Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, good food and music. On Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 10:30 AM, the Cachet Caribbean Community Society (CARICS) is showcasing more artistic talent from both local and international artists at the CARICS International Fine Arts Festival. The festival is being held at the Spanish Court Hotel Conference & Event Center. It is perfect for art lovers and enthusiasts to mingle with the artists and admire their beautiful artwork. The festival will host a mix of both visual and performing artists which will capture your attention and make keep you coming back for more.
The CARICS International Fine Arts Festival is hosted by CARICS. CARICS is a revolving fund that aims to foster socioeconomic development of marginalized citizens through education, agriculturE, arts and other such programs and projects.
At 7pm on February 9th,
2020 guitarist Joseph Leighton and his mentor, David Lyttle, will be performing
at Toby’s Resort. Guitarist Joseph Leighton has been hailed as one of Ireland’s
brightest new jazz talents. Now 22 years old, he and David have played over 60
dates in the Middle East, South East Asia, Ireland and are now bringing their performance
to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Joseph Leighton comes
to Jamaica to trace his paternal Jamaican roots but as a teenager in Derry,
Ireland he was initially a teenage rock prodigy. His interest in jazz was
sparked after a meeting with David Lyttle, a MOBO nominated drummer. Following
awards from Moving On Music and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, he has
been under the tutelage of guitar icons such as Jesse van Ruller, Mike Walker
and Peter Bernstein. In 2016, Joseph travelled to Canada to attend the Banff
Centre’s Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and was under the direction of Vijay
The person who inspired
Joseph down this jazz guitar path, David Lyttle, has been both a mentor and international
tour partner. In the past year, in addition to his touring with Joseph, he has
performed in China, North America, Holland, Spain, the Middle East, SE Asia and
Switzerland. David is a MOBO Award nominated drummer and has been described by
the Independent as ‘representing the best in jazz coming out of Ireland’. David
being a prominent jazz drummer has collaborated with a long list of jazz
visionaries from Kurt Rosenwinkel to Joe Lovano. In 2017 David brought the
wonderful music of jazz to new audiences in the United States in his coast-to-coast
residency performing for cowboys, bikers and UFO tourists, and more recently on
his extensive Irish tour of small towns, villages and islands.
Toby’s Resort in January of 2020 had the pleasure of welcoming Alice, the current reigning Miss Global International, to stay at our resort during her mission trip in Jamaica.
For the past 3 years, Alice has lead a creative yet powerful charity project in Canada, where she collects donations by dancing on the streets of Toronto. To date, she has raised over one million Jamaican dollars for children in need, just from the pocket change of strangers walking by.
On her trip to Jamaica, Alice has spent time at the local SOS Children’s Village in Barett Town, St. James and performed at a charity concert to raise further funds towards the charity. Stay tuned to see more updates from Alice! On her Instagram and Miss Global International Instagram.
Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities are excited to be hosting their signature
Polo Charity Event on Sunday, 16th February 2020 at 2 p.m. at the
Chukka Sandy Bay Polo Field in Hanover. The organizers are delighted to be
hosting the Newport RI International Polo Team again this year alongside
Jamaica’s finest talented polo players.
Polo Charity Event will be a social affair with a delicious high tea and
drinks, thrilling polo, games, auctioning, lively dancing with DJ Murdoch. The
traditional hat competition will be an enjoyable part of the afternoon
activities. This evening of fun will be dedicated to continuing the Chukka
Foundation and Hanover Charities’ philanthropic missions; financing their
scholarships and community projects throughout Western Jamaica.
Polo Event’s origins are based in a partnership between Hanover Charities and
Chukka Foundation to create a one of a kind social event in Hanover that would
greatly impact the lives of Jamaicans. Hanover Charities portion of the
proceeds provides scholarships for a number of youth in Hanover to pursue a
tertiary education, as well as other community projects throughout the parish.The
Chukka Foundation’s portion goes towards assisting schools and children with
school supplies and equipment, community projects, and scholarships. The
charity polo event is expected to bring together locals and visitors for an
exciting family day of play, but more importantly as a chance to give back.
Polo Charity Event has been endorsed by The Jamaica Tourist Board and other
sponsors – Toby Inn included and is Jamaica’s largest and most prestigious polo
event. It has gained positive local publicity and, with the Rhode Island
Newport Polo Team participating this year, will receive an international audience
to broaden the charities and sponsors reach.
are available at the Chukka Corporate Office (Unit 2, Montego Freeport Shopping
Centre), Fontana Pharmacy in Montego Bay, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, and The
Tryall Club at US$150.00 per person (inclusive of an elegant and hearty high
tea and bar); and for children 3-12 years of age at US$50.00 per child.
tickets will be sold at the gate for J$3,000 per person. Children under 12
years of age can join in the fun for free. Additional food and drinks will be
available for purchase at the event.
Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities are greatly appreciative for the
support they have received in making this year’s fundraiser a great success!
Chukka Foundation is dedicated to achieving lasting, positive changes to the lives of children, youth and families, including our Chukka families, in their local communities. Empowering through education and scholarships; improving lives and offering philanthropic support; promoting responsible and compassionate care towards animal welfare.
Hanover Charities is the largest non-profit, 501c3 organization in Western Jamaica. HC since its inception has invested millions of US$ to the parish of Hanover to further educational, health and welfare projects and has improved the lives of many.
For over 60 years Hanover Charities has succeeded in their effort to create a healthier, happier and better educated future for their friends and neighbors in Hanover Parish. The Annual Sugar Cane Ball will be held at Round Hill, in Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 15, 2020 at 7 PM. The proceeds from this event and Chukka-Hanover Charities 2020 Polo Event will contribute Hanover Charities funds in an effort for them to continue to their mission to improve the lives of the people and community of Hanover.
Hanover Charities has been serving the needy in our parish for over 60 years. We offer food for the hungry, help for schools, libraries, health facilities, and assistance to deserving Hanoverian students through the Morris-Watkins Scholarship. For more information, please visit www.hanovercharities.com
The Icyline Wallace Cancer Foundation will be having it’s 9th annual Walkathon on October 20th, 2019 in Montego Bay. We will walk from Sam Sharpe Square to the Airport and back to the Square. Along with our Sponsors such as Toby’s Resort, we walk to support all those who are cancer survivors, to remember those that we have lost and to find a cure. Come and walk with us. Registration is at 6:30 AM and the walk starts at 7:00 AM.