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LOCAL HOSPITALS BENEFITED FROM CONCERT HELD IN WESTMORELAND!

THREE hospitals and the Portland Infirmary have benefited from medical supplies provided by three organisations based in the United States and Britain. The companies — DJT Promotion Group Inc, Sunlight Productions and Global Harmony — recently staged a concert in Westmoreland to raise awareness about domestic violence.

“We are satisfied with how things turned out and just hope the message got across to the people who turned out,” said George O’Gilvie, head of New York-based DJT Promotion Group Inc.

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O’Gilvie told the Jamaica Observer that his company got together with Sunlight Productions (also from New York) and London’s Global Harmony to stage the White House Culture Jam at White House Beach Park on August 17 in Westmoreland.

Deejay Lady G and local acts performed at the event.

The Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Black River Hospital in neighbouring St Elizabeth, Bustamante Children’s Hospital in St Andrew and the Portland Infirmary received supplies including stethoscopes, toiletries and outfits for staff and patients.

O’Gilvie, a Manchester-born psychotherapist who practises in Poughkeepsie, New York, says his work with victims of domestic violence influenced him to get involved with the event which he hopes will be an annual affair.

DJT Promotion Group Inc is involved in music production. The company produced singer Lazer Current’s 2011 album, The Better Tomorrow, and is currently working with singer Fabian Marley.

In March, the Pan-American Health Organisation, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation released a report titled Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Eight thousand women in Jamaica were interviewed for the report. Twenty per cent of them said they were physically abused by their partners.

 

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