The Jamaican Kittitian (JamKit) Association; which is a group of Jamaicans living in St Kitts and Nevis, began their festivities by attending an Independence Church Service at the Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday 7th August, 2011. Members of the organisation spearheaded the service reading scripture and featured other items.
Saturday, 13 August 2011, will see JamKit continue their celebrations, as they host a Jamaican Poolside Social and Expo at Leeward Cove, Frigate Bay from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
At this Social, the association will be acknowledging Lee Graham and Marcia Clarke (Posthumously) for their exemplary contribution to the St Kitts & Nevis Community. Graham will be awarded for contributing to the Fisheries Industry and Community Service and Marcia Clarke in the fields of Craft, Culture and Community Service.
The theme for this year’s Independence celebration was “The Journey Continues”.
The press release from the Association mentioned that there were Grand Gala Celebrations under the title ‘Jamaica Rocks’ in Kingston and Montego Bay with other smaller celebrations in all parish capitals in Jamaica on Saturday (Independence Day), showcasing and highlighting the musical culture of Jamaica from Mento to Ska to Rock Steady and on to Reggae and Dance Hall.
Individuals who were adjudged winners in dance, songs, poetry and drama pieces from the sectional, regional and parish competitions in all the schools throughout Jamaica, came under one roof at
Mello Go Roun’ 2011, that form the performing arts aspect of the Jamaica Festival Celebration.
Carol Phillips, is the President of the JamKit Association.