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Reminder of the Jamaican Diaspora-Canada Foundation Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 20th 2005

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A reminder of the Jamaica Diaspora-Canada Foundation general meeting on Thursday, Oct 20, 2005, Venue is the Consulate General of Jamaica, 303 Eglinton Ave. E, Toronto, at 6:30 p.m.

On the agenda, among other things, is this motion:

“Be it resolved that this Diaspora General Meeting of October, 20, 2005, thoroughly and rationally discuss the effect on Jamaica’s reputation, of the ever-increasing incidents of murder, other violent crimes and of corruption within the nation of Jamaica.

“This situation has claimed the lives of more that 1,200 Jamaicans already this year and is making our home nation one of the world’s most bloody places, even though Jamaica is not currently involved in a war.

Be it further resolved, that this General Meeting, as a result of this discussion, compose a resolution that is to sent, immediately and with all haste, to the Government of Jamaica, pledging the support of the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada to increased aggressive measures to be taken by the security forces, with a view to securing the arrest, conviction and sentencing and punishment, according to the law of the land, of all persons, regardless of political affiliation or station in the society, found to be currently disrupting the nation with involvement in murder, other violent crimes, theft or corruption. “Be it further resolved that the Government of Jamaica disregard the noisy few and take whatever measures seen as justified and called for, by those most at prey to the violent criminals now holding the nation to ransom, the people of Jamaica.

“Be it further resolves that through the government and the media of Jamaica, this body calls on all Jamaicans in the Diaspora, at home and overseas, to join together, with the security forces, social services, the church community and all other well thinking and conscious Jamaicans in speaking out against violent crime, indiscipline and corruption at all levels in our society.”

See you there

Philip Mascoll
The Jamaican Diaspora – Canada Foundation

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