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Press Release - Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

November 7, 2019

Press Release 

MFAFT: November 2019

Please see the attached News Release from six members from the Diaspora Advisory Board (“the Board”), addressing issues relating to the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC).  

"Over the past 2 ½ years as a part of the current Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board (“the Board”) we have focused on evolving the process of Jamaican Diaspora engagement with the Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. This engagement has always been and will forever remain an A-political engagement with the Government of Jamaica. History clearly demonstrate that there has been a committed Diaspora Advisory Board across different political administration in Jamaica with the seminal interest being nation building.

The collaborative input between the Board and the Minister(s) of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora engagement is well documented specifically with regards to the Draft Jamaica Diaspora Policy (“the policy”). Incorporated in the policy is the goal of improvement and evolution of a formal mechanism to move diaspora engagement forward into a deeper partnership with Jamaica. Discussions, collaboration and among all the board members and the Minister(s) of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Jamaica Diaspora communities have culminated in the creation of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (“Council”) which is slated to be launched in January 2020 through an elections and appointment process.

See https://www.globaljadiasporacouncil.com/

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