Today August 6 is Independence Day here in Jamaica and Falmouth, the parish capital, hosted the Trelawny ceremony in Water Square.
On hand were several dignitaries, including Custos David Muschette, MP Patrick Atkinson, Mayor Garth Wilkinson, Deputy Mayor Colin Gager, the Superintendent of Police i/c Trelawny, the Fire Chief, among others.
To begin, here is a video of the march-past, led by the Green Pond United Marching Band from neighboring St James.
Here is a video of part of the performance by the Hatfield Dancers from the parish of Westmoreland.
Here is a lively melody from green Pond United Marching Band that ended the morning’s proceedings:
I will let the photos tell the rest of the story:
The Governor General’s message was read by the Custos of Trelawny, Paul Muschette. Northern Trelawny Member of Parliament and Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson, read the Prime Minister’s message, while Deputy Mayor Colin Gager, read the Opposition Leader’s message.
Trelawny Festival Queen 2015, Njerie Chambers led the National song.