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

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.


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


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)


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.  (



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)




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


August 4:            Ecumenical Independence Church Service Windsor Village Church, Houston,

Texas (9:50 am)




Cheryl Wynter, Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami

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Congratulations Garrett Rose

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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.



Cheryl Wynter

Consulate General of Jamaica

May 28, 2019


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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Holness talks Growth.Economy, and Diaspora



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News Release

April 23 , 2019

New location for

Consulate General of Jamaica, as of 1st May 2019

The Consulate General of Jamaica informs that effective Wednesday, 1st May 2019, the offices of the Consulate General of Jamaica Miami will be relocating to the following address:

The Courthouse Towers

44 West Flagler Street

           Suite 400         

Miami, FL 33130

 Other contact information for the Consulate General will remain unchanged:

Telephone: 305-374-8431

                                         Fax: 305-577-4970




Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                      Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Consular, Visa and Passport Sections are open to the public

Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon daily

The Consulate Office will be closed to the public on Monday (April 29) and Tuesday (April 30) to complete the moving process.


Consulate General of Jamaica




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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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Celebrating the life of Evangelist Elsada Miriam Duncan


Evangelist Elsada Miriam Duncan (Granny or Mother Duncan to all who knew her), age 111, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2019, with her family by her side in Milton, GA.

Granny was born on January 15, 1908 in Brainerd, St. Mary, Jamaica. She was the seventh of thirteen children to Charles Duncan and Grace Ann Pinnock-Duncan. Her parents were local farmers in their community who instilled in her a life of faith, strength and determination that inspired her to move to Kingston, Jamaica as a young woman, and become an entrepreneur operating a successful merchandising and dressmaking business.

Mother Duncan was an active member of her local church, Rehoboth Apostolic Church of God in Christ located in Kingston. In 1965, Granny was appointed as an Evangelist by her church and she travelled internationally for many years teaching about her faith. Oftentimes, she was found ministering on the streets with Bible in hand and a repertoire of spiritual hymns on her lips to uplift the downtrodden with messages of hope. Crowds would gather around her to hear her words of encouragement and comfort as she told everyone about the love of Jesus Christ. She offered words of prayer to everyone she met, sometimes telling them “silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I gladly give to you”.

Evangelist Elsada Miriam Duncan and Charles McLaughlin were blessed with one daughter on June 19, 1940; and later with six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She migrated to the United States with her family in 1993 at age 85 and lived in Stamford, Connecticut before moving to Alpharetta, Georgia in 1995 at age 87. At an advanced age, Mother Duncan defied the odds and although diagnosed with breast cancer at age 104, she did not succumb to that disease in her passing. She was sharp-minded and sharp-tongued till the very end when she was called home. At her passing, Granny was notably the oldest Jamaican in the United States.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eleven of her siblings and her two eldest grandchildren, Evelyn Grace and Janet Rose.

Granny is survived by one sister: Lisetta Duncan-Hyde (age 101); her daughter: Norma Denton (nee McLaughlin); her four grandchildren, Maxine Denton-Grant, Christine Denton-Thompson, CarolAnn Denton-Fitzpatrick, and Donna Denton-Hall; her eight great-grandchildren: Adrian Grant, Christina Thompson-Dan, Nicholas Grant, Ariana Grant, Marissa Grant, Joshua Hall, Abigail Hall, and Luke S. Duncan Hall.

Farewell Celebration Arrangements for Evangelist Elsada Miriam Duncan are as follows:

Thursday, March 28 – Viewing 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byars Funeral Home

155 Professional Park Drive, Cumming, GA 30040

Friday, March 29 – Viewing 9:30 a.m.

Homegoing Service 10:00 a.m.

Birmingham United Methodist Church

15770 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004


Green Lawn Cemetery

950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076

Repast (Immediately following Interment):

At Family Home in Milton, GA

Thank you to Mayor Lockwood and the City of Milton for your warm embrace of Granny over the years.





“With long life I will satisfy her And Show her My salvation.” Ps 91:16

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Community Forum and Investment Informational meeting

Community Forum Final Flyer (1)

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