Lenford Salmon, Gussie Clarke head up entertainment Advisory Board

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gussie-clarke-photo-1.jpgOlivia "Babsy" Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, has appointed a new entertainment advisory board, which she said should assist in constructing a viable and vibrant creative economy.

The board comprises: Lenford Salmon, chairman; Gussie Clarke, deputy chairman; Councillor Duane Smith; Kingsley Cooper; Clifton "Specialists" Dillon; Dr Carlene Davis-Cowan; Dr Sonjah Stanley-Niah; Paula Surtees; Bunny Brown; Howard McIntosh; Herbie Miller; Clyde McKenzie; Michael "Ibo" Cooper; Joseph Bogdanovich; Karen Smith; Jacqueline Knight-Campbell; Shelly-Ann Curran; and Kamal Bankay.

Speaking in the Sectoral Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, Grange said she plans to hold discussions with Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, to determine what is served to visitors as Jamaican entertainment.

"Our aim is for every visitor who arrives in Jamaica to experience the distinctive sounds and images of our Jamaican music. In this setting we will be able to provide further opportunities for increased employment and financial growth for our musicians," said Grange.