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JAMAICAN “QUEENS” OF REGGAE RECOGNIZED AT CEREMONY IN KINGSTON!

Despite Sunday’s rain, the Queens Of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston was a success.

The event, now in its second staging, is geared towards highlighting Jamaican women who have excelled in their respective fields.

Laurell Nurse, CEO of Nyte Nurse Pro — event organizers, was very pleased with the occasion.

Paula Ann Porter Jones

Paula Ann Porter Jones

“It’s a growing event and we expect it to continue to grow every time we stage it. QORIHC saw the need to recognize these hard-working women for their contribution to the Jamaican entertainment landscape, and overall cultural exposure worldwide, while they are alive to enjoy it,” Nurse told the Jamaica Observer.

Dahlia Harris

Dahlia Harris

This year’s honorees include: entertainment and artist manager Sharon Burke; chef and restaurateur, Yvonne Hope; fashion designer Ashley Martin; international model Nadine Willis; founding female members and choreographers of Dance Xpressionz; radio broadcaster Paula-Anne Porter-Jones; businesswoman Joy Fairclough; actress and cultural ambassador Dahlia Harris; reggae recording artist

Lady G

Lady G

Lady G; PR and event planner Tracey Hamilton; and popular back-up vocalists Carol Dexter & Nicole Burt.

Guest speaker was Italian-based radio personality Marci “Missy Soprano” Ruggierro, who was the touring DJ for dancehall artist Lady Saw for over 15 years.

Ruggierro spoke about the impact of Jamaican culture on the world and how proud Jamaican females should be in playing their integral role in this industry over the years.

Sharon Burke

Sharon Burke

The audience was then treated to intermittent bouts of soulful entertainment by Lymie Murray, Chevaughn and Hezron.

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