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Community Service Awards Ceremony For South Florida, April 19, 2009, Miami

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Six Jamaican nationals in South Florida, will be honored for their positive contributions to Jamaica and its Diaspora at the third annual Community Service Awards Ceremony and Tea Party to be staged on Sunday (April 19), at 4 p.m., at the Parrot Jungle Island in downtown Miami.

Guest of Honour at the event hosted by the Consulate General of Jamaica, will be Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph, acclaimed actress and philantropist.

The honorees will be recognized for outstanding contribution in the areas of culture, civic, scholastic and professional capacities in Jamaica and South Florida, as well as extraordinary achievements throughout the past year.

Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths has said that the Government continues to acknowledge the commitment of Jamaicans in the Diaspora and their contribution over the years to the development of their homeland, as well as their respective communities abroad.  She continued that in 2009, the event will be even more meaningful with support given to an outstanding charitable endeavor and simultaneously recognizing honorees in this regard.

This year, the area of philantrophy to be endorsed by the Consulate will be related to HIV/AIDS education and intervention projects.

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