[WASHINGTON, DC] – Jamaicans all through the USA, together with the Washington, DC Metropolitan Space, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, California, Seattle, Illinois and New York, are set to have fun “Jamaica 60” with a variety of actions starting in July.
The occasions have been organized by the Embassy of Jamaica, the Consulates in New York and Miami. Along with varied Honorary Consuls, alongside varied Diaspora organizations.
“Let’s Join with Ambassador Marks”
The actions formally kick off on July 28 at 7:00 p.m. with the following on-line city corridor assembly “Let’s Join with Ambassador Marks”.
This Let’s Join will function updates of the deliberate actions organized by Jamaican organizations in affiliation with the Embassy of Jamaica, Consuls Basic and Honorary Consuls throughout the USA.
Service of Thanksgiving – Maryland
On Sunday, July 31, the Embassy of Jamaica will host a Service of Thanksgiving on the Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, at 11:00 a.m., to mark the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. Among the many particular friends will likely be members of the diplomatic corps, elected officers, and representatives of worldwide organizations.
Former President of the Jamaica Baptist Union and Baptist, warden and tutor on the United Theological School of the West Indies, the Rev. Mrs. Karen Kirlew, will ship the sermon. The Service will likely be moderated by Dean of the Howard College Faculty of Divinity Dr. Bertram L. Melbourne. Ambassador Marks will give the official welcome and ship the Prime Minister’s message.
Jamaica 60 Gala – Maryland
On August 13, the Jamaica Affiliation of Maryland will stage its “Jamaica 60 Gala” underneath the patronage of Her Excellency Audrey Marks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA. The occasion will likely be held at Martin’s West ballroom, commencing at 8:00 p.m. Former Maryland State Senator, Jamaican-born Shirley Nathan-Pulliam will obtain the group’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. In the meantime Dr. Basil Buchanan will likely be given the Marcus Garvey Award.
Annual Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting
The 18th annual Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting (JDOP), a worldwide prayer service for non secular renewal and transformation of Jamaica, will likely be on Saturday July 30 2022, starting at 1:00 p.m. Jap Time. The web occasion will convey collectively Jamaicans within the Diaspora in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and elsewhere. Coordinated out of New York, JDOP 2022.
DC World Reggae Pageant
The two-day DC World Reggae Pageant, endorsed by the Embassy of Jamaica, will happen on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday August 21. It will likely be held on the RFK Festivals floor in Washington, that includes a few of Jamaica’s prime leisure acts, together with Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Third World, and Etana.
Flag Elevating Ceremony – Philadelphia
Led by Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin, Jamaicans in Philadelphia will have fun “Jamaica 60” with a flag elevating ceremony on Friday the fifth of August on the Metropolis Corridor in Philadelphia commencing at 10:00am
On August 14, the “Jamaican Diaspora Pastors” of the Nice State of Pennsylvania will maintain a “Jamaica 60” church service on the Model-New Life Christian Centre on German City Avenue in Philadelphia, commencing at 4:00 pm.
New York Celebrations
In New York, the Jamaica 60 celebrations will start on Independence Day, Saturday August 6, with a flag elevating ceremony at 10:00 am on the Brooklyn Borough Corridor. New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul will declare August 6 as Jamaica’s annual Flag Day.
On Sunday August 7, the Consulate Basic of Jamaica will host its annual Independence church service on the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene starting at 4:00pm. The sermon will likely be delivered by the Rev. Richard Griffiths.
The Consulate will proceed its Independence actions which can function a grand Independence Gala on August 20 on the New York Marriott Resort in Manhattan. The perform is anticipated to acknowledge six excellent Jamaicans together with world-renowned jazz pianist, Grammy nominee Monty Alexander.
Over in New Jersey, the Jamaica Group of New Jersey will stage their Independence Gala on Saturday the thirtieth of July on the Pines Manor in Edison, commencing at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 31.
Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving – Florida
Jamaicans in Florida will Commemorate Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence with an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving hosted by the Jamaica Consulate Basic in Miami, on the Religion Middle at 95th Avenue in Dawn Florida on Sunday, July 31 starting at 4:00 pm.
The officiating minister will likely be Pastor Andrew Samuels, Chief Government Director of the Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society.
Jamaica’s Diamond Independence Jubilee Gala
On Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. , the Consulate Basic in affiliation with Jamaica United Reduction Affiliation (JURA) will host Jamaica’s Diamond Independence Jubilee Gala on the Marriott Fort Lauderdale, the place veteran entertainer Dr Jimmy Cliff, OM, will likely be honoured. The Interior Circle Band will present leisure.
Flag Elevating Ceremony
On Sunday, August 7 starting at 2:00 p.m. there will likely be an official Jamaica Flag Elevating Ceremony Lauderhill Sports activities Membership, Oakland Blvd., in Dawn, whereas the Consulate Basic will host the Jamaica Independence Motorcade with civic officers of Lauderdale Lakes and Lauderhill metropolis.
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In Atlanta, the Jamaican neighborhood will attend an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Church Service. It would happen on the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on August 14, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Independence actions in Atlanta culminate on August 13, when the Atlanta Jamaica Affiliation will stage its annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards on the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Resort.
Jamaican Embassy Celebrations
The Jamaican Embassy will likely be internet hosting and collaborating on the Jamaica 60 Celebrations in the USA till December 2022.
“We’re wanting ahead to the chance to facilitate these occasions, together with our companions and buddies who’ve contributed to Jamaica’s growth over time” mentioned Ambassador Marks. “I hope that each one Jamaicans within the Diaspora will proceed the good conventional of sharing the Jamaican spirit. I encourage all Jamaicans and buddies to embrace this yr’s theme, ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness,’ in celebration of Jamaica, land we love.”
Likkle however we Tallawah
Surveying the Independence celebration actions, Ambassador Marks added: “Sixty years in a nation’s historical past could not instantly conjure up important moments of historic occasions or exceptional achievements worthy of world consideration. Nevertheless, any scrutiny of our comparatively quick existence as a nation will certainly convey to consideration the Jamaican slogan “we likkle however we tallawah,” which we enthusiastically embrace and perpetually search to inject into our private and nationwide endeavours.”
“Over the previous 60 years, as a small island growing state, we’ve demonstrated a capability to contribute to the human household and we proceed to defy expectations in lots of spheres, together with in academia, the humanities and tradition, diplomacy, sports activities, tourism, science and expertise and leisure, to call only a few. In so doing, the title “Jamaica” resonates in pioneering efforts in a few of these areas, gaining plaudits in others, whereas on the identical time turning into synonymous with nice high quality and excessive efficiency, a lot to the good thing about the nation,” she mentioned.