Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference to Feature the ‘Gov’t at Your Service’

center_img Visiting participants in the upcoming Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, slated for July 23 to 26 in Kingston, will experience the benefits of the ‘Government at Your Service’ one-stop shop facility, which will be utilised at the event. Chair of the Government at Your Service Committee and the Registrar General’s Department Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte. Photo contributed by the Registrar General’s Department“The other set are those who were contributing and are now no longer contributing. We want to encourage them to continue contributing. There are also mortgagors whom we want to come forward so we can give them the status of their accounts. We also want to target the millennials to let them be a part of the Jamaican landscape, to own something,” she says.Mr. Simms-Wilson also notes that the NHT will be endeavouring to learn more about Jamaicans in the diaspora, in order to understand what it is they want and what are their expectations.  To this end, she says the Trust will be carrying out a survey, so as to understand the participants.The ‘Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference’, which is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will be held under the theme ‘Partnering for Growth’.Its schedule also includes church services to launch the week; the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards to recognise Jamaicans for outstanding service in their communities of residence overseas; a conference dialogue to facilitate an exchange of views and ideas on building a better and prosperous nation; a marketplace exposition to highlight the best of Jamaica’s culture and entertainment; and a youth forum that engages second-, third- and fourth-generation diaspora members.The activities will culminate with the Diaspora Day of Service, which will see members being mobilised in projects that enable them to give back to their communities.last_img

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