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Open Call for Reggae Month Events Extended to September 10

Release Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:30

Kingston, Jamaica: August 28, 2014 – The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has extended its open call for the submission of new and existing entertainment events to be added to the ‘Reggae Month| its Kingston for February’ 2015 calendar, to Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Damion Crawford explained that “events eligible for submission are those that fall between February 1 and 28, 2015 and which are being held in the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolitan region. The proposed events must also be related to reggae or another musical art form typical of Jamaica.”

Reggae Month| its Kingston for February is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment aimed at using Reggae music and the cultural significance of February to attract visitors to Kingston.

To apply for endorsement, event organizers should complete and submit two original copies of the ‘Reggae Month| its Kingston for February’ endorsement form, which can be found on the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s website: www.mot.gov.jm/entertainment. Applications must be typed and returned to the 1st Floor lobby at the ministry, at 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, or by email at: entertainment@mot.gov.jm

Minister Crawford said “I would like to encourage event organizers who will be staging events which meet the standard outlined to submit their proposals for consideration as we would like wide-scale participation in this major entertainment initiative.”

Events chosen will be included in the ‘Reggae Month| its Kingston for February’ calendar for 2015, and will receive local and international promotion.

The Minister noted that completing an endorsement form is not a guarantee of funding by the ministry or its agencies.