Monday 20 January, 2020

Kite Festival promoter cites need for more family-oriented shows in Ja

Oniel Lennon

Oniel Lennon

With high levels of crime plaguing the island, and concerns being raised about the anti-social behaviour that many children continue to display, a prominent event promoter in Jamaica is calling for the hosting of more family-oriented events across the country.

Promoter Oniel ’Basco’ Lennon believes that this would be an effective way to generate more unity among families within the society.

“With so much crime taking place in the society, we need more events that will promote unity among families,” said Lennon.

He made the call as organisers of the popular Jamaica International Kite Festival and Family Fun Day were putting in the final preparations for the event that is considered one of the largest family fun day initiative across the island.

The 17th staging of the event is slated to be held at Grizzley Plantation at Richmond, St Ann on Easter Monday, April 22.

Lennon said at this year’s staging, patrons can expect a number of surprises.

He said the Kite festival is expected to attract thousands of people from Jamaica and other countries across the world.

The admission cost for the event is $500 for children under 12 years, and $2,000 for adults before 5:00 p.m.

The billed artistes include I-Octane, Julian Marley, Munga Honorebel, Rygin King, Tommy Lee Sparta, Wayne Marshall, Sasha, RDX, and Jada Kingdom.

And while highlighting the growth of the event over the years, Lennon says there is need for more events such as the kite festival to be held in Jamaica, to effectively promote family unity nationally.

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