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The Consulate General of Jamaica, in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States (US), will host a community forum on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 12 noon, at the Holy Family Episcopal Church, in Miami Gardens.
Special guest will be Professor Dr. Neville Ying of the Jamaica Diaspora Institute, at the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, who will provide an update on the development of the Diaspora Institute in Jamaica. He will also address the ongoing efforts of Jamaicans in the Diaspora, to develop stronger links and remain connected.
According to Diaspora Advisory Board representative to the Southern United States, Marlon Hill, all Jamaicans in the Diaspora are invited to attend and be engaged in these discussions, “as we continue to focus on uniting and galvanising our talents and resources for the benefit of our local communities throughout the USA and the on-going development and support of our homeland.”
In an effort to collectively engage interest groups through communication and database development, the forum will also address how participants can continue to streamline and pool their resources and expertise to benefit community development projects. The participants at the forum will include representatives of community organisations – charitable, alumni and service; corporate and business leaders, the clergy and media personnel.
Diaspora representatives from other communities throughout the Southern Region will participate in the forum via the internet.
Mr. Hill said the idea was for all to have a chance to share thoughts and ideas to strengthen the efforts around community development in Jamaica and the Diaspora.
“The organising effort among Jamaicans and persons of Jamaican descent overseas is an on-going work in progress. We are at a critical and positive crossroads in laying the foundation for continued development. The Jamaica Diaspora Institute is an important institutional tool in supporting the overall goals,” he added.

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