As Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence fast approach on August 06, 2012, the annual service of thanksgiving was held at the prestigious Riverside Church in New York City on July 29, 2012. Jamaicans turned out in record numbers along with some US elected officials, members from Carricom and ambassadors from Haiti and Greece.
Newly appointed Consul General of Jamaica Mr. Herman G. LaMont who has responsibilities over thirty-three states in total includes New York along with Bermuda and Puerto Rico said a few words. In addition, Mr. LaMont passed on a few messages of encouragement form Jamaica’s Prime Minister The Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller.
The guest preacher Bishop Howard Gregory who is the Anglican Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands talked about some real statistics in Jamaica from 1962 to present. All in all, folks walked away feeling proud to be Jamaican and friends of Jamaica.
The Consul General Mr. Herman LaMont is ready willing and able to help the people in the Diaspora with any Jamaican related issues they face. Please visit the Consul General website to learn more.