Marriage and the Family Series: Bring the Family Back

Added: 16 Jun 2017

Victoria Mutual Marriage and the Family Series Celebrates 30 years!

“For a civilization to succeed, the family must succeed.”
William Bennett, Former United States Secretary of Education

For 30 Years the Victoria Mutual Marriage and the Family Series has provided family enrichment resources to encourage the development of healthy family relationships in Jamaica. We believe in family and we believe that encouraging and sustaining a healthy family is fundamental to the development of our nation. In celebration of this milestone, we will be going “back to basics”. Let us all take responsibility and rebuild healthy values and practices; back to the Jamaica in which it “took a village to raise a child”.

This year’s staging will offer something for the whole family. It promises to be exciting and full of prizes and surprises!

Special Features

  • Wellness Village
  • Children’s Village
  • Exciting Exhibits
  • Panel Discussion

MC – Jenny, Jenny

Youth Segment – Steps to Achieving Your Dreams

Guest Speakers:

  • Claudette Pious, Executive Director, Children First
  • Rev. Dr. Stephenson Samuels, Pastor, Escarpment Road New Testament Church of God

Performances by:

  • Dance Xpressions
  • Kerri-Ann Lewis

General Segment

Panel Discussion with representatives from Cisoca, Family Life Ministries and Victoria Mutual
Guest Speaker:

  • DCP Novelette Grant

Performances by

  • Mooretech Dancers
  • Perpetual Praise
  • Kimola Brown-Lowe

Special 30th Anniversary Promotion

A couple or a family of four will have an opportunity to celebrate with us during our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

A lucky couple will have an opportunity to win a weekend for two at the luxurious Jakes Hotel Villas and Spa.

Here’s how

  • Submit a video no longer than 3 minutes stating what has been the glue that has kept you together along your journey
  • The video receiving the most votes on Facebook will win

Are you between the ages of 13 and 16? Do you think Family Time is important? Tell us why.

Submit an essay with no more than 500 words on the topic “The importance of Family Time” for a chance to win a fun-filled day at Jewel Resorts Runaway Bay for a family* of four.
A special committee comprising of Victoria Mutual Team Members and a Member of the public will select the winning essay.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 23, 2017
Mode of Submission: Email

When submitting videos you may email a link or send to VM Group Corporate Affairs and Communications, 73-75 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10. Video can be submitted on DVD. The winners will be announced at Marriage and the Family on Sunday, June 25 at the Emancipation Park.


Victoria Mutual Team members and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. For further information contact Sophia Lewis at 754-4097 ext. 5274 or email
* Family members can be a combination of relatives, siblings, parents/guardian etc. An adult should accompany the child when claiming prize.