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Culture | SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL COMMUNITIES

Support the staging of commemorative celebrations in Rastafari community (50th anniversary of the arrival of Emperor Haile Selassie in April 2016)

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.44 February 18, 2016

Friday April 29, 2016 | Jamaica Information Service

Gov’t Committed to Safeguarding Legacies

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, says the Government is committed to safeguarding the legacies of the Rastafarian Movement and others...

“We want to ensure that the Rastafarian community and Jamaicans recognise the tangible and intangible heritage associated with Rasta, the Rasta Faith and Rasta Livity. Communities like the Maroons and Rastafari, cultures which evolved from the Jamaican experience, are to be encouraged to promote their celebration and to take it to the world,” said the Minister.

She was speaking at a reception for His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, on April 24. This was one of several events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the visit of his late grandfather, His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie, to the island in April 1966.