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Saturday, July 29, 2006, 7pm
22nd Annual Grand Independence Ball
Radisson Hotel in Downtown Miami
Featuring: Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA, His Excellency, Ambassador Professor Dr.
Gordon Shirley
Entertainment: Little Mento Band and Bare Essentials Band

Sunday, July, 30, 2006, 4pm
Annual Ecumenical Service
Consulate of Jamaica
First Presbyterian Church, downtown Fort Lauderdale
Guest preacher: Father Richard Holung, Missionaries of the Poor
and officiating minister, Reverend Richard Ledgister of the Sierra Norwood Calvary
Baptist Church.
Recitals from the Jamaican Independence Choir made up of choristers from several
Jamaican congregations in the South Florida communities.
Reception to follow
Proceeds of collection will benefit the Missionaries of the Poor and the Swift
Purscell Boys’ Home in St. Mary.

Thursday and Friday, August 3rd & 4th , 2006, 11am – 3pm
Jamaica Tourist Board Independence Celebrations
Lobby at 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive
Register in person for a chance to win the trip.
Prize drawing: August 3 – Rose Hall Resort & Country Club
August 4 – Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort

Friday. August 4, 7:30pm
Consulate of Jamaica
Lighting of the Bank of America Building in Jamaican Colors
100 S.E. Second Street

Saturday, August 5, 2006, 7pm – until
Old Time Street Dance
Florida alumni chapters of St. Andrew Technical High and Dinthill Technical High
Caricom Freight Consolidators (Asphalt Courtyard and Street)
14735 NW 25th Crt. In Opa Locka
Admission: $12 Advanced; $15 @ Gate
Children under 12 FREE
Featuring Eric Donaldson, Jamaica’s multiple Festival Song winner and guest DJs –
Lady C – WAVS, Franklyn Roosevelt, Ron Burke MystiK, Dave “Brenty” Harris
Live Broadcast on HOT 105 10pm-1am
Live International broadcast on Mystik 1400AM
For more information call: 305-687-1677

Sunday, August 6, 2006, 2:30pm
Annual Independence Mass
Jamaicans in the Catholic Mission
Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church, Kendall
11291 S.W. 142nd Ave Miami, FL 33186-7056

Sunday, August 6, 2006, 10am
Annual Independence Church Service
Jamaicans of Palm Beaches, Inc.
Grace Episcopal Church
3600 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach
Visit, www.jamaicanspbc.org

Sunday, August 6, 10am
Annual Independence Celebration
United Sports and Social Club of West Palm Beach
John Prince Park, Lake Worth, Florida
Call: 561-723-3605

Sunday, August 6, 10am-7:30pm
Jamaica’s 44th Independence Day
Celebration Picnic & Flag Day
Jamaica’s Independence & Cultural Celebration Inc.
Brian Piccolo Park
9501 Sheridan St. Cooper City
Free Admission with Jamaican colors; $5 without
Games, food, entertainment
Soccer Game – Media vs. Club DJ’s

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