|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
The United States Embassy in Kingston has denied visitors’ visas to several Jamaican students who were scheduled to travel to Florida to participate in Culturama 2006 on Sunday.
The annual performance festival, which was to celebrate Jamaica's 44th year of independence, has since been cancelled.
RJR News has been informed that Jamaica's 50 top middle and high school dancers from the annual Mello-Go-Round competition were scheduled to perform in Florida.
However when they went to the Embassy on Thursday all the visa requests were denied.
The US Embassy has provided no reason for the decision.
The performance, scheduled for the Coral Springs Centre for the Arts, would have marked the event's 14th year.
Organisers expected the event, featuring live Jamaican music, poetry and traditional dance, to draw 1,500 patrons as it did last year.