Jamaica’s 48th Anniversary Of Independence Celebratory Events 2010, Florida

July 23  

Deadline for annual Jamaica Independence Essay Competition – Jamaica Information Service

12:30 p.m. Radio interview/WLRN-91.3 FM with broadcast host Ed Bell (Independence celebrations in the Diaspora)

July 25

2:30 p.m. 18th Annual Independence Mass organized by Food for the Poor Inc. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Miami, FL               

5 p.m. Kendall Community Church of God Independence Celebration Service, (Guest Speaker, Minister of National Security, Hon, Dwight Nelson, Kendall Community Church of God 8795 SW 112 St., Miami 33176


July 28-31 Jamaica Heritage Festival, Palm Bay United Methodist Church, Palm Bay, FL 32905

July 31

9 a.m-2 p.m. Annual Health Fair, Palm Beach County Health Department, 1150 45th Street, WPB FL 33407

7 p.m. Jamaica Grand Independence Ball: Caribbean Music Festival/ Needy Kids of Jamaica Emerald Hills Country Club, Hollywood, FL

Aug. 1

10 a.m. Independence Church Service, Grace Episcopal Church, 3600 Australian Avenue, WPB FL 33407

4 p.m. Jamaica Consulate General Ecumenical Independence Church Service, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale

6:30 p.m Independence Reception/Launch of “Culturama 2010” Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Hosted by the Consulate General /Jamaica Awareness Inc


Aug. 2  

4:30 p.m. Jamaica Flag Day  -  City Commission of Lauderhill, Broward County, Lauderhill Sports Complex, 7500 W. Oakland Blvd.,

Aug. 5

5:30 p.m. Book Launch by Most Hon. Edward Seaga ON, PC, (Memoirs:  My Life and Leadership – Volume 1)

Jamaica United Relief Association/South Regional-Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd.

Aug. 6

7:30 p.m. Premier Independence Ball, Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel, Under patronage of Consul General Sandra Griffiths, Guest Speaker, Most Hon. Edward Seaga

8 p.m. Lighting of Bank of America Tower in Jamaican flag colors, downtown Miami.


Aug. 7

2 p.m. Family Day picnic – Jamaica Independence Celebration, Miramar Regional Park Corporate Pavilion, Hosted by Friends of Good Shepherd

7 p.m. ‘Celebration Concert’ in celebration of Jamaica’s 48th Independence at Berean Church of God, 3601 Davie Blvd. Hosted by Ladies Ministry

7 p.m. Annual Independence Ball, Jamaican/American Association of Central Florida, Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

7 p.m. Annual Independence Ball, Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, Most. Hon. Edward Seaga – Guest speaker. Atlanta Jamaica Association

8 p.m. Independence Dinner & Dance, Jamaicans of the Palm Beaches, Cultural & Educational Center, 408 17th Street, WPB, FL 33407

Aug. 8

3 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving –Jamaica Emancipation & Independence, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Catholic Church, 1400 So. State Road 7 FL 33068, Christian Awareness Association, Inc.

Jamaica Independence Celebrations, “Fun Day” Miramar Regional Park,

Aug. 14  

Book Launch by former Senator, Delano Franklyn, South Regional Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd. “Michael Manley: Politics of Equality & Sprinting into History”

Aug. 15

3 p.m. Annual Thanksgiving Service, First United Methodist Church, 230 Prima Vista Blvd. Pt. St. Lucie, FL 34983

Aug. 17

6:30 p.m. Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza. Guest Speaker, Dr. Willie Myles, Founder, Campaign to save a Generation. Venue – Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauerdale


Aug. 20  

Caribbean Cultural Association Independence Observance, Tampa, FL