The Bahamas Consul General Atlanta to Announce New Partnership to Assist Metro-Atlanta Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Bahamas Consul General Atlanta to Announce New Partnership to Assist Metro-Atlanta Hurricane Relief Efforts

ATLANTA, GA—September 9, 2019—The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta will announce details of a new partnership with the Atlanta-based nonprofit, Caring For Others, Inc. It will help to streamline the process for preparing donations to be inventoried and shipped to the two islands affected by Hurricane Dorian. The announcement will be made Monday, September 9th, 2019, 9a.m. at Caring For Others, 3537 Browns Mill Rd SE #2, Atlanta, GA 30354. The announcement is the latest development in The Bahamas Strong relief effort.

According to Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle, the Consulate, which represents the Bahamian government in Atlanta, has collected more than 20,000 lbs. of donations. The need in The Bahamas is staggering and the generosity of people across metro-Atlanta has been equally matched. The new collaboration with Caring For Others, an international human services organization, will support the short-term and long-term recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Consul General Armbrister-Rolle said, “Partnering with Caring for Others and the Convoy of Care will allow us to move donations across Atlanta and expand our storage capacity. Caring for Others will assist us with preparing and processing donations for shipping to the islands affected by the storm. When natural disasters affect neighboring communities and states, Caring for Others sends a Convoy of Care filled with necessities and relief items. With the help of these partners, The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta will be able to inventory, wrap and palatize donations and prep them for transport to the two affected islands.”

The Consul General would like to encourage donations of port-a-potties, cots/beds, medical supplies, mass care shelters and fuel supply as the relief efforts are now prioritizing shelter for the homeless, and care of the injured. Non-perishable foods and basic personal care items like diapers, baby formula, toothpaste, toothbrushes and sanitary napkins will continue to be accepted. In addition, hurricane survivors in The Bahamas need mops, brooms, rakes, shovels, batteries and water purification/filtration devices.

Media covering the event should arrive by 9am and email kaliah@hentonjonesmedia.com for any questions.

Since 2009, The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta has served the needs of Bahamians in the Southeastern United States. The Bahamas Consulate provides services such as visa and passport issuance and renewal. The Consulate also provides interviews for residency or citizenship as well as authentication of legal documents.

Established in 2001, Caring For Others, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that works to help people struggling with the effects of natural disasters, impoverished circumstances, and temporary misfortune live with dignity. The organization partners with service organizations, governmental agencies, communities of faith and corporate partners to provide services that include food distribution, clothing, toys, shoes, furniture and personal necessities domestically and globally.

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Kaliah Henton-Jones

Public Relations/Media Relations

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Jamaica wins Intl. Ice Hockey Tournament in Florida.

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Remembering Glen Simmonds

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Passing of Ms. Sylvia McClure, former President of JamCham

Good day.

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Ms. Sylvia McClure, former President of the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, (JamCham).  On behalf of the Board of Directors of (JamCham), we wish to express our sincere condolences to the McClure family.

Our sister and friend will be remembered as the consummate professional who severed our community with passion and steadfastness.

Her legacy at JamCham will live on.  She will be sorely missed by the JamCham family.

Please see memorial service details below for this phenomenal Jamaican woman, who so selflessly served our community.

Public Viewing

AUG 24. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (EDT)

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

566 Whitlock Ave. NW

Marietta, GA, 30064

Funeral Ceremony

AUG 24. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

566 Whitlock Ave. NW

Marietta, GA, 30064

Cemetery Details

Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock Avenue

Marietta, GA, 30064   Note:  A Repast will follow at the church following the Interment at Kennesaw Memorial Park.     May the Spirit of God be with the McClure family as they grieve the loss of their beloved Sylvia.  May her soul rest in everlasting peace.

Sincerely,

Suzette Arnold

President,

Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (JamCham)

president@jamchamatl.com

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“The Irrepressible Spirit we as a Jamaican People Possess” – Caren Halliwell of Dragonbone LLC 

Can you imagine a former Beauty Queen and New York Runway Model who is also a Professional Boxing Promoter…

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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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