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  • His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, has lauded the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) for its 36 years of service to Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora.
  • “Today, Jamaica stands in need of your assistance as well as the assistance of other organizations in the Diaspora,”
  • The organization has assisted Jamaica in several areas, including medical missions, provision of scholarships, promotion of trade and business opportunities, and humanitarian grants.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, has lauded the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) for its 36 years of service to Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora.

Ambassador Vasciannie, who was addressing the installation ceremony of the new NAJASO Executive Committee at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel on October 12, noted that the organization has assisted Jamaica in several areas, including medical missions, provision of scholarships, promotion of trade and business opportunities, and humanitarian grants.

The Ambassador also commended NAJASO for its efforts in projecting the image of Jamaica overseas and in co-ordinating and supporting the work of various Jamaican organizations in the USA.

“Today, Jamaica stands in need of your assistance as well as the assistance of other organizations in the Diaspora,” the Ambassador said.

He said that assistance through Diaspora groups, such as NAJASO, was of special significance, particularly in the area of social projects.

The incoming NAJASO Executive Committee members for the 2013/14 term  are:  President, Rick Nugent; Vice President, Marlene Flynn-Carty; Executive Secretary, Janice Wisdom; Recording Secretary, Carol Williams; Treasurer, Lorraine Carter; Financial Secretary, Patrick Williams; Parliamentarian, Errol Mitchell, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr, Richard Constable.