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More support for Olympians party

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications giant LIME will be erecting a mega screen on Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, and using the big screen in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, to broadcast tomorrow's homecoming celebrations for Jamaica's athletes.

With only 2,000 tickets made available to the general public for the event, LIME yesterday announced that it would set up the screens so persons who are not able to attend the celebration can get the opportunity to catch all the action live.

The grand homecoming celebration, which is being held at the National Arena under the theme 'Jamaica's Musical History Honouring our Olympic Journey', will feature a spectacle of cultural performances and musical tributes.

It is being put on by the Government with support from the private sector in recognition of the outstanding performances of the Jamaican athletes in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

"Our Olympians and Paralympians certainly did Jamaica proud in the London Olympics, and for LIME, it is an honour to be able to assist the Government ... as we all celebrate these amazing accomplishments of our athletes," said Tara Playfair-Scott, head of TV and entertainment at LIME.

In the meantime, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) late last week announced $2 million in sponsorship for the homecoming celebration.

"China Harbour is happy to continue our association with the very successful Jamaican Olympic team and to support the country's efforts to show appreciation to the athletes and officials who brought glory to their country," said Zhongdong Tang, CHEC's regional and country director for the Caribbean and Latin America.