Monday, September 7, 2015 marked the 96th anniversary of the birth of beloved Jamaican cultural icon, the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE. In continued recognition of her contribution to Jamaica’s culture, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture has produced a one-hour television feature and other activities to mark her birthday anniversary.
The television feature entitled “Tenky Miss Lou” featured documentary tributes with performances of Miss Lou’s works in song, poetry and dance interspersed with interviews excerpts from footage of Miss Lou and facts about her life. The television feature was aired on TVJ at 6:00 p.m., CTV at 8:00 p.m., PBCJ at 9:30 p.m. and on CVM TV at 10:00 p.m. with a repeat on CVM on Wednesday at 9 p.m. In addition to the feature, the JCDC had a full day of activities beginning at 8:00 a.m.