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Jamaica’s NY Consul General calls on Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard

: Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Alsion Wilson shares a light moment with Mount Vernon’s Mayor, Mrs Shawyn Patterson Howard, when she paid a courtesy call on the mayor her at her City Hall office yesterday (March 2, 2020). : Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Alsion Wilson shares a light moment with Mount Vernon’s Mayor, Mrs Shawyn Patterson Howard, when she paid a courtesy call on the mayor her at her City Hall office yesterday (March 2, 2020).
DIASPORA, New York, March 2020  - The Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, Mrs Shawyn Patterson Howard, is to hold discussions with the business sector in that city, with a view towards engaging them to participate in the Adopt-a-Clinic Initiative being promoted by Jamaica’s Health Minister Christopher Tufton.

Alsionwilson ShawynPattersonnHoward 460This follows a courtesy call paid by Jamaica’s Consul General to New York Alsion Wilson, on the Mount Vernon Mayor yesterday at City Hall.

Her visit is part of a programme to visit a number of City and State government officials within her jurisdiction over the coming months to sensitize them about investment opportunities in Jamaica and how they can collaborate on meaningful projects that can be of mutual benefit.

The two held wide ranging discussions covering, topics such as Immigration, the upcoming US Census as it affects Caribbean nationals, Investment, Farm work programme and health care.

The Jamaican Consul General took the opportunity to brief the Mount Vernon Mayor on the Immigration Empowerment Promoting Awareness and Reducing Vulnerabilities Programme which is being undertaken by the Jamaican Embassy in Washington in association with the Jamaican Consulates in New York and Miami.

The programme is designed to provide relevant information about the shifting immigration environment in the United States and to sensitize and equip members of the Jamaican Diaspora with the tools needed to improve their immigration status in the United States.

The sensitization will take place in New York as well as a number of cities within the United States.

Mount Vernon is home to a large number of Jamaicans in the New York area.

Last modified onTuesday, 10 March 2020 08:40
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