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Jamaica Diaspora Community Outreach Day for Orlando

MIAMI – A team of resource persons from the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami along with partnering agencies will participate in a two-day Community Outreach Program program beginning this Friday (Aug. 14) at the Worship Center Orlando, in Orlando, Florida, to provide Jamaican nationals with pertinent information and relevant services.

The session which will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 14) and continue on Saturday (Aug. 15) from 10: a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and will cover consular services, the processing of Jamaica passport and citizenship applications, information about land titles and property valuations, estate management and probate information in Jamaica, and vital records processing information including birth, marriage and death certificates.

Immediately following the Friday session, Jamaica’s Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths will host a Community Town Hall meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the same venue.

Participating agencies at the two-day Community Outreach program will include representatives from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), the National Land Agency and the Jamaica Tourist Board. Other accompanying agencies will provide support from Jamaica National Building Society Overseas offices, Grace Kennedy Remittances/Western Union, Victoria Mutual Building Society and Air Jamaica Limited.

The week-end effort is part of the quarterly series of Community Outreach programs initiated by the Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths to take the services of the Mission on the road, in an effort to improve cooperation with the public and making the Mission and its partnering agencies more accessible and user-friendly in meeting the needs of the Diaspora.

The two-day session will be beneficial to nearly 40,000 Jamaican nationals in the Central Florida communities and surrounding environs.

Clients will be able to receive information first-hand, make inquiries as well submit applications as they meet with various resource persons from the relevant participating agencies on site.

Outreach activities are slated for next month, (September) in Houston, Texas, September and later for the Cayman Islands.

Other cities across the Southern USA have benefited from the program which began last October. These include Atlanta, Georgia; and West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

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