NEW YORK, NY – Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to actress Kerry Washington and her family to come to Jamaica for a family getaway during her next shoot break. The Minister, who was special guest at the Jamaica Independence gala, had high praises for the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American born actress, who is of Jamaican descent.
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.