Independence allows Jamaica to vision the nation as the place of choice to “live, work, raise families and do business”. The Annual Independence Celebration is a cherished tradition by which Jamaicans everywhere gather to show their pride, love and support of country. In New York, The Jamaica Independence Gala Society celebrates Jamaica’s 57th Independence with a Black-Tie Gala at the Hilton Westchester Hotel, Rye, NY, August 10, 2019.