Minister of Culture and Entertainment Olivia Grange, has officially launched Miss Lou 100 — commemorating the centenary of the mother of Jamaican culture, Louise Bennett Coverley.
Miss Grange said Miss Lou devoted her life to restore and redeem the language of the mass of the people.
She said amid great criticism, Miss Lou almost single-handedly brought confidence and respect to the Jamaican language.
Miss Lou 100 is being celebrated over the course of 100 days, which started on September 1.
The celebrations will include the official renaming of Gordon Town Square to Miss Lou Square by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday.