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I Love Jamaica Day comes to north London on July 30

SIZZLING HOT SUMMER: Jerk vendors will be selling their tasty wares at I Love Jamaica Day on July 30 (image credit: QNS)

THE THIRD I Love Jamaica Day will take place in Brent, north west London on Sunday July 30.

Set to attract thousands of visitors again this year, some of whom will be travelling all the way from Jamaica, the event will host two-time Grammy Award nominee Luciano who will perform, along with Jamaican property developers who will be on-hand to offer insight into the island’s investment opportunities.

Organisers The Voice, along with JN Bank and JN Money, have tailored proceedings to ensure all of the family enjoy the day as well as have the chance to take away valuable expert information from the various advice seminars that will take place.

The host borough’s MP Dawn Butler spoke with The Voice about the significance of bringing I Love Jamaica Day to north London’s Brent instead of returning it to previous south London venues;


JAH MESSENJAH: Grammy-nominee Luciano will be performing at I Love Jamaica Day this month (image credit: Reggae France)

“Brent has the most Jamaicans outside of Jamaica and I am pleased that I Love Jamaica day will be coming to Brent in 2017.

“I Love Jamaica Day will be celebrated by all the diverse communities, because that is what we do! We embrace, celebrate and integrate because unity is strength.”

Labour Councillor for the Harlesden ward in Brent, Bobby Thomas joined Butler in expressing pride in the borough's diversity:

"As one of many very proud Jamaicans in the most diverse borough in Europe, we can all hold our head high, be positive and celebrate the best about our little island in the sun at I Love Jamaica Day this year."


GOOD TIMES: Levi Roots will be at I Love Jamaica Day (image credit: Alchetron)

Happening just one month ahead of Jamaica’s official 55th birthday weekend in August, the day promises to celebrate some of the most beloved aspects of Caribbean culture. Attendees will be treated to live reggae from Luciano, veteran London DJ Hawkeye and local entertainers as well as an appearance by Levi Roots, dedicated children’s activities including face painting, a domino tournament and an abundance of fresh Jamaican food served by vendors from the community. As well as seminars by Jamaican property experts, other sessions will be led by specialists in immigration, health and personal finance.

Chief Representative Officer for JN, Leon Hamilton, commented:

“JN has a very proud record of either creating, or supporting, activities that help to bring our communities together, to celebrate the thing that binds us - a common love for a country and the strength of Jamaican and Caribbean people.

“I Love Jamaica Day is now one of the signature events that we have done - this will be the third, albeit led by The Voice this time.


FUN FOR ALL: Children’s activities at I Love Jamaica Day include face painting (image credit: Angel Face)

“For us it offers an opportunity for us to celebrate with our members and our community, during Jamaica’s 55th year of independence and to celebrate our own achievements as people from Jamaica and the Caribbean.

“It’s not just about having a great get-together - we’re particularly happy that this year there, that there is a serious business element added to it. Importantly there are developers who will be coming from Jamaica who will be coming to participate in I Love Jamaica Day and that ties into another big part of what Jamaica National does which is to enable people both in and outside of Jamaica to own their own property in Jamaica for their own selves, their family or for investment purposes.

“We really look forward to yet another successful I Love Jamaica Day.”

I Love Jamaica Day takes place on Sunday July 30, from 12 noon-6pm at Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, Willesden, London NW10 3ST. Adult tickets cost £7 and children’s (between 5-12 years old) tickets are £3 - under 5s are free. free. To secure tickets, click here. For further information call 020 7708 6614 or email: ilovejamaicaday@janouk.com. Please note that on-site parking will be available and I Love Jamaica Day is an alcohol-free event.

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