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Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami Message – 57th Anniversary of Independence

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CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE – 57 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

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 toptasteja@gmail.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)

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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)

 

ATLANTA

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

 

 

HOUSTON

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

www.jamaicacgmiami.org

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Cosmo Whyte at the High

Cosmo Whyte was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1982. The Jamaican born artist attended Bennington College in Vermont for his Bachelor in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art for his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the University of Michigan for his MFA. He has exhibited in the US, Jamaica, Norway, France and South Africa. In 2010 he was the winner of the Forward Art emerging artist of the year award. In 2015 he was the recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” and in 2016 he was the recipient of an Artadia Award. In 2016 Cosmo Whyte participated in the Atlanta Biennial and the recent 2017 Jamaica Biennial. Cosmo Whyte is based in Atlanta, Georgia and Montego Bay, Jamaica and is currently a professor at Morehouse College
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Condolence Book opens at Jamaican Consulate, Miami, for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga

News Release - Condolence Book opens at Jamaica Consulate for former PM Seaga

 

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News Release – Consul General Mair on passing of former PM Edward Seaga

News Release

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.

 

Contact:

Cheryl Wynter

Consulate General of Jamaica

May 28, 2019

 

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