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JN Money Transfer supports the performing arts as main sponsors of the Oliver Samuels Play ‘Divorce Papers’.  The highly anticipated production written by Basil Dawkins was launched at the Pelican Bar Croydon on Thursday October 15th 2015. The family oriented show which had a successful run in Jamaica and the US is a humorous play which tackles serious marital issues.

A relaxed Oliver Samuels Photo courtesy CaribDirectcom

A relaxed Oliver Samuels. Photo courtesy CaribDirect.com

Oliver Samuels returns with his usual comedic brilliance and wit in this unpredictable storyline in which he plays a man living with his wife for 30 years and serving her divorce papers after accusations of infidelity by both.  The must see play also stars Ruth Ho Shing, Dennis Titus and Maylynne Walton Lowe.

The Launch which was attended by media personnel including CaribDirect Multi-Media, The Voice Newspaper and influential persons in the Caribbean community was a prelude to the showing of 8 performances across the UK.   Also present was the JN Money Services Territory Manager Dianne Augustine and Agent Development Coordinator Raymond Mills.  Writer Basil Dawkins expressed his gratitude to corporations such as JN International Money Transfer for supporting the arts as theatre is highly dependent on the sponsorship from the corporate institutions.  He said ‘the support received from sponsors has a multiplier effect on the community at large. We are extremely indebted to JN Money Services and other sponsors for having the arts at the centre of their hearts ’

Writer Basil Dawkins Photo courtesy CaribDirectcom

Writer Basil Dawkins. Photo courtesy CaribDirect.com

JN Money Services Territory Manager Dianne Augustine pointed out that sponsoring these shows is a way of engaging and giving back to the community and by extension the development of the arts in Jamaica.  ‘It’s a way for us to engage with our customer base and target market especially now that JN Money Transfer is expanding across the Caribbean and now offer a wider range of services.’   She added ‘We are committed to developing the arts and preserving our Caribbean culture here in the UK’.

JN Money Services transfers money across the Caribbean to Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, Barbados, Antigua and Cayman.  The services also extend across the world through partnership with MoneyGram.  ‘We now offer currency exchange and ATM services at all our branches as we are fast becoming a one stop financial entity where customers are able to pay bills, withdraw cash and send remittances.’ added Marketing Coordinator Kimona Wilson.

The Voice Newspaper George Rudduck and JN official Kimona Wilson Photo courtesy CaribDirectcom

The Voice Newspaper George Rudduck and JN official Kimona Wilson. Photo courtesy CaribDirect.com

The Grande Finale (London)  of Divorce Papers will be held at the Hammersmith Town Hall on Saturday the 31st of October, show time 8pm.  The last show will be in Birmingham on November 1st 2015.

Needless to say the informal press interview at Pelican Bar was one filled with hilarious laughter and joyousness. Oliver in his typical style approached the interviews in a very relaxed and jovial way that endeared the press and audience to not only him but the experienced cast as well. The team were indeed overwhelmed at the general response to the show but were particularly pleased at the turnout at the Pelican Bar coupled with the many words of encouragement.

Oliver Samuels and orin Lewis Photo courtesy CaribDirectcom

Oliver Samuels and orin Lewis. Photo courtesy CaribDirect.com

Also present was president of the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust (ACLT), Orin Lewis who took the opportunity to provide a brief history of the ACLT’s work and the need for the UK Black community to be ever conscious of the need to give blood and join the Bone Marrow Register. All are looking forward to Divorce papers with much anticipation.

Divorce Papers cast and JN Money Staff

Divorce Papers cast and JN Money Staff



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