Salute To Jamaica – Briefs

Independence thanksgiving service

A church service to mark Jamaica’s 57th anniversary of Independence will be held 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at The Bethany Baptist Church in New York.

Reverend Dr. Adolphus Lacey, senior pastor at the church, will serve as host pastor. Officiant will be Bishop Dr. Cecil G. Riley, senior pastor of Freedom Hall Church of God.

The Bethany Baptist Church is located at 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn.

 For more information, call 347-281-6549 or 212-935-9000, ext. 123.

‘Miss Lou’ celebration

A celebration of late Jamaican folk icon Louise Bennett will be in the spotlight at “Miss Lou Full Hundred” shows Sept. 6 and 7 in South Florida.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. both dates. The first show will be staged at Palm Beach Community High School, the second at Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

Among the scheduled performers are The Jamaican Folk Singers, Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Malachi Smith, Tallawah Mento Band, Fae Ellington and Maxine Osbourne.

For more information, call 954-257-0375.

Students in U.S. get scholarships

Five students of Jamaican heritage, who attend colleges and universities in the United States, were recently awarded the 2019 Jamaican Nationals Association (JNA) College Student Scholarship Award.

The scholarship winners are Justine Braham and Ashley Medley, of Howard University; Temera Duncan and Shannel Hibbert,of  University of the  District of Columbia; and Kemesha Robinson, of Bowie State University in Maryland.

The scholarships were presented at the JNA’s annual scholarship awards ceremony. President Dr. Elaine Knight said the awards are based on high academic excellence, outstanding community service and financial need. The scholarships are awarded to students studying in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.