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Ja 50 celebration plans to be unveiled soon

Published:Friday | June 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

FOLLOWING A row over the budget for the Jamaica 50 celebrations, the Government now seems to be rushing to ensure that all will be in place for the August 1 to 6, 2012 event.

There are rising concerns in the public domain, that with three months to go before the start of the celebrations Jamaica remains in the dark about the plans being undertaken.

Information Minister Sandrea Falconer disclosed that the matter was the focus of attention at Monday's weekly Cabinet meeting.

Falconer told the post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday that Cabinet was updated on messages and images that would be rolled out for the celebration, using print, radio and television media, as well as a campaign song titled, We are on a Mission, to be used in the Jamaica 50 anniversary celebrations.

"The messages are to be focused around the national pledge and the need for unity," Falconer told journalists.

She said details of the activities to be undertaken locally will be executed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Corporation.

Schedules of events

According to the minister, the schedules of events for Jamaica and the diaspora over the official celebratory period were also discussed in Cabinet.

Falconer said Cabinet was also updated on the commitment for sponsorships and other types of participation by the private sector and other bodies.

She promised that Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna would be presenting the details of the plans to the public in short order.