MIAMI – On behalf of the millions of Jamaican nationals and persons of Jamaican descent living overseas across the world, we deeply regret the passing of one of our nation’s iconic treasures and scholars, The Hon. Rex Nettleford, O.M. As the Chair-Elect of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, Professor Nettleford spoke fondly of the future development and value of the Jamaican Diaspora to our nation’s development. We are indebted to his inspired leadership in our yet unrealized potential.
We are in awe of the cultural legacy he studied, interpreted, and expressed through his ground breaking work on the stage with the renowned National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica, in the lecture room, and through his numerous literary classics. His work will transcend generations. We are committed to ensuring the preservation of his cultural patriotism to the heritage of Jamaica.
Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board
Mrs. Celia Grandison-Markey – United Kingdom
Mr. Derek Douglas – United Kingdom
Mr. Patrick Beckford – United States of America
Mr. Wayland Richards – United States of America
Marlon A. Hill Esq. – United States of America
Mrs. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams – Canada
Ms. Claudette Cameron-Stewart – Canada
Mr. Leo Campbell, Future Leaders, Canada
Mr. David Mullings, Future Leaders, United States