Friends of the Caribbean to honour Count Miller

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MK Charity, Friends of the Caribbean will be presenting an award to Prince Count Miller for his contribution to Caribbean life and music in the UK and the Caribbean.

Prince has just released his new song celebrating the milestone reached by Jamaica and appearing as the Narrator in the highly recommended JA Story – The History of Jamaica Musical.

It is 50 years since Dr. No was released to movie houses the world over. For one man Count Prince Miller, the two events are milestones in his career, not only did he appear in the film Dr. No, he was also one of the local Jamaican artists chosen to perform before Princess Margaret when she represented the queen at the very first independence celebrations in Kingston back in 1962.

Chairman, Wain McIntosh promised that the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the MK Dons Stadium will erupt in Caribbean rhythm and vibes featuring reggae performances including internationally acclaimed duo Mafia & Fluxy. Saxophonist Lascelles James will also be wooing the guests with renditions from his extensive repertoire, with Jamaican comedian Tony Hendrix keeping things together.

In attendance will be local MP Mark Lancaster, the Mayor along with High Commissioners from the Caribbean Islands and well known celebrities from the community. The festivities kick off at 6pm on July 14 with a cocktail reception, Steel Band, Dinner, Raffle and entertainment until 2am. Proceeds from the evening will be shared between Alpha Boys home a Jamaican charity and FOTC’s mentoring programme within local secondary schools in the City.

All of this is against the backdrop of black and minority ethnic groups, currently making up about 19.5% of the city’s population, which has been contributing to all sectors of local life over the last 30 years. This is all so evident in areas of Education, Health, the Law and small businesses. With this representation on the increase mainly in the dual heritage population, Caribbean’s influence and contribution will only move from strength to strength.

If last year is anything to go by, the 350+ guest expected will have a musical blast reminiscing 50 years of Caribbean music. Proceeds from last year’s event went to Prostate cancer and the sponsorship of students in St. Lucia, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Details can be found at

www.friendsofthecaribbean.co.uk – Tickets for the event are £65 per person, Tel: 07939 591 087