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Montego Bay (Jamaica) Mayor to Pay Official Visit to Atlanta

by Derrick Scott

Montego Bay (Jamaica) Mayor Homer Davis to Pay Official Visit to Atlanta
Mayor Homer Davis

Washington, DC – Mayor of Montego Bay, Jamaica and Chairman of the municipality of St. James, Homer Davis, will pay an official four-day visit to the city

of Atlanta from Saturday, September 29 to Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Mayor Davis and his four-man delegation which comprise chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities committee, Mr. Fred Smith, Councilor Dwight Crawford and Sister City board member Jasmin Tomlinson-Brown will be met on arrival at the Hartsfield Jackson International airport by Chairman of the Atlanta Sister City committee, Dr. Yvonne Smith along with officials from the city of Atlanta.

One highlight of the delegation’s visit is to attend the 25th anniversary gala of the Vin Martin memorial health mission formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission.

This prestigious event will be attended by the “who is who” of the Atlanta Caribbean community as well as representatives from the city of Atlanta.

According to chairman Dr. Yvonne Smith, the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities committee is very honored to have Mayor Davis and his delegation visiting with us to celebrate this milestone achievement.  She pointed out that the gala will be held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott hotel on Saturday, September 29th.

Dr. Yvonne Smith
Dr. Yvonne Smith

The chairman further stated that at the gala, founding members Mrs. Hazel Martin, wife of founder Vin Martin, Mrs. Metty Scarlett-Jones, Mrs. Marjorie Wilson, Dr. Andre Williams and Dr. Carlton Jones will be recognized.

Members with 25 years of service will also be recognized, but Mrs. Marjorie Wilson will receive special recognitions as the only founding member with over 25 years of service to the organization.

This year, the chairman’s award will go to Mr. Fred Smith for his dedication and philanthropic service to the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities organization.  Dr. Smith pointed out that proceeds from this year’s gala will be used to establish a unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in honor of the late chairman, Mr. Vin Martin.

While in Atlanta, Mayor Davis and his delegation will hold various meetings with top officials of the city of Atlanta with the aim to further strengthen the relationship between the two cities while finding ways for each to benefit from the other.

The 2018 Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission will be in held in Montego Bay, October 8 – 12 at St. John’s Methodist church.

Atlanta and Montego Bay joined forces as sisters in 1972 under a formal declaration of the representative mayors and city council of both cities.

The twinning of Atlanta and Montego is the second largest relationship Atlanta has with eighteen sister cities

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