With its official launch final Saturday on the Island Village Plaza in Ocho Rios, all methods at the moment are in place for the return of the Ocho Rios Seafood Pageant immediately.
The competition takes place on the White River Reggae Park and returns after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of the Ocho Rios Seafood Pageant, Garwin Davis, has promised a return to the seafood dishes which have endeared the occasion to its patrons over its 15-year historical past.
“We’re at the beginning a seafood competition, so we’re going to have a big selection of seafood dishes – your lobster, your conch, your fish, your squid, sea cat, shrimp, you identify it,” Davis said.
“The highest cooks within the nation, we’ve requested them to return out with a big selection of seafood dishes and you may relaxation assured they’re going to have the best in seafood immediately, on the White River Reggae Park,” he added.
“We’re comfortable and we’re prepared, all methods go to placed on a first-class product.”
Pleasure Roberts, government director, Jamaica Holidays, who represented main sponsors, the Ministry of Tourism, on the launch, mentioned the ministry backed the competition as a result of it’s a family-oriented occasion and can improve communities across the Ocho Rios space.
“The Ministry of Tourism and its businesses have endorsed this competition. We expect that it’s actually a superb gesture to have one thing like this on Independence Day,” Roberts mentioned on the launch. “What we like about it, extra particularly, is that it’s open to children, households, and it’ll improve the communities in and across the Ocho Rios space.”
The leisure bundle consists of rides for the kids, with stage performances from D’Angel, Marksman, Wickerman, Laa Lee, Richie Stephens, Admiral Bailey, Black Queen, Kharuso, and Jamaica’s Michael Jackson. MCs will likely be Tamba and Gussie.