Women in entertainment to be honoured at new awards in October

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women-to-be-honoured-founder-myecolin.jpgJamaica's hardworking female industry players will receive well deserved attention and recognition for their years of service. A brand new honorary event, 'Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies -QORIHC, will have their first staging this October in Kingston, Jamaica.

The event, staged by New York based Reggae artiste Mye Laurell through her NyteNursePro foundation, will see eight talented and hardworking females, who are experts in their various fields, getting recognition for their efforts and perseverance.

Laurell and the foundation decided to honour women specifically because activities to support women are fundamentally lacking in the Jamaican industry.

The 2016 ceremony will be held on October 30 at the Courtleigh Auditorium and will see proceeds from the event going to support various charities under the Gregory Isaacs Foundation.

Honorees at this year's ceremonies are veteran Reggae artiste Sister Nancy, whose worldwide hit "Bam Bam" is the most sampled female hit in the history of modern reggae music, gifted video director Nordia Rose, TV broadcaster Elaine Wint, founder of Sun City Radio Doreen Billings or 'Mama B', Dancehall fashion designer Audrey Farquharson, renowned Dancehall Queen, Carlene, Government Minister, Babsy Grange and Dancehall dancing Instructors Latonya Styles and Dance Ja studios.