As part of the many events taking place in South Florida to celebrate Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of Independence, the United Friends of Highgate, Incorporated will honor several Jamaican radio personalities for their service to the community. Presentations to those honored will be made on Sunday, August 8, at the Jamaican Independence Celebration – 2010, at Miramar Regional Park.
In recognizing excellence and long service, the members of United Friends of Highgate decided that each year they would recognize persons, from a select group, who have contributed positively to the development of the Jamaican community in South Florida. This year, radio personalities with over 20 years of continuous service were chosen for the important role they have played in the cultural and economical development of the community.
The Radio personalities to be honored this year are Winsome Charlton, Ron Burke, Denver “Jamusa” Silvera, Pat Montague, Dr. L Pearce (Bro. Pearce), John “T” Hodgson, Eddy Edwards, Winston Barnes, Don Daly, Howard “Flagga” Duperly and Mike Aitcheson. All have served the community for over twenty years and have made quite an impact with the presentation of their various programs.
In consideration of the difficulties and sacrifices experienced in presenting our music and information to the Jamaican Community, members of the United Friends of Highgate agreed that it was most fitting to select our first honorees from this group.
United Friends of Highgate, Incorporated is an organization dedicated to the economic, cultural and civic revitalization of Highgate, St. Mary, Jamaica. The members, all volunteers, are determined to work collectively towards the organization’s mission with equal effort in socializing and having a positive impact in South Florida.
JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION 2010 – JAM-48 – will feature a number of top entertainers namely, Fab 5, Kashief Lindo, Ambilique, Tarus Alphanso, Talawah Mento Band and the Carimer Theatre Company, performing traditional dances. Thousands of Jamaicans and supporters of the island’s traditions will gather at Miramar Regional Park, to enjoy delicious Jamaican food and dance to the sounds of reggae, mento and ska and participate in traditional games.
Jamaica Independence Celebration – 2010 is produced by NRS, Inc. and Riddims Marketing in association with the United Friends of Highgate. This event is presented by Digicel and sponsored by County Line Chiropractic and Medical Rehab Center, Air Jamaica, Tru Juice, Jamaica National Money Transfer, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Grace Foods, Western Union, Vita Malt, WAVS Radio, The Arsht Center and VP Records.