CCGI THREATENS TO PULL OUT OF JAMAICA
The curtains for the Caribbean Classic Golf Invitational closed on Saturday night with a gala and dinner at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort and Spa.
Overall, the turnout was fair. Nevertheless those in attendance enjoyed the event. Comedy night was the highlight of the planned activities. While the Muaythai Boxing saw the biggest turn out. The event which featured 10 fights was a little drawn out.
On the final day of activities CCGI’s CEO and founder Richard Stephenson told IRIE FM that he would have wanted to see more locals supporting the event. (CLIP)
Later on the said night Stephenson warned that Jamaica will lose the multimillion-dollar Caribbean Classic Golf Invitational (CCGI) to the Dominican Republic or the United States, if tourism officials here fail to show some serious commitment to the event.
Richard Stephenson flew in more than 40 celebrities, including comedian Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson and Mikhi Phifer.
Over the last four years Stephenson has donated some 600 computers to primary schools across Jamaica, and plans to contribute 400 brand-new dell machines valued at US$500,000 (J$45 million) this year.