Jamaican Diaspora in America discusses with BOJ Governor and JSE boss
The Jamaican Diaspora in the United States is this Thursday (March 2) to be updated on the island’s financial system and the securities market as well as the many existing investment opportunities.
The update will be provided when Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks hosts Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Richard Byles and Dr Marlene Street Forrest, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on her monthly Let’s Connect series on Thursday starting at 7:00 pm EDT.
Citing the necessity for an update at this time, Marks noted that the Jamaican Diaspora has been a key contributor to the growth and development of Jamaica. Through this medium, she explained that the diaspora is seeking to ensure the most accurate information is shared, especially as a means of continuing to build confidence in their homeland.
In light of this, the insights of Byles, who now has oversight of all financial institutions on the island, is expected to be invaluable and to help to maintain the Diaspora’s confidence in the island’s financial industry.
For her part, Street Forrest is expected to give important perspectives on the country’s securities market.
Said Marks: “As the Government of Jamaica shifts its focus to post-COVID recovery and building back stronger, we believe this forum is a good opportunity to remind Jamaicans abroad of the reasons they should still choose Jamaica not only as their preferred destination for travel in 2023, but also for their primary investment opportunities.”
Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks enables members of the diaspora to communicate directly with the Ambassador, specifically about matters affecting their lives in the US. In addition, they can also stay up to date with the Government’s policies and programmes as well as the Embassy’s activities.
Marks is occasionally joined by guests on her monthly Let’s Connect series. Among such guests have been US government officials, key players in various local and international organisations, as well as prominent members of the Jamaican Diaspora.