Past event: Church Service at the World Council of Churches
On August 7, 2022, JAS president Dr. Warren A. Wallace, members of the diaspora and friends of Jamaica attended a special commemorative church service at the World Council of Churches in Geneva.
This commemorative church service, organised by the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations in Geneva, was a moment of prayer, reflection and looking forward in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. A big thanks to all our members and friends who were in attendance.
Past event: A very special celebration of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence
The Jamaica Association in Switzerland president, Dr. Warren A. Wallace, wishes to thank all those who join us for our very special celebration of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence on August 6, 2022 at the beautiful Vidy Wind Club in Lausanne. Our celebration was a great time of togetherness with the diaspora and friends of Jamaica. A big thank you to all. One love!
Past event: JAS president interview on The Bridge99FM
In February 2022, JAS president Dr. Warren A. Wallace was interviewed on The Bridge99FM, one of Jamaica’s newest radio stations. During this interview, which was hosted by the Rev. Ronnie Thwaites, Dr. Wallace highlighted the importance of the charitable work of JAS and the role of the diaspora in sharing the cultural heritage of Jamaica. For more on this interview, please click here.
Past event: JAS participation in the United Nations event “Reggae as an Instrument of the Collective Memory of Slavery”
On September 23, 2021 the Jamaica Association in Switzerland (JAS) president, Dr. Warren A. Wallace, and JAS member Ms. Carol Simpson were part of a group of panelists for the United Nations event on “Reggae as an Instrument of the Collective Memory of Slavery”. Through this event JAS was able to promote our heritage of reggae – a designated UNESCO cultural heritage of humanity – and its emancipating theme and global message of empowerment to rise above life’s challenges. We thank all those who were able to attend this event.
Past event: Entrepreneurship and the Diaspora
On April 24, 2021, the Jamaica Association in Switzerland held an exciting Zoom event on Entrepreneurship and the Diaspora. This event, which was aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship in the diaspora, was a celebration of brand Jamaica, Jamaica’s culture and entrepreneurship spirit. A special thank you to everyone who made this event a wonderful success.
Past event: Christmas Fundraising and Zoom Telethon
On December 12, 2020 the Jamaica Association in Switzerland held a Christmas Fundraising and Zoom Telethon. This online event, which was a wonderful time of warmth and fun with the diaspora and friends of Jamaica, was primarily aimed towards raising funds for the charity Candle in Dark: Shelters for the homeless and mentally challenged in Mandeville, Jamaica. The event, which had as MCs Jamaica’s Dervan Malcom of Power106FM and Claudette ‘CP’ Powell (formerly of Fame95FM in Jamaica), was a celebration of the beauty and culture of Jamaica through poetry, music, dance and irie vibes. A special thank you to all those who supported this event and worthy cause. One love!
Past event Annual Independence Day Barbecue, celebrating Jamaica’s independence held on August 9, 2020 at the lovely Vidy Wind Club in Lausanne.
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