Flames of Freedom Torch Run

Montego Bay
St. James

The traditional ‘Flames of Freedom’ Torch Run will be held, with participation from more than 300 young people from the constituency. It will start at 7:00 a.m. at Catadupa, which is the birthplace of Sam Sharpe, and continue through Cambridge into Anchovy. The runners will stop at Sam Sharpe Square for a brief ceremony, where the Torch will be handed over to the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams. The runners will then make their way to Tulloch Castle in Kensington for a grand celebration and concert, with stops at the entrance to Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville and John’s Hall. The ceremony at Tulloch Castle will include presentations by government officials and representatives of St James southern and a concert featuring top gospel and reggae acts. Re-enactment of the lighting of the thatch house at midnight which signalled the start of the rebellion will highlight the event. 

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