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Inaugural Jamaican Diaspora United States Conference, October 204, 2009, Florida

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What: Inaugural Jamaican Diaspora United States Conference, October 204, 2009

Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sheraton Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel
1825 Griffin Road, Dania, FL, 33004

Who: Delegates from the three Jamaican Diaspora United States Regions
Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board
Patrick Beckford, Northeast Region
Wayland Richards, Midwest/West Region
Marlon A. Hill, South Region

Special Guests
hon. Andrew Holness, Minister of Education
Dr the Hon. Ronald Robinson, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
H.E. Anthony Johnson, Ambassador of Jamaica, USA
Hon. Sandra Grant-Friffiths, Consul General, Miami
Hon. Geneive Brown Metzger, Consul General, New York
Prof. Rex Nettleford, Chairman-Designate, Jamaica Diaspora Foundation
Prof. Neville Ying, Director, Jamaica Diaspora Institute

Why: To discuss a shared vision and strategic plan for Diaspora development and community organizing in the United States and strategic action steps on issues related to sector areas such as disaster preparedness, talent network development, education, health, trade & investment.

How: Registration – $110/person; $80/students (Payable to Jamaican Diaspora United States.)

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