Tribute to Rene Ratcliffe

 

Rene Ratcliffe was passionate about Crop Over.

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Speaking at the official launch of Jump Promotions back in in May, she said her love for the festival drives her to design eye-catching costumes each year.

“My heart and soul goes into the band and I make sure that people are happy with their costumes.”

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Her design this year was guided by the theme, Happy Go Lucky in celebration of the fun side of life.

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“I picked out different themes like Jackpot, which would make you happy to win, or Three Wishes like if you rubbed Aladdin’s lamp. Everything is about feeling lucky,” Ratcliffe said.

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Ratcliffe collapsed shortly after her presentation at the National Stadium this morning. She later died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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