Saturday, March 25, 2017

Culture: Minister, Ambassador hold talks re Jamaica 55

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks (left) paid a visit to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange on Friday, primarily to update the Minister on her progress at the six-month mark of her tenure.

During the working meeting, the two discussed both Legacy Projects and special initiatives pertaining to the upcoming Jamaica 55 Independence Celebrations. Topping the Agenda were the restoration of downtown cultural landmark, the Ward Theatre and the re-development of the Trelawny Stadium. Minister Grange also raised the possibility of a touring Exhibition of Jamaican art.

Minister Grange, who in December 2016 was elected Vice-Chair of the Inter-American Committee on Culture (during the InterAmerican Culture Ministers Meeting in Paraguay), said that both herself and Ambassador Marks “are equally committed to advancing the monetization of Jamaica’s cultural and creative assets as part of the broader growth agenda to improve the quality of life for Jamaicans.

At the end of the meeting, Grange presented Ambassador Marks with a copy of the book, Jamaica: Heritage in Pictures by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust

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