Sagicor's Independence Village a hit for Jamaica 60
The ASHE Company gives a well-received performance during Sagicor's Independence Village concert.

SAGICOR Group Jamaica pulled out all the stops last Friday as the company treated its clients and team members to a day event dubbed Independence Village.

Hosted in honour of Jamaica 60, it was held at the R Danny Williams Building in New Kingston and featured several local artisans who showcased their Jamaican wares, prizes, giveaways, and top-notch entertainment.

Decked out in black, green, and gold patrons enjoyed their treats of Jamaican pastries and snow cones on the house while being entertained by the JamPop Mento Band and the ASHE Company. Additional entertainment was also provided by Coppershot Music and a stellar performance from veteran deejay Admiral Bailey.

Veteran deejay Admiral Bailey (left) receives a limited edition Sagicor-branded Bresheh bag from Christopher Zacca, president & CEO, Sagicor Group Jamaica, after an energetic performance.

"At Sagicor we love to showcase our national pride and how proud we are to be Jamaican. We had to put on a show and join the celebrations of Jamaica's diamond Independence," shared Alysia White, vice-president, group marketing, Sagicor Group Jamaica.

"It was great to see how many people turned out to enjoy the festivities and witness them having fun. Jamaica has such a rich, vibrant, and infectious culture that has resonated globally. Sagicor is pleased to be part of such a significant year in our country's history. We will continue to play our part in celebrating the great nation that is Jamaica," said White.

Patrons were able to purchase Jamaican-themed items such as T-shirts, books, jewellery, and authentic crafts. The vendors in attendance were contemporary jewellery makers Beauty Lies Within, the New Knutsford Pharmacy, Authentic Craft from the Kingston Craft Market, Sangster's Bookstore, Sigma Pop Up Shop, and artist Claud Hoilett.

Sagicor also had a series of in-branch activities throughout the week leading up to Jamaica 60, which included mento band pop-ups.

Kathleen Salmon shows off the New Knutsford Pharmacy booth at Sagicor's Independence Village.

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