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The 2011 Jamaican Diaspora Conference set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica – June 15-17, 2011

MIAMI – The Government of Jamaica through the designated Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and its Overseas Missions cordially invites your attendance at the biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from June 15 to 17, 2011.

All nationals of Jamaica resident in communities overseas are welcome, especially the interest of Jamaican Diaspora members who have not previously participated.

Conference information will be updated and disseminated as planning develops through community forums, e-mail blasts and media announcements but please note the following important information:

THEME

The theme for the Conference is “ONE NATION: JAMAICA AND ITS DIASPORA IN PARTNERSHIP”.

DRAFT PROGRAM

The first day of the Conference will focus on registration of participants, as well as a sponsors’ exhibition, a Future Leaders Caucus and a Diaspora Advisory Board meeting.

The official opening ceremony is scheduled for the morning of 16th June. This will be followed by the regular conference activities, which will continue through to 17th June.

A noticeable change in the format of the various activities during the Convention is the consecutive scheduling of the plenary sessions so that all delegates will be able to participate in the discussions. A draft program is being developed in consultation with Diaspora groups/members.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Jamaica Grande
P.O. Box 100
Ocho Rios, St. Ann
Telephone: 1876 974 2200
Fax: 1876 974 2289
E-mail: reservations@sunsetochorios.com

Web site: www.sunsetjamaicagrande.com

Early Bird Rates
US$145.00 – Single room per night
US$165.00 – Double room per night
US$230.00 – Triple room per night

N.B: Early booking rates commence 28th February and ends March 27th

Regular Rates
US$155.00 – Single room per night
US$180.00 – Double room per night
US$260.00 – Triple room per night

N.B Regular rates apply 28th March to 14th May 2011

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade has reserved a total of Three Hundred (300) rooms with the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel. A reservation booking code will be assigned to persons attending the Convention. This code will allow delegates to benefit from the special rates quoted above. As soon as this code is available from the hotel, this will be communicated.

INQUIRIES/FEEDBACK

Please submit any inquiries or feedback to your Diaspora Advisory Board member and the Jamaican Overseas Missions as early as possible in the Southern USA jurisdiction please contact:

Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member

Jamaica Diaspora USA (South)
Marlon A. Hill, Esq.
delancyhill, P.A.
201. S. Biscayne Blvd.
28th Floor
Miami, FL 3313184
Tel.: 786-349-2584
Fax: 786-777-0174
Email: info@jamaicadiaspora.org

Honorary Consul
Consulate General of Jamaica, Atlanta
5405 Memorial drive
Building H, Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30083
Tel: 404 297 7696
Fax: 404 508 4712
E-Mail: jaconsulateatl@vinmartinllc.com

Honorary Consul
Consulate General of Jamaica, Houston
601 Savoy Drive, Suite 509
Houston, Texas 77036
Tel: 713 541 3333
Fax: 713 782 4323
E-Mail: ful2law@aol.com

Coordinating Overseas Mission for the Southern USA – Hon. Sandra Grant-Griffiths
Consulate General of Jamaica
620 Ingraham Building
25 S.E. Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 305-374-8431 (Ext. 222)
Fax: 305 577 4970
E-mail: jamconmia@jamaicacgmiami.org
Web Site: www.jamaicacgmiami.org

If you have any upcoming events or bulletins to share with the community across the region, please forward details to info@jamaicadiaspora.org;

Jamaica Diaspora Southern United States 786-349-2584; 876-621-0102 (Jamaica) ● info@jamaicadiaspora.org

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