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'Augus Mawning Market' a hit at the village

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:28 AMSyranno Baines
Patrons checking out the fresh produce at Augus’ Mawning Market at the Independence Village inside the National Arena in Kingston.
Augus’ Mawning Market at the Independence Village inside the National Arena in Kingston.
Juliet Moodie showing off a T-shirt at her booth at the Augus’ Mawning Market.
Joan Wright from Portland preparing goods at her booth at the Augus’ Mawning Market at the Independence Village yesterday.
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Reasonably priced ground provisions of the highest quality served as enticing bait for scores of persons who early yesterday morning converged on Augus’ Mawning Market at the Independence Village inside the National Arena in Kingston.

Initiated in 2014, the ‘Curry come uptown’ experience saw vendors from the popular Coronation Market in downtown Kingston exhibiting a wide variety of produce for consumers from all over Jamaica.

Originally a one-day event, this year, for the Jamaica 55 celebrations, the market will remain open until Saturday when the village closes.

“Market on a Saturday morning has become a part of our culture and customs, so we wanted to give persons that authentic experience of Curry (Coronation). The market is open way into the night so that persons who attend the nightly entertainment shows can make purchases before, during or after,” director of marketing and public relations at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Stephen Davidson, told The Gleaner.

Davidson added that the profitability of the venture also served as motivation for both the vendors and the customers. Here are highlights from Augus’ Mawning Market.

syranno.baines@gleanerjm.com

 

 

Independence Village Activities

- Independence Village – daily from 12 midday. The Independence Village will feature daily and nightly activities for the entire family, including live performances, exhibitions, food court, promotional booths and displays, a Kiddies Village, rides and other attractions.

- Festival Fashion Flair – Wednesday, August 2 at 8 p.m. Mello-Go-Roun’ – Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m.

- World Reggae Dance Championship – Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m.

- Kingston Reggae Night – Saturday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

- Grand Gala – Sunday, August 6 at 6 p.m.