The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington D.C. announced the date for the 60th Anniversary of Independence Church Service! The Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31st, 2022, at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland.
The embassy is encouraging Jamaicans to come together and celebrate 60 years of Independence, the many accomplishments as a nation, and the vibrant culture.
About Jamaica’s Current Ambassador to the United States of America
Ambassador Marks assumed duties at the Embassy in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2016. She previously served in the same capacity for two (2) years from 2010 – 2012, thereby creating history by being the first Jamaican female Ambassador to the USA, and also the first Ambassador to be assigned to the same Post twice.
Prior to assuming her Ambassadorial role, Ambassador Marks, an entrepreneur by profession, started and operated six previous businesses, including a 100-acre banana exporting farm, a transportation company, as well as a real estate sales and development company. She also operated a Venture Capital Company with diverse investments, including manufacturing, travel and entertainment.
She is perhaps best known for having founded Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited, an on-line paymaster system which she conceptualized and started in 1997. Paymaster operates payment agencies from which all types of bill payments and remittances can be made and is the first multi-transaction agency in the Caribbean.
About the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.
The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. is the primary diplomatic mission of Jamaica to the United States. It is located at 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The government of Jamaica established its first embassy in the U.S. on August 16, 1962.