Community : Jamaica Diaspora Conference launch & Medical Marijuana in Broward

Diaspora Launch

The Jamaica Consulate General , Miami, will host the launch of the Eighth (8th) Biennial Diaspora Conference next Tuesday (April 16) at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall of Miramar (Commission Chamber) located at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025.

The event is free to the public and continues the conference launch series taking place across Jamaican Diaspora communities.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith will be guest speaker at the event which will bring together nationals and friends of the Diaspora across the Southern USA.  Referring to value of the Diaspora in Jamaica’s economic development, the Consul General, Oliver Mair, has reiterated the call to action to build further on collaborative efforts and partnerships in this regard.  “We are excited about this year’s conference and look forward to our launch on Tuesday”, he added.

The Launch event will be streamlined on;

Tuesday’s launch event will focus on discussions pertaining to the National Biennial Conference to take place in Kingston (June 16 – 20).   The theme of the Conference “Jamaica and the Diaspora: Building Pathways for Sustainable Development”.  Details regarding the Conference logistics are available at

Major sponsors and partners of the national event will also be present and include representatives of JN Group; Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS); Grace Kennedy Ltd.; Jamaica Tourist Board, Caribbean Airlines and JAMPRO.

Medical Marijuana Educational Summit
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board will host an Educational Summit on Wednesday, April 17th at 9AM at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, Mangrove Hall, in Hollywood to discuss the legal issues of medical marijuana and the financial impact to the State of Florida.

The summit is for elected officials in Broward County and the keynote speaker is Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services, State of Florida, Nicole “Nikki” Fried. 

Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board. Speakers include Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services, State of Florida, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Advisory Board Member Seth Hyman, Representatives from Trulieve, Surterra and Knox Medical and Evio Labs Eric Stevens. 


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