St. Catherine Triumphed In Spirit of Independence Competition
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth and Culture hosted the Spirit of Independence Awards Presentation held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston.
The competition was designed to bring out the “Spirit of Independence” in every parish and submissions were made in various categories, namely: “Best decorated Business/Office” “Best Decorated Town Square”, and the “Best Window Dressing Decorations”. Media houses were also judged on their involvement in the promotion of the Emancipation and Independence celebrations.
The St. Catherine Parish Council won the award for Best Decorated Parish/Town Square. The award was collected by Mr. Michael Morris, Secretary/Manager.
In the meantime, The Transport Authority took home the award for Best Decorated Business/Office and Monarch Pharmacy for Best Window Dressing Decorations.
For involvement in the promotion of the Emancipation and Independence celebrations, RJR won the award for Radio, CVM TV for television, The Jamaica Observer for Print and Lizpush for online.
The St. Catherine Parish Council uses this medium to extend sincere thanks to the Management and Administrative Team who were instrumental in making the town centres in St. Catherine, particularly Emancipation Square, Spanish Town, feel the true Spirit of Independence 2015, namely:
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Norman Scott
Mr. Michael Morris, Secretary/Manager
Mrs. Nicholee Downie, Director of Administration (and staff)
Mrs. Patricia Lewis, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Mrs. Collette Smith Palmer – Community Programmes Coordinator
Mr. Romond Fisher – Deputy Superintendent, Roads and Works
St. Catherine looks forward to next year’s competition, all being well.