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In its on-going effort to engage Jamaican nationals in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in meaningful dialogue on how best they can influence development at home, the Consulate General of Jamaica has convened a town hall meeting with Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Delano Franklyn.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 10:00 a.m., and will, among other agenda items, review the outcome document from the June biennial conference held in Kingston.
Much of the focus is expected to be on the proposed management structure for the North East region, regarded by many as the ‘epicentre’ of the Jamaican Diaspora.
On her two trips to New York City earlier this year, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller underscored the worth and importance of the Jamaican Diaspora in the development of Jamaica.
Last week, the Prime Minister told an influential gathering of American Friends of Jamaica that her administration was, “exploring innovative mechanisms to develop a more structured and organized approach”, to deepening the relationship with the Jamaican Diaspora in the USA.
Along with Senator Franklyn and Consul General, Dr. Basil K. Bryan, those attending the town hall meeting will also hear from Philadelphia-based, Dr. Harold Mignott, Chair of the North East Region.