In just a month a new group called ‘Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica – Our Nation, Our Land and Yawd’ has been created on facebook. The group is the brainchild of Horace Daley, living in New York and already has over 600 members from international boundaries committed to united actions for improving Jamaica and Jamaican lifestyles.
After a futile search to find a space on Facebook where Jamaicans living abroad like himself can discuss issues affecting Jamaicans in a nonpartisan manner, Horace ‘Shad’ Daley started the group on May 9, 2010. Within a week the membership grew close to 150, as one of the fastest growing groups on facebook, and he immediately forged an administrative core team. Among them are Doneth Reid, Executive Director – Deputy Chief Administrator; Florida-based Aven Peralto Nichols, Executive Director – Deputy; and Jamaican-based Patrick James as graphic designer.
A month later his vision for “Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica – Our Nation, Our Land and Yawd” has become clearer, especially after several arising issues and discussions critically affecting to the country. Among them the recent disturbances caused by the Christopher “Dudus” Coke saga which underlines and further widens the woes, financial and otherwise of the country.
Pledging transparency to the public and its members, Daley says financial pledges already started will be reported on, so at all times the members will be kept abreast with the allocations and commitments.
The accountant also is setting up pay pal accounts and bank accounts to assist in public record keeping and accountablitiy to the group members and interested persons.
The group’s objectives are now being further developed to incorporate the suggestions and execution of practicable solutions.
The first step towards implementing solutions to changing Jamaica and Jamaican lifestyle collectively for better is to offer scholarships, the first being Esmie L Walters Scholarship 2010. This scholarship is for high school students from grades 7-11, in providing them with funds to offset tuition expense.
The group as of June 24 is partnered with www.AntheaMcGibbon.com media website, while its own is being constructed. Then owner, Anthea McGibbon will continue as Public and Media Relations Manager.
The forged partnership will allow the group especially after it
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