KINGSTON, Jamaica – Coming together as one nation, Jamaica’s resilient spirit is shining stronger than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the government looks to local entities, the diaspora and other international partners to become a major part of the island’s relief efforts.
The Jamaican government, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, is staging ‘Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand,’ a virtual reggae concert on April 12 to raise funds to purchase crucial equipment such as gloves and masks for frontline healthcare workers in Jamaica.
The live concert will be streamed on the VP Records’ YouTube channel from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Among the featured artists will be Koffee, Spice, Buju Banton, Third World, Marcia Griffiths, Richie Spice, Shaggy, Sean Paul, and a host of others.
The minister of culture, Olivia “Babsy’ Grange thanked members of the entertainment fraternity who have willingly agreed to participate in Telethon Jamaica.
According to the ministry, ‘Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand’ was inspired by the new single of the Jamaican Reggae singer, Richie Spice, titled ‘Together We Stand’.
The platforms to make donations to ‘Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand’ are now open.
To make a donation, visit www.jatogetherwestand.com or call 1-866-228-8393 toll-free from Jamaica, the United States or Canada; or +44 0808 189 6147 from the UK and Europe.