Rugby celebrates Jamaica’s independence in style

Jamaican celebrations to mark 'Independence Day', were hosted by the West Indian Club, St. Peter's Road, Rugby recently.''Pictured: Arran Hinds & Courtney Hinds (Foundation Sound).
Jamaican celebrations to mark 'Independence Day', were hosted by the West Indian Club, St. Peter's Road, Rugby recently.''Pictured: Arran Hinds & Courtney Hinds (Foundation Sound).
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USAIN Bolt wasn’t the only Jamaican celebrating this week.

A taste of the Caribbean island came to Rugby at the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the nation’s independence.

Visitors to the West Indian Club in St Peter’s Road were treated to Caribbean food and music, displays, face-painting and a fashion show.

The fun day took place on Saturday and was enjoyed by people of all ages.

Rugby Mayor Cllr Kathryn Lawrence attended the festivities.

She said: “It was a lovely, happy event.

“The Jamaican food was delicious and the drummers were brilliant. I had my nails painted with bright turquoise glittery nail

varnish.”

Cllr Lawrence said the weather didn’t detract from the spirit of the event.

“It started off in the sunshine and then ended up raining,” she added.

“The weather didn’t matter - it was a fantastic day.”

Every year, Jamaicans around the world celebrate August 6 as the day when Jamaica was finally given the power to rule on its own.

The Jamaican flag has been flying on the top of Rugby Town Hall to mark the celebration.