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South Florida’s Consul General to Jamaica pledges solidarity with counterparts

MIAMI – Jamaica’s newly appointed Consul General for the Southern United States, Mrs. Sandra Grant-Griffiths was formally introduced to her Caribbean counterparts in South Florida at the monthly meeting of the Caricom Consular Corp, on Tuesday (Sept. 9) in Coral Gables, Miami.

Mrs. Griffiths who assumed office on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Miami location of the Jamaica Consulate, pledged to continue support and solidarity, with her Caribbean counterparts with responsibility for the Southern USA communities.

Hon. Sandra Grant-Griffiths

Expressing sympathy to Haiti, in the aftermath of the recent natural disaster, which left a path of destruction of loss of life and property, Mrs. Griffiths also proposed a special joint donation from the Caricom Consular Corp to the Haitian relief efforts. Consular Corp.

The members at the forum further expressed sympathy to the governments and people of other Caribbean territories who had suffered similar damages, including Jamaica, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

In a gesture of unity, the group also congratulated the countries of Jamaica, Bahamas and Trinidad for their accomplishments at the recently concluded Olympics Games in Beijing, China.

This is the first meeting of the group of the diplomats following a brief summer recess. Discussions focused on upcoming activities and agenda for the Caribbean community with particular emphasis on preparation for the annual visit to the Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

Representatives on the Caricom diplomatic corp comprises consular representatives from the Caribbean region including St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Surinam, Grenada, Haiti, Belize, Trinidad and Guyana.

Mrs. Grant-Griffiths succeeds Ricardo Allicock who also served as Chair of the Caricom Consular Corp since 2004, and was also instrumental in the formation of that group in Fall 2002.

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