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September 21, 2012 Issue 7/Volume 1


INSIDE Message – Dorrett Thaxter, Executive Director (Acting)

Pamella Powell, Special Projects Coordinator

Winners in various competitions & Tenky Miss Lou

New Addition to the JCDC Family, Promotions And a new baby!

September 21 Issue 7/ Volume 1

FROM THE DEST OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRCTOR (Acting) DORRETT THAXTER I would like to use this medium to say thanks again to the entire JCDC family for the tremendous support that was given in making our Nation’s 50th Anniversary a success. The time and energy along with the sacrifices made in executing these events went beyond the call of duty. We could not have accomplished so much without the input of each team member. As we welcome back the publication of the ABENG, we also extend a warm welcome to all new and returning colleagues who joined the commission during and after our exciting season. Congratulations and well done to all members of the team who continue to make their families, the JCDC and the country proud. For this period we would like to commend Miss Denise Morrison, JP and Mr. Gregory Simms for receiving the Governor General’s Award of Excellence for the parishes of St. Mary and St. James respectively. Congratulations also to Dr. Pamela Powell, JP, for being conferred with the Order of Distinction. Well done team members! Congratulations also to all members of staff who along with their children have done well in their examinations and courses. I encourage all as employees to continue on the path that leads to success. We are very proud of where we are today and excited about where we are headed as we continue to be “A Nation on a Mission”. We look forward to an exciting future at the Commission as we continue to work together.


Dr. Pamella Powell OD, JP

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) family is indeed elated and proud of Dr. Pamella Powell who was conferred by the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, the honour of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) for recognition of service to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission particularly in Culinary Arts. The appointment to the Order is with effect from Independence Day, Monday, 6th August 2012, as announced to the media on that date. The Ceremony of Investiture will be held at Kings House on National Heroes Day, Monday, 15th October 2012.

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Issue 7/Volume 1


Alex Anderson, most outstanding male soloist In the Best of Festival Musicfest Concert Series

May Pen School for the Deaf, top winners in Deaf Dance Finals.

Abby-Gaye Dallas, Festival Song winner with Minister Lisa Hanna and Leslie Membhard of Fidelity Motors

Denbigh Primary School, Top Award winners in the Class 2 Quadrille Camp Style, Traditional Folk Forms

Harrison Preparatory School, Best Overall Speech Presentation

The Levy’s Heritage, winners of the Jamaica Gospel Competition flanked by Minister Lisa Hanna and Nicholas Bramwell of Grace Tropical Rhythm

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Kemesha Kelly, was crown Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2012, receiving a trophy from Sabrina Watson of Spring Time

Hope Brooks, Adult Prize – First place winner being presented with a cheque by Diane Brown-Allen Investment and Accounts Manager of TEF

MORE WINNERS WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT EDITION!!!!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Come support the KSA Family, bring the family and friends!!! …It ago shaaatt!!

September 21 Issue 7/Volume 1

NEW FACES TO THE COMMISSION A Boonoonoonus Welcome to the family!!!!!!

Kmar Coombs Bsc. Procurement Officer Head Office

Casmarie Daley Bcs. Parish Cultural Organizer St. Elizabeth

Shannaya Guthbert Secretary HRD Head Office

Tamara Wright-Brown MA. Director of Personnel Head Office

Maureen Green Cultural Organizer Trelawny

Gloria Levy-Griffiths Asc. Administrator Manchester

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Melicia Davis Administrator Programmes Department

Christine Prince Administrator Clarendon

Mavis Bruce-Granstan Regional Manager Central Region (returned from study leave)

The Commission also saw the birth of ‘Baby Morgan’ Congratulations!!!! Juliet Cowan-Morgan of the Events Unit!!!

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