The Consulate General announces that the Jamaican Foundation of Houston has launched a fundraising drive to provide assistance to Jamaicans who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding. The Consulate General encourages you to support this effort, which will assist with the immediate needs of affected persons in Houston and its environs. Please visit their website at jamaicafoundationofhouston to donate today.
Consulate General invites Nominations for Jamaican Diaspora Awards in the South-East USA to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater.
Read News Release here
Nomination Form can be downloaded here, the deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Previous recipients of the honor can be accessed here.
The primary mission of the Jamaican Consulate General is the promotion and protection of the interest and welfare of Jamaicans visiting and residing in the Southern United States. The Consulate also provides consular services and guidance to persons seeking to visit the island of Jamaica for scholarly, charitable or vacation-related purposes. In this regard, we remain committed to delivering courteous and efficient service to all our customers and are honored to have the opportunity to facilitate you.
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Dear Fellow Jamaicans;
It is a distinct pleasure and honor for me to represent the Government and people of Jamaica.
With arguably the third largest concentration of Jamaicans living outside of Jamaica, the positive impact of the community of Jamaicans residing in the South Eastern United States of America reverberates not only in Jamaica, but also in their adopted country. The Consulate General also has jurisdiction over The Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. During my tenure, I intend to continue to foster the relationship with the members of the Diaspora which has been a vital community of support for their families in Jamaica.
My attention will also be focused on promoting the vast commercial and investment opportunities that are available in Jamaica, as the Government pursues efforts to grow the economy to ensure sustainable economic development. In all these efforts, I will be supported by a committed and dedicated team, whose primary task is to provide service in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.
I pause to acknowledge the many non-Jamaicans who have been, and continue to be, supporters of Jamaica - I am grateful for their partnership with and commitment to Jamaica and its people.
We are a people rich in cultural heritage, imbued with unmatched creativity, talent and skill. Let us all work together to bring these attributes to bear on the challenges that face our nation; working in the spirit of unity we can achieve the ideals embodied in the words "Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business".
The Conference will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 23rd to 26th July 2017, under the theme "Partnering for Growth".
Vaccination against yellow fever is required to prevent the importation of yellow fever virus into Jamaica where the disease does not occur but where the mosquito vector and human hosts are present.
The Ministry of Health advises as follows
Please refer to the updated WHO link for countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination at: http://www.who.int/ith/en/
Ministry of Health JAMAICA – 20th December 2016 - Yellow Fever Frequently Asked Questions
Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.