May 31, 2005
Jamaicans in South Florida are now able to view programs of national interest of their homeland on local television channels in Dade and Broward counties.
Produced by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in Kingston, the programs are aired weekdays at 7:30 p.m. on COMCAST TV in both counties – Channel 19 in Dade, and Channel 76 or 79 in Broward.
The programs are informative and entertaining and cover a wide range of subject matter looking at positive developments in the Jamaican economy as well as creativity and innovation in the Jamaican people. Features on the nation’s rich history and culture are also part of the regular program schedule.
Television features produced by JIS have been part of the regular programming on COMCAST TV since last February.
Local viewing of the JIS productions in South Florida was jointly coordinated by Miami-based promotions consultant, Don Daly of CRI Communications and Ms. Althea Buchanan, Manager, JIS Television in Kingston, along with a technical and production team at COMCAST.
According to Mr. Daly, the programming in South Florida is all encompassing and looks at all aspects of life in Jamaica.
Almost 350,000 Jamaican nationals form part of the 600,000 English speaking population in the tri-county area of South Florida – Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
Regarding expansion to other large Jamaican populated communities in the Southeast USA, Mr. Daly noted as the need arises, these areas would be addressed.
Contact: Cheryl Wynter (305-374-8384)