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Fanfare at Black Panther MoBay premiere

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James - The internationally acclaimed Black Panther movie and currently the number one movie in the world premiered with much fanfare at the Palace Multiplex in the resort city of Montego Bay last Thursday.

A trio of western Jamaica entrepreneurs — Gavin Bennett of Corporate U, Sitara Byfield of Naturally You, and Dionne Waugh of Bridal Dreams Jamaica — hosted the premiere.

“We wanted to give Montegonians a fresh breath of air considering the gloom that has been hanging on the city since the state of public emergency was declared. We thought that hosting a premiere of Black Panther would not only be impactful, but would also give Montegonians an opportunity to come out and really enjoy themselves,” explained Bennett.

“The significance of a movie like this during Black History Month, highlighting positive representations of black people, also made it the right choice, and judging by the response, it certainly had an impact.”

Proceeds from the premiere will go towards the Clifton Boys Home in Westmoreland, Pregnancy Resource Centre in St James and Fathers' House, also in St James.

The Jamaica Observer West brings you highlights of the premiere.

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