CaribWorldNews, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Sept. 22, 2009: The Jamaican community in the U.S., under the auspices of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board and the Embassy of Jamaica, will be hosting its first conference of Diaspora representatives in the continental USA next month.
The event is set for October 2-4, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida.
The conference is being held under the theme, `Responding to the Challenge: Jamaicans Unite for Progress,` and will have in attendance at least 150 persons representing the many Jamaican organizations in the Northeast, Midwest and Southern regions of the USA.
The Minister with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Dr. Ronald Robinson, and Jamaica`s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Anthony Johnson are slated to be in attendance.
Community and business leaders, are invited to attend the event as a delegate from the Southern United States region and on behalf of their respective organization or interest. The conference will also provide a forum to discuss issues of mutual interests to our local communities and Jamaica, and also to deliberate on the future strategic direction of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States.
`We look forward to your participation and anticipate a successful outcome from this inaugural venture,` said officials in a statement this week.
The Diaspora Advisory Board was established approximately six years ago at the first Jamaican Diaspora Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica, to advise the Government on Diaspora matters, and to effectively mobilize support for the island in areas such as trade & economic development, education, health, and disaster preparedness.
To RSVP, send an e-mail to, Marlon Hill INFO@MARLONHILL.COM to receive registration documents by September 25, 2009.