Internationally acclaimed reggae artiste, Jimmy Cliff, was on Sunday 6th August 2017, handed the Key to the City of Montego Bay.
Jimmy Cliff, who will forever be best known for his iconic role of ‘Ivan’ in the Jamaican classic, ‘The Harder They Come’, was honoured for his work over the years and for also being one of the most prolific entertainers of his generation.
Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, who made the presentation during the Independence Uniform Parade and Civic Ceremony in Sam Sharpe Square, described Cliff as a humble giant and a true patriot.
Mayor Davis also noted that the proposal to rename Gloucester Avenue more popularly known as the Hip Strip after Jimmy Cliff is almost a reality, adding that another ceremony will be done soon to show further appreciation.
For his part, Jimmy Cliff said he is happy for the recognition and felt humbled by being given the Key to the City of Montego Bay.