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Highlights from Jamaica Independence preparations held overseas and in Jamaica.

Contributed
A section of the crowd.
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Mokojombie stilt dancers at Jamaica Independence celebration at Palm Beach Post Park.
Ricardo Makyn/Satff Photographer.
Youngsters  making final preparations for the Independence Gala performance at the National Stadium on Thursday 5.8.2010.
Ricardo Makyn/Satff Photographer.
Youngsters  making final preparations for the Independence Gala performance at the National Stadium on Thursday 5.8.2010.
Ricardo Makyn/Satff Photographer.
Youngsters  making final preparations for the Independence Gala performance at the National Stadium on Thursday 5.8.2010.
Ricardo Makyn/Satff Photographer.
Youngsters from the Tivoli Gardens Community making final preparations for the Independence Gala performance at the National Stadium on Thursday 5.8.2010.
Ricardo Makyn/Satff Photographer.
Youngsters from the Tivoli Gardens Community making final preparations for the Independence Gala performance at the National Stadium on Thursday 5.8.2010.
Contributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jamaicans in Toronto participate in the flag raising
ceremony held on August 1 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, to commemorate Jamaica’s Independence
Contributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          President of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA), Audrey Campbell, addresses the flag raising ceremony held on August 1 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, to commemorate Jamaica’s Independence.  Seated (from left) are: Mrs. Lola Ramocan; Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, George Ramocan; Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner, Jean Augustine; Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Joe Pantalone; and Deputy Chief of Toronto Police Service, Peter Sloly.
Contributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith (left) and Regional Director for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Sandra Scott, proudly display miniature Jamaican flags at a flag raising ceremony held on August 1 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, to
commemorate Jamaica’s Independence.
Contributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Deputy Chief of Toronto Police Service, Peter Sloly (left); President of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE) Canada, Mary Anne Chambers; and Consul at the Jamaican Consulate General in Toronto, Nigel Smith, proudly display miniature Jamaican flags at a flag raising ceremony held on August 1 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, to commemorate Jamaica’s Independence.
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