the Village experience”.
Continuing she confirms, “The exhibition within the National Arena will present a retrospective view with the participation of many corporate entities whose corporate history has mirrored Jamaica’s 50 years as an independent nation. A range of other entities; from museums and entrepreneurs, to local ministries and agencies will participate in the exposition. The National Arena is expected to draw a huge audience from the projected 165,000 persons expected to visit the Jubilee Village over the six-day period”.
In addition to the Arena, the East and West wings of the Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village, which encompasses the car park and areas external to Independence Park, offers major commercial opportunities for food and craft vendors as well as advertisers.
The anticipated surge of Jamaicans turning out to celebrate our nation’s 50th has meant major operational planning for easy access to food and other amenities on a major scale which has broaden the opportunities available to local entrepreneurs, and will include branding opportunities on the multi-media boards as well as the infield during the Grand Gala. Project Director, Robert Bryan, is urging all Jamaicans to come together with one vision and one purpose, that of making our nation Jamaica beautiful.
Continuing he said; “Let us all join as one great nation and celebrate our history let us teach the next generation the values and what makes us truly Jamaican as we together, young and old write the next 50 years as an independent nation.”
For further information, please contact:
Jamaica 50 Secretariat
Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10