Uncertainty has gripped undocumented Caribbean nationals in the United States after President Donald Trump vowed to launch a massive roundup across the country, followed by deportations.
A former track star and a businessman will be the honorees at the American Friends of Jamaica’s (AFJ) 2019 Hummingbird Gala later this year.
The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference (16-20 June 2019), with its mantra this year “Building Pathways for Sustainable Development”, attracted thousands of delegates seeking to reconnect with their homeland, invest in rebuilding the country, and seek answers to some of Jamaica’s ills. The 5-day conference saw packed sessions at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston, a model of sustainable development as it sits in the middle of an area once defined by crime and poverty, but is now being redeveloped and reenergised for growth.
The Governor-General's Diaspora Achievement Award was created in 2006 by then governor general, Sir Kenneth Hall.