Diaspora Conference to be Broadcast to Jamaicans in Hartford

Photo: Photo contributed by Mark Milward Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), elaborates on plans to harness the power of the diaspora, during a 30-minute interview with host of the Jamaica Diaspora Show, Mark Milward, on January 28.

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  • Jamaicans in the United States of America (USA) will be able to watch television features on the ‘Jamaica 55’ Diaspora Conference, which is slated for July 23 to 26 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston.
  • Viewers can watch the show on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively, as well as the recorded programmes on the HPATV website at www.hpatv.org free of cost.
  • The show is hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Economic Growth Council Task Force member and member of the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc., Mark Milward.

Jamaicans in the United States of America (USA) will be able to watch television features on the ‘Jamaica 55’ Diaspora Conference, which is slated for July 23 to 26 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston.

The features will be aired on the ‘Jamaica Diaspora Show’ which will air weekly programmes on Channel 5 of the Hartford Public Access Television (HPATV) in Hartford, Connecticut.

The city has the third-largest population of Jamaicans in the USA behind Miami and New York.

Viewers can watch the show on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively, as well as the recorded programmes on the HPATV website at www.hpatv.org free of cost.

Global Diaspora Director of Country Style Community Tourism Network, Rudi Page, told JIS News that the show aims to provide its viewership with information on important and current issues related to Jamaica, the Jamaican diaspora and the entire Caribbean.

He said the show features coverage of news and activities, including interviews with important Caribbean nationals in the diaspora as well as key officials and business people in Jamaica who are actively engaged in and contributing to the island’s growth and development.

Mr. Page said that persons will be able to watch events such as the Marketplace exposition, ‘Government at your Service’, which is a fast-tracked one-stop shop for government services at the conference; church services; and a range of cultural activities.

“So it covers events, news, activities, interviews, and with a strong focus on Jamaica’s economic growth and development,” he pointed out.

Mr. Page informed that the Jamaica Diaspora Show, first aired on January 28, 2017, featured a 30-minute interview with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.

He noted that the Prime Minister, during the interview, mentioned plans to harness the power of the diaspora, and spoke about the Government’s Economic Growth Council.

“The Prime Minister really set out clearly the role of the diaspora and the importance of the diaspora,” he pointed out.

The show is hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Economic Growth Council Task Force member and member of the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc., Mark Milward.

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