Date set for Powerful Women and Men charity show
A number of politicians and other national influencers have already begun rehearsing for this year's Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity Show, set for June 4 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.
The family of veteran politician and Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, will be on the show for the first time this year and will be joined by a number of other first-time performers, including Paula Llewellyn, director of public prosecutions; Natalie Neita-Headley, former minister with responsibility for sport; Joe Bogdanovich, promoter of Reggae Sumfest and CEO of Downsound Records; Floyd Green, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Julian Robinson, general secretary of the PNP, and his wife Mariane.
In addition to the host of new performers, some familiar faces will be returning to the stage this year. Dr Fenton Ferguson, former minister of health; Thalia Lyn, founder and chief executive officer of Island Grill; Judith Ramlogan, CEO, Companies Office of Jamaica; Christine Steele, airline executive; Paulette Henry, company executive; Sergeant Rosemarie Lee and members of the JCF performing as 'Operation 150'; and the ever-popular male singing group of Michael Powell, Emerson Henry, Sil Bell, DiMario McDowell, Maurice Henry and Robbie Robinson are all expected to put in exciting performances as they aim to surpass the standard they set in previous years.
In a release sent to THE STAR, Thyra Heaven, conceptuliser and chair of the planning committee of the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show, thanked the nation's leading men and women for their continued support of the event.
"We thank the many new movers and shakers of society who have come on board this year and the faithful cast members whose support has seen us raising over $55 million over the years to benefit the more than 400 wards of the Mustard Seed Communities," she said.