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Red Stripe donates beers to Jamaica50 Time Capsule

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Beer manufacturer Red Stripe Jamaica has donated an assortment of Red Stripe beers to be placed in the Jamaica50 Time Capsule that will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) downtown Kingston to be opened in 2062.

The beers were handed over by Head of Corporate Affairs at Red Stripe, Dianne Ashton-Smith, to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange.

The time capsule will be locked away following an official ceremony hosted by the BoJ Governor and is to be opened in 2062 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence.

Among the many items donated to the time capsule commemorating the first 50 years of Jamaican Independence are a Maroon abeng; a rare set of Marley albums; relics unearthed from the Taíno archeological excavation at White Marl, St Catherine; photos of Jamaican prime ministers and governors general; posters featuring Jamaica's UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Blue & John Crow Mountains; Jamaican art and craft, as well as items of popular culture such as a poster of Dancehall Queen Carlene.

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