St. Catherine and Manchester will also see their coronations being held this weekend. Both coronations will be held on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Eltham High School in Spanish Town and the Belair High School Auditorium, Mandeville, respectively.
Parish coronations will then resume on Saturday, June 8 in Portland at the Port Antonio High School Auditorium, beginning at 8:00 PM. Hanover, also scheduled for June 8, will see its coronation take place at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, also beginning at 8:00 PM.
Kingston and St. Andrew’s ceremony takes place on Sunday, June 9 at the iconic Little Theatre in Kingston, and will begin at 7:00 PM.
Miss St. Thomas will be crowned on Saturday, June 15 at Colonel Cove in Morant Bay, with the ceremony beginning at 9:00 PM, while St. Ann’s coronation kicks off at 7:00 PM at Evansville Entertainment Complex in St. Ann’s Bay on Sunday, June 16.
Alpart Sports Club in Main District will host St. Elizabeth’s coronation on Saturday, June 22 and is set to begin at 8:00 PM. St. Mary’s coronation, to be held on the same date, will take place at the St. Mary Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria, and is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM.
Clarendon’s ceremony, which also begins at 8:00 PM, will be held on Saturday, June 29 at Glenmuir High School in May Pen, with Trelawny’s coronations taking place on the same date at Falmouth Cruise Port in Water Square, beginning at 8:00 PM.
St. James will then host the final ceremony on Sunday, June 30 at the Iberostar Hotel in Lilliput District, beginning at 7:00 PM.
Tickets for the various coronations may be purchased at the relevant parish office, or at the gate of the event.
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