August 6, 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from British rule. With its large number of Jamaican immigrants, Brooklyn seemed the ideal place to announce the commemoration festivities. On May 1, 2022 during a thanksgiving service at Brooklyn’s New Life Tabernacle, Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness laid out plans for the year-long celebration of that momentous occasion. Jamericans from throughout the tristate area traveled to Brooklyn to learn about the J60 initiative happenings. New Life Tabernacle Church Senior Pastor Bishop Micheal Mitchell officiated.
Photo Credit: Andre Grange (the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport’s photographer)