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Jamaica’s 45th Independence Anniversary Will Be Celebrated In Style On Saturday, August 18th At The New York Hilton

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Entertainment by FAB FIVE BAND

The 45th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence will be celebrated in grand style at the Hilton Hotel and Towers, on August 18, 2007. The Consulate of Jamaica in New York, Air Jamaica, the Jamaica Tourist Board and community supporters will once again team up to present the event of the year: Jamaica’s Independence Anniversary Ball. The Most Hon. Professor Kenneth O. Hall, ON, OJ, Governor General of Jamaica will be welcomed as the guest of honour.

The gala event which is being coordinated by the Jamaica Independence Anniversary Committee (JIAC), is expected to draw a record attendance this year, for an evening of music, dancing, glittering fashions and auction items of the sort that only dreams are made. This year’s entertainment line-up features popular artiste Dwight Pinkney and the famous Fab Five Band. Tickets are priced at $180 per person and availability is limited. JIAC is advising the public that there will be no ticket sales at the venue on the day of the event.

Each year, the proceeds are earmarked to benefit social, not-for-profit programs in Jamaica and the community here in the United States. Last year’s beneficiaries included the Boys’ Town Foundation, Jamaica, and Leaf of Life Fund for Critically Ill Children, New York among others.

Jamaica’s 45th Independence Anniversary celebrations here in New York, are spearheaded by the Consulate of Jamaica in New York. Ambassador, Hon. Dr. Basil K. Bryan, OD, Jamaica’s Consul General is the chairman of the JIAC and plays a very active role in planning the festivities. The Independence Ball this year climaxes three weeks of celebrations which starts on Sunday, July 29, 2007 with the Service of Thanksgiving at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, at the corner of Baisley Blvd/Smith Street, Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Contributing to the effort are headline sponsors, Air Jamaica and the Jamaica Tourist Board. Presenting sponsors confirmed so far, are: VP Records, GraceKennedy & Company, American Airlines, Sandals Resorts International, SuperClubs, Quality Ford of Mt. Vernon, Ford Motor Credit, Ovan Clarke Construction and the Victoria Mutual Building Society. The Supporting sponsors’ list includes; Royal Caribbean Bakery/JerkQzine, American Express, Western Union, Tower Isle’s Frozen Foods, Dennis Shipping, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery, and Round Hill Hotel & Villas.

For reservations and more information, call the Consulate General of Jamaica at (212) 935-9000.

Contact: Aubrey L. Campbell, T: 212-935-7506

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