Annual Candlelight Vigil 2020

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Jamaica AIDS Support for Life’s (JASL’s) Board Vice Chairman, Mr. Gervaise McLeod, lighting a candle to commemorate the Annual Candlelight Vigil, which was hosted on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The vigil was held to remember the lives of persons who died from AIDS-related illness and are currently affected          by HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.

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Project Management Specialist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Ms. Althea Spence lights a candle at the Annual Candlelight Vigil. The vigil was done by Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) to show support for the over 32,000 Jamaicans living with HIV and to honour those who passed from AIDS related illnesses. The event was held under the theme: “Global Solidarity; Shared Responsibility.” 

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Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) hosted its Annual Candle Light Vigil on Tuesday, December 1, World AIDS Day, to remember those who have passed from AIDS related illnesses. The Vigil was streamed on JASL’s social media platforms with viewership extended to hundreds of persons from several countries around the world including: United States of America, Canada and the Netherlands.  

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Executive Director, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), Kandasi Levemore, shares highlights of the organisation’s work during 2020 at the Annual Candlelight Vigil. She expressed that JASL has adjusted to serve its vulnerable clients in the midst of the global pandemic. The Candlelight Vigil, which is one of the organisation’s key events, was held to honour, the lives of persons who died from AIDS-related illness and those who are currently affected by the illness in Jamaica.

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Reverend Leslie Mowatt ofSt Mary the Virgin Anglican Church bringing the Key Message at the Annual Candlelight Vigil, which was hosted on World AIDS Day, Tuesday,December 1.  A quilt can be seen in the background that bears the name of some of the persons who have passed due to AIDS-related illnesses. The Candlelight Vigil was held to remember and celebrate the lives of persons who died from AIDS-related illness and those who are currently affected by the illness in Jamaica.