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Grange charges new CPTC board to promote Jamaica globally

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 5:06 AM
Chief Executive Officer, Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), Chantal Hylton - Tonnes (right) and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange (centre) with CPTC chairperson Rochelle Cameron. (From left, back row) Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Delroy Gordon; JamVision Manager, Shakera Campbell; Calabash Literary Festival, Justine Henzel; Reggae Talks, UWI, Dr Carolyn Cooper; Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation, Herbie Miller; Director, Star Time, Charles Simms; and Michael Bennett.

Culture and Entertainment Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has charged the new board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC) to uncover creative means to globally promote brand Jamaica.

Speaking at the launch of CPTC’s JamVision cable channel, formerly C-TV, on Thursday, Grange said Jamaica could seek to exchange film and other content with countries with which it has cultural agreements.

"These are avenues that CPTC must now engage to ensure that elsewhere, (in South Africa, Cuba, Colombia, etc.), our images are shared in light of the global attraction to, and the taste for Jamaican creative products and services," she said.

Grange said her ministry is determined to establish new platforms while revitalising old ones as it seeks to promote prosperity among Jamaicans. 

Meanwhile, Grange said in keeping with CPTC's mandate to record, archive and promote diverse expressions of Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage, it must also challenge the Jamaican people through sounds and images that are creatively packaged and presented through JamVision.

The new CPTC board:

1. Rochelle Cameron – Chairman
2. Clyde McKenzie - Deputy Chairman
3. Harold Malcolm
4. Elon Parkinson
5. Delroy Morgan
6. Orville Beckford
7. Basil Dawkins
8. Kenrick Barnaby
9. Nadine Sutherland
10. Franklyn St. Juste
11. William Barclay
12. Dr. Dennis Howard