FroRibbean Fest – Sep. 29th. 

The 1st Annual FroRibbean Fest is a cultural mashup of  musical snippets from areas of the Caribbean islands, Africa, and the U.S. The name “FroRibbean” is a blended word that attempts to show the interconnectedness of Africans-African Americans-Caribbean people- and all those with kinks, waves, curls, and coils in their hair! This festival was created to showcase the talent that spreads across the African Diaspora and the unique aspects as well as similarities of the music that we create! For one day, we will celebrate and bring to life the music, the food, the games, and the dances we have created all over the world, for all of our festival-goers to experience! Wear your country’s flag(s), wear your hair how you dare, and wear your dancing shoes because it’s a non-stop party from sun up to sundown. … Oh and did we mention this event is B.Y.O.B?!!! At Fro Fest you can Be Your Own Bartender! So ice that cooler down and bring your drink of choice. Rum Punch and Food vendors will also be available for purchase throughout the event, as well.

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Congratulations to The Atlanta – Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee (AMBSCC)

The Atlanta – Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee (AMBSCC) has directly impacted the lives of Jamaican citizens in education, technology, and medical care delivery for 25 years. In 2017, AMBSCC focused on providing humanitarian assistance to Montego Bay residents through health care and education. AMBSCC worked on a model for effective integration of technology into schools within the Montego Bay communities. The model would provide equipment and training to students and parents to provide them with skills to engage in a digital world.
AMBSCC also provided extensive medical care to the Montego Bay community including providing medical equipment, basic necessities, medication, and treatment to over 2000 people in more than 23 local health centers and a homeless shelter. AMBSCC also provided classroom supplies, a new industrial range, and computers to local Montego Bay schools, and continued their scholarship program for Jamaican students to help them complete educational programs.
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JAMAICA 56 – CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE Consulate General of Jamaica Calendar of Activities – Southern USA

Consulate General of Jamaica
Calendar of Activities – Southern USA
August 1:              Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer Church Service, Christway Baptist                                     Church, 3500 South  Douglas Road, Miramar (12 noon) – (954-442-7477)
August 3:             Celebrate Jamaica Independence Session with Fab 5 at Temple Beth                                   Emet Center, 4807 S. Flamingo Rd. Cooper City (hosted by HiClass                                             Promo  & Reggae UpClose
                               For details – (305-794-8782 or 561-333-8853)
August 4:      Third annual International Music and Food Festival (IMFest) at
                        Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199 Str. Miami Gardens                            6:pm – 12 midnight     (305-622-8000 ex 2208)
                        Annual Jamaica Independence Celebrations – Shirley Bianca Park, 6900                            Miramar Pkwy Hollywood, FL  (Admission Free: 6 p.m – 10 p.m.)                                            Featuring Code Red Band, DJ Fergie, Dr. Sue, Sierra Norwood Children and                            Ikaya.
                        Jamaica Independence Gala and Awards, hosted by the Jamaica United                              Relief  Association (JURA), Signature Grand, Davie,  at 7:30                                                          p.m.
                        JA. Independence Dinner/Dance:  408 17th Street, West Palm Beach, FL
August 5:      Official Independence Church Service, hosted by the Consulate General                              of Jamaica, Cooper City Church of God. 9191 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL                              (4:00 pm)
                         JA. Independence Service at Grace Episcopal Church, 3600 N. Australian                            Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33407 (10:00 am)
                         Jamaica Independence Celebration Service, Church of the Ascension,                                11201 SW 160 Str. Miami, FL 33157  (5:pm)  (305-238-5151)
                         JA. Flag and Independence Day Celebration, Lauderhill Sports Park<                                   Lauderhill, FL 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. (954-336-6223)  (12 noon – 10                               p.m.)
                        JA Independence Family fun Day 2018 Riviera Beach City Marina, Riviera                          Beach, FL
                        Hosted by United Sports & Social Club, Inc. (561-685-0061)                                                
                        Jamaica Independence Festival – NE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale (3:pm –                              10:pm) (art, culture & cuisine)
August 6:       “A Likkle Bit  O’ Jamaica” Celebration and Reception Miramar City Hall,                               Miramar, FL   Willie Stewart & Friends (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
August 11:     Annual Street Dance, “National Pride” Wear yuh Colors – Truck Stop,                                   Weston, FL
August  4:        Jamaica Independence Celebrations –  Magnuson Hotel, 4694 Hwy                                       192, Kissimmee
                            Admission Free  (Contact: 321-946-9944 or 407-465-1353 or 352-227-9464)
August 5:          Independence Church Service – Restore the Path for Christ Church,                                     2201 Partin Settlement Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34747 (11: a.m.)
                            (Contact: 321-946-9944 or 407-465-1353)
August 11:       Independence Gala, 7:pm., Jamaican/American Association of Central                                 Florida  Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Major Blvd., Orlando                                                           (  407-276-3685
                           JA. Independence Service, Beulah Baptist Church, 1006 W. Cypress St.
                           Tampa, FL 33606 at 10:a.m.
August 11:       Annual Independence Gala & Scholarship Awards – Sheraton Atlanta                               Hotel, Atlanta, GA
July 28:             Annual Independence Gala, Jamaica Foundation of Houston, Elegance                                 Ballroom,   Houston (6:30 pm)
August 5              Ecumenical Independence Church Service Windsor Village Church, Houston,
                                Texas (10:am)
Consulate General of Miami, FL
July 2018
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Message – Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami



Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami

On behalf of the Consulate General of Jamaica, it is my joy and honour to extend warm Independence greetings to fellow Jamaicans here in the Southern United States as we celebrate another milestone in the life of our beloved country – 56 years as an independent and sovereign nation under God.   The theme for this year’s celebration is “One Love..One Family”.

 While the past 56 years have been interspersed with challenges and growing pains, we nonetheless, have much tocelebrate and be thankful for. We think of our rich cultural heritage, our resilience as a people, a stable political system, improvements in our infrastructure, the men and women who have impacted the world in sports, science, politics, music, and influenced policy on the international fora. Of course, let us not forget our joyful and indomitable spirit that makes us strong, immoveable and ‘tallawah’.

The theme,  “One Love…..One family”  firstly, echoes the sentiments of our National Motto “Out of Many One People”, reminding us that while we have a rich cultural diversity, love binds us together as one family.

We are reminded also of our rich heritage where family is still considered as the foundation of a stable, healthy society and world.  It is this deep sense of family connections which stirs you, our brothers and sisters here in the Southern United States, to give of your time, talents and resources to support, not only your immediate family members in Jamaica, but also the countless Jamaicans who have been beneficiaries of your philanthropic efforts.  I therefore, salute the many organizations here in the Southern United States who continue to work tirelessly to promote and enhance the well-being of the Jamaican family at home.

Of course, let us not forget our international partners and friends of Jamaica, who are embraced as ‘family’ through the close ties and bonds of friendship sustained by Jamaicans here in the USA – their adopted homeland.

As we celebrate this Independence with friends and family, let us endeavor to strengthen those attributes that make us that very special people – Jamaicans.  As we reflect on our past, assess the present, and look to the future, let us be mindful that the Eternal Father is ever with us to bless, guide and protect Jamaica, Land We Love.


Let us renew the pledge to stand together so that “Jamaica will, under God, increase in beauty, fellowship and prosperity and play her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race.”



Cecile Christie (Ms.)

Deputy Consul General


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The 2018 Taste the Islands Experience – Wrap Video

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How to be an immigrant

Poster for IMMIGRANT (1)

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