Jimmy Cliff honour on Thursday

Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff MCGES/Oliver Watt

Kingston 28 March 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism and the St James Municipal Corporation to honour the Reggae icon Jimmy Cliff at a special ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Montego Bay, St James.

Minister Grange says the hip strip in the city will be renamed in the singer’s honour.

Minister Grange said:

“I believe this is a well-deserved honour for Jimmy Cliff and appropriate recognition of his contribution to Jamaica.  I have been working on this initiative for a while with stakeholders including my colleague, Ed Bartlett, the Tourism Minister; the MP, Minister Chang; Mayor Davis and the team at the St James Municipal Corporation; and Jimmy Cliff’s team.  I am very happy that all is now in place for the unveiling of the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.”

The Civic Ceremony — led by the Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Councillor Homer Davis — will take place at the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay, St James starting at 4pm.

The ceremony will include musical tributes by Dean Frazer, Richie Spice, Karen Smith, among others.


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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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