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August 1: Caribbean Emancipation Day – (5:30 pm) Church of Atonement 4401 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes 33313
August 2: Celebrate Jamaica Independence Session with Fab 5 at Temple Beth Emet Center,
4807 S. Flamingo Rd. Cooper City – (305-794-8782 or 561-333-8853)
Jump off to Jamaica’s Independence Weekend “Life After Work” (LAW) 5 pm-midnite
I.T. Boat Dock, 901 NE 3rd Street, Dania Beach, (305-623-5078)
August 3: Family Fun In the Sun Fair – (10 am – 6 pm) Florida City
Loren Roberts Park, 627 NW 6th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
Contact: 786-863-1843 or email@example.com
Jamaica Celebrates Independence – OLD TIME STREET DANCE (3 pm – midnite). The Warehouse, 3500 NW 15th Str., Lauderhill, 33311 (DJ Mark Swaby)
Contact: 754-204-6443 / 954-608-7973 / 954-849-0056
Jamaica Independence Celebrations – (6 p.m – 10 p.m.) Free Admission
Shirley Bianca Park, 6900 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar, Family Entertainment
Hosted by Mayor Wayne Messam.
Jamaica Independence Gala and Awards (7:00 pm ) hosted by (JURA), Signature Grand, Davie, Special guest: Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health. www.jurainc.org
August 4: Official Independence Thanksgiving Church Service, (4:00 pm) The Faith Center, 5555 NW 95th Avenue, FL 33351.Hosted by the Consulate General of Jamaica. Contact: 305-374-8431 or www.jamaiacgmiami.org
Independence Service Grace Episcopal Church (10:00 am)
3600 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Contact: 561-845-6060
Caribbean Independence Celebration Service, First United Methodist Church, 260 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 4:00 p.m. (954-806-7360)
Flag Raising & Independence Celebration (12 noon – 10 p.m.)
Lauderhill Sports Park Lauderhill, FL 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. (954-336-6223)
Jamaica 57 Independence Street Festival (3 pm -10 pm) Free Admission
Beauty & Progress Park (64th Avenue & Miramar Pkwy) www.miramarfl.gov
August 7: Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer – (4:00 p.m)
Davie Community Worship Center, 4140 SW 54 Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer (7:00 pm)
Christway Baptist Church – 3500 South Douglas Road, Miramar, FL. 33025
August 17: Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza (7 pm – 10 pm) Lauderdale Lakes Educational & Cultural Center, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes (Free admission)
July 27: Jamaica Pre-Independence Session (FAB FIVE) 9 p.m.
Tampa Letter Carriers Hall 3003 Cypress Str. Tampa 33609
Contact: 813-505-6663 or 813-965-5475
August 4: Independence Church Service – North Orlando Seventh Day Adventist Church
4525 N. Hiawassee Rd. FL 32818 (4:00 p.m.)
Hosted by Jamaica American Association of Central FLA.
August 10: Independence Gala, 7:pm., Jamaican/American Association of Central Florida at the Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. (www.jaaocf.com)
August 4: Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving (5 p.m.)
St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 5365 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain
Hosted by Honorary Consul for JA and JA community associations & businesses
August 10: Annual Independence Gala & Scholarship Awards – Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel
Cocktail Reception – (6:00 pm) www.atlantajamaicanassociation.org
July 26: Jamaica Foundation of Houston Community Forum & Investment Series
Presenters: Consul General Mair and Vivion Scully, JAMPRO.
July 27: Annual Independence Gala, Jamaica Foundation of Houston, Red Oak Ballroom, City Center, Houston, (7:pm) Consul General R. Oliver Mair, Keynote Speaker Contact: 291-241-9929 or www.jamaicafoundationhouston.org
August 4: Ecumenical Independence Church Service Windsor Village Church, Houston,
Texas (9:50 am) www.jamaicafoundationhouston.org
Cheryl Wynter, Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami
May 28. 2019
Consul General Oliver Mair on passing of former Prime Minister,
The Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON (May 28 -1930 – May 28, 2019)
Consul General R. Oliver Mair has stated that the Diaspora of the Southern USA, join all Jamaicans across the globe in mourning the death of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, who died today (May 28) on his 89th birthday, in South Florida. At the time of his passing, Mr. Seaga was surrounded by his family.
Describing Mr. Seaga as a political giant, Consul General Mair spoke of his long and extensive political career as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister (1980 – 1989), which he said, contributed immensely to independent Jamaica. Spanning a political career for more than 40 years, Mr. Seaga is well admired for his expansive contributions to the nation’s economic and financial development including the building of a wide range of social programmes to help the under-privileged; establishing awareness to develop Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage in the arts, crafts, and folk culture; and was also instrumental in initiating reforms which were critical and still relevant to Jamaica’s economic development.
On behalf of the Southern US community, Consul General Mair has expressed condolences to his wife, Carla and children, Christopher, Annabella, Andrew and Gabrielle, and other family members. He noted that Mr. Seaga’s stellar leadership, his passion and contribution to nation building and its people, will mark the pages to his legacy for generations to follow.
The Consul General has indicated that a Condolence Book for Mr. Seaga, will open at a date to be announced shortly at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami.
Consulate General of Jamaica
May 28, 2019