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The Jamaican diaspora here in Cayman is getting ready to celebrate their country’s 54th anniversary with a couple of different events being planned for the first weekend of August.

Cayman Islands gospel queen Michelle “t” is part of an august 6th gala with some of the proceeds going to local charities like the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, meals on wheels and light of the world Christian fellowship.

Michelle “t,” whose real name is Michelle Durrant… says giving back to the cancer society is a heartfelt mission.

“When we look into it for me as a wife and a mother who has been through a case where my husband was diagnosed with stage three going to stage four behind the nostrils and as a mother and a wife and being home and you see you know you have bills to pay you have everything to do and there must be other persons on island who are going through the same situation,” Mrs. Durrant said.

Cancer Society representative Jennifer Weber said giving back to the cancer society is nothing new for Michelle.

The Independence Day Gala should not be confused with the cardinal avenue street fair which is organised by the Jamaican consulate which is planned for the day before on Friday, August 5th.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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