Tito the only Jackson brother coming for Sumfest

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Last week Thursday at an emergency press conference hosted jointly by Summerfest Productions and the Ministry of Culture, it was announced that three brothers of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, were coming to Jamaica and two of them would perform at Reggae Sumfest. The three brothers who were confirmed to travel to the island were Tito, Jackie and Randy Jackson, former members of the sensational US group, the Jackson 5.



Tito, it was stated, was set to also perform on International Night II, Saturday July 25 alongside his brother Randy.



Yesterday, however, in response to damning Internet reports of another Jackson brother — Jermaine — blasting wire reports that he and his brothers were coming to Jamaica, Sumfest organizers declared that at no time was Jermaine said to be coming to Jamaica.
Sumfest promoter Robert Russell, is quoted in one daily newspaper as saying, “Tito and Jackie are already confirmed, and we are awaiting confirmation from Randy and Marlon.”



Then, last night the Ministry of Culture issued a release stating that Tito Jackson and his band will be traveling to Jamaica on Friday to perform at Reggae Sumfest. No mention of Randy or Marlon and only a passing reference to brother Jackie and his wife who were reportedly "thrilled by the invitation" to vacation n Jamaica .
The ministry release stated: “Prime Minister Bruce Golding spoke with Michael Jackson’s brother, Tito, to express condolence on behalf of the people of Jamaica; and to offer the warmth of his country to the Jackson family … Tito takes up Jamaica’s offer on Friday when he arrives in Montego Bay for a retreat and the music festival, Reggae Sumfest, which will be dedicated to the memory of his brother."


According to the news release, the Government of Jamaica offered members of the Jackson family a vacation in the island to help them deal with the loss of their brother, Michael.
Tito and his band will be flown to Jamaica aboard the private jet of the Sandals hotel chain boss, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the Ministry confirmed in its release.

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