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Prime Minister Holness (second left) participates in the ribbon-cutting with (from left) Jason Hall, Jamaica Tourist Board's deputy director of tourism, cruise, attractions and events; Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport; Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association; Alison Stone-Roofe, Jamaica's ambassador to Brazil; and Christopher Samuda, secretary general, Jamaica Olympic Association. - Contributed photos
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right) gets in on the action at Jamaica House with an enthusiastic Jamaican fan taking a selfie. Holness was among thousands who gathered to watch Jamaican athletes create history in each of their disciplines in Brazil.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange arrive for the official opening of Jamaica House on August 13. 
'Bom Dia Rio de Janeiro', one of Rio de Janiero's most popular morning shows, chose Jamaica House as it location for its live broadcast from The Jockey Club. The programme featured Chef Glenroy Walker (right), Sandals Resorts International, cooking Jamaican favourite of escoveitch fish and jerked chicken. Jason Hall (centre), Jamaica Tourist Board's deputy director of tourism, cruise, attractions and events and coordinator of Jamaica House, is seen during an interview with host of the show, Flavio Fachel (right) on the set of 'Bom Dia Rio de Janeiro'. 
Reggae artiste Nature delivers a scintillating performance to a capacity audience at Jamaica House. Nature, I-Octane, Luciano, and Ky-Mani Marley rocked Brazil with musical vibrations at Jamaica House. 
Jason Hall (second right), Jamaica Tourist Board's deputy director of tourism, cruise, attractions and events, is delighted to welcome members of Great Britain's rowing team to Jamaica House. The athletes were happy to soak up the Jamaican atmosphere as they watched our athletes dominate in track and field. Jamaica House at The Jockey Club, South of Rio, was transformed into a Jamaican headquarters that served authentic Jamaican meals along with the island's iconic Appleton Rum and Red Stripe beer. There was also live broadcast of track and field events, live music performances and a resident DJ. 

Ja paints Brazil black, green and gold

Jamaica House 2016, #ReggaeRocksBrazil, the island's hospitality hub was the hotspot in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. With attendance exceeding expectation. The music, the vibe, the food and live entertainment were a hit among visitors to the house. But the biggest pull to Jamaica House was the superb performances of our athletes in track and field.

The camaraderie was unmistakable as members of other Olympic teams were seen at the venue enjoying the Jamaican experience. A resident DJ, along with performances by some of Jamaica's music ambassadors - Nature, I-Octane, Luciano, and Ky-Mani Marley, rocked the house on respective nights. Add to that, Sandals Group executive chef Glenroy Walker prepared mouthwatering Jamaica fare for the capacity crowds who gathered to watch Jamaica's performances each night.

Jamaica House also served as the nucleus for business meetings between Jamaica's tourism officials and representatives from the emerging market in the Latin American region. An initiative of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Jamaica House was designed to create destination awareness and leverage the global focus on our athletes, Jamaica House 2016 was staged in collaboration with Digicel, Sandals Resorts International, Red Stripe and Appleton. 

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