Miami Launch – Jamaica Diaspora Conference


News Release

April 11, 2019

 Jamaica Diaspora Conference Launch

Tuesday, April 16 – Miramar City Hall

The Jamaica Consulate General , Miami, will host the Launch of the Eighth (8th) Biennial Diaspora Conference next Tuesday (April 16) starting at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall of Miramar (Commission Chamber) located at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025.

The event is free to the public and continues the Launch series now taking place across the Diaspora communities.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith will be guest speaker at the event which will bring together nationals and friends of the Diaspora across the Southern USA.  Referring to value of the Diaspora in Jamaica’s economic development, the Consul General, Oliver Mair, has reiterated the call to action to build further on collaborative efforts and partnerships in this regard.  “We are excited about this year’s conference and look forward to our launch on Tuesday”, he added.

The Launch event will be streamlined on;

Tuesday’s launch event will focus on discussions pertaining to the National Biennial Conference to take place in Kingston (June 16 – 20).   The theme of the Conference “Jamaica and the Diaspora: Building Pathways for Sustainable Development”.  Details regarding the Conference logistics are available at

Major sponsors and partners of the national event will also be present and include representatives of JN Group; Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS); Grace Kennedy Ltd.; Jamaica Tourist Board, Caribbean Airlines and JAMPRO.


Cheryl Wynter

Consulate General of Jamaica






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