Fellow Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica, as the year 2010 comes to a close we look forward in the expectation of opportunities for renewal and progress. We must take cognizance of our blessings as a people and country who continue with fortitude to build a great nation comprised of Jamaicans at home and abroad. We remain all mindful of our respective roles and responsibilities while we reflect on the past and place our hope in the future.Throughout the past year, your Consulate General has made every effort in its essential task of protecting in the jurisdiction of Florida, the Southern USA, the Cayman Islands and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the interests of our nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, within the limits permitted by international law. Equally we have been engaged in furthering the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations in the interest of Jamaica. We have not done this alone. We have called upon and received much assistance from the coalition of Jamaican Alumni and individual groups, the Diaspora Community leadership and organizations, the officials of city, county and State with whom we have interacted. Indeed, we have called upon, and have been the recipient of a continuous flow of goodwill. We remain grateful for your support.