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Friday, May 9, 2014 • Issue 139
You may not have heard about Josie's
Jamishness but you may have seen im-
ages of people covered in brightly
coloured paint jamming in some part of
Trinidad in a seemingly random J'ouvert
in May. That, my friends, is Josie's
Jamishness, a birthday party like no
The brainchild of Jordanna Hadeed, the
J'ouvert party has been growing steadily
in popularity over the six years it has
been staged. From a couple hundred
close friends in the first year to well over
a thousand people this year, Josie's
Jamishness has become an established
event on some people's calendar. The fact
that it is not advertised and you have to
know someone who knows someone to
get a ticket only adds to the attractive-
For Hadeed, whose birthday is really in
April, keeping a tight rein on the event is
important. She personally oversees
everything, from the committee lists to
garbage disposal and has every aspect of
the event so timed, she could tell you at
exactly what time everything is supposed
Hadeed has been planning events since
she was 15 and had aspirations of owning
her nightclub. She segued into nutrition,
getting qualified as a dietitian but her
love for events kept pulling her. Eventu-
ally she began collaborating with pro-
moter, Michael Sealy, and together they
did the annual Misty Ridge fete, Shades
and Spooked, among others.
Each year for her birthday, Hadeed
would find a fun, unique way to celebrate.
For her 24th birthday she did a massive
Easter egg hunt, another year, she cele-
brated with a week of activities. For her
25th birthday, she threw a J'ouvert party
for 275 people.
"Then my friends said I have to do it
again and the next year I had 400 people.
By the third year it became the business
it is today," she told Metro.
Hadeed is understandably nervous
about the party growing too large since
she does not want to compromise the
quality of the experience, which provides
male and female packages as well as a
variety of food and drinks.
She has been told to throw one during
Carnival but she prefers not to compete
with other similar party brands. She is,
however, thinking of exporting the con-
cept to other islands.
Metro attended Josie's Jamishness for
the first time this year. See the images
we captured on page 14.
"GUZZLE 'N GLO"....a cooler party, a
jammin' drinks fest, will take place on
Saturday May 24, 2014 at Blackpool
Sports Club, Tunapuna Road, Tunapuna
(just before Mt. St. Benedict Gardens).
The fundraiser is the first public event
for SHi INc: Kevin Elliott, Meera Ram-
sumair, Rae-Ann Williams, Renee Gabriel
and Dionne Ligoure, a group of friends
who decided to use their passion for plan-
ning and partying to assist a friend in off-
setting medical expenses.
The party is set to pump with enter-
tainment by DJ's DING DONG (96.1),
BONZ (RED 96.7) and Action Star.
There will also be cameos and guest ap-
pearances by other entertainers.
SHi INc committee member Meera
commented: "We are putting things in
place to ensure that people thoroughly
enjoy the vibe and energy of GUZZLE 'N
GLO. Great attention is being paid to the
ambience, and extra touches. I don't want
to give too much away, but GUZZLE 'N
GLO is where you want to be on May 24.
We are also really happy to do something
for Ollie (Anthony Oliver), who is like a
The choice of name "GUZZLE 'N GLO"
reflects a shared love of the SHi INc crew.
Kevin chuckled as he commented
"Coming up with the name was effort-
less, as we all appreciate a good drink...
well a few good drinks, but we don't play
with safety, we drink responsibly and
there is always a designated driver. GUZ-
ZLE 'N GLO will be a jammin' drinks fest!
We will have some very interesting bev-
erages for people to guzzle"!
In addition to raising funds, SHi INc is
establishing a brand.
Dionne added: "this will not be a one-
off event. SHi INc is building a brand. And
building a brand has a lot to do with satis-
fying customers. SHi INc intends for
GUZZLE 'N GLO to be a positively memo-
rable experience. People must leave and
remember...yea that was a bess' party."
"GUZZLE 'N GLO" would not be possi-
ble without the support of many hard-
working people. SHi INc also thanks:
• Blackpool Sports Club
• Keith Ligoure (DJ SEPP MAIER)
• Lana Nobrega
• Barry Mohammed
SHi INc welcomes your support to en-
sure that "GUZZLE 'N GLO" is a success,
filled with positive vibes, pumping music
and beautiful people!
"GUZZLE 'N GLO" takes place on
SATURDAY MAY 24, 2012: come out
and enjoy yourself while supporting a
For tickets please call: 747.0219;
683.9697; 788.8932; 732.2672 and
With hits such as 'Groovy Little
Thing', 'What One Dance Can Do',
'Putting Up Resistance', 'They
Gonna Talk,' 'Rockaway' and
countless others, Beres Ham-
mond is the ultimate love rockers
Beres will be hitting the stage
with some of his Jamaican reggae
counterparts at the Hasely Craw-
ford Stadium Grounds on May 31
when he touches down in T&T for
the Redemption Concert. VP
recording artiste, Gyptian and the
ever impressive, Sanchez are also
on the lineup, as well as Duane
Stephenson whose singles, 'Au-
gust Town,' and 'Fool For You'
have been warmly received in T&T.
The concert will be produced by
Tropix Entertainment, a well
known in the promotional arena
and The Ricky Ragoonanan Group
of companies, who is known in the
local entertainment industry as a
top supplier of entertainment
equipment. Together, these enti-
ties are gearing up to deliver to the
people of Trinidad and Tobago, an
event unlike any other- one that
they are promising, will leave a
positive and impressive memory in
the hearts and minds of thou-
For more information on Re-
demption The Concert, visit
www.etceterabuzz.com or call
Jordanna Hadeed with friend Blaire Murray
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