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Digicel signs on for Ocho Rios Seafood Festival Featured

Entertainment News Written by  Garwin Davis Tuesday, 29 June 2010 00:40 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Telecommunications giant Digicel has placed its signature on another summer entertainment blockbuster, signing on as a major sponsor for the fourth annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival.

 

An ecstatic Camille Miller, marketing manager for the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, said having Digicel on board can best be described "as the icing on the cake, and a guarantee that this year's event will be "the biggest we have had so far."

Ms. Miller also revealed that the event will be headlined by Busy Signal and Vegas. "The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, in only its fourth year, is arguably one of the biggest culinary shows in Jamaica today," Ms. Miller said. "Having a corporate entity the size of Digicel on board is not only a major boost but can be viewed in the context that we are ready to take this event to another level."

Ms. Miller said she was not yet ready to disclose the financial details of the package, adding that "a lot more will be revealed" at a press launch for the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival early next month.
Digicel, only recently, announced that it was again a major sponsor for Reggae Sumfest, describing its relationship with the event as a testament to "Digicel's commitment to supporting our culture and heritage."

Shelly-Ann Curran, senior sponsorship manager at Digicel, confirmed that the company has also signed on with the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival. Ms. Miller noted that though relatively young, the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival has shown enough to make it comparable to any of the other summer events. "In 2007, the first year of the festival, over 15,000 persons were in attendance, while in 2008, in spite of heavy rains, we managed to draw a crowd of over 10,000. Last year was no different as we again had a very large turnout."

Ms. Miller added that the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the St Ann Chamber of Commerce, as well as the St Ann Development Company, a subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), have endorsed the event, and the long-term goal was for the festival to become an integral part of the annual calendar of events nationally.

She said that in addition to Busy Signal and Vegas, others expected to perform include: D'Angel, Captain Barkey and Wickerman, Stacious, Chuckle Berry, Hero, Determine, Prezident Brown, Junior Cat and Lisa Hyper.

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