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Reggae singer Shaggy is an Official Ambassador for the Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Jamaican international reggae superstar Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell is officially an Ambassador of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.

The Conference will take place June 13 – 18, 2015 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Shaggy as Conference Ambassador will lend his voice to endorsing the Conference at home and in the Diaspora – a development which has been welcomed by both Ministers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

“As one of Jamaica’s leading musicians and a cultural icon, Shaggy’s presence will help us to bring Jamaicans home to the event which promises to be a great business generating occasion,” said Senator Arnold J. Nicholson, QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade(MFAFT). “I am pleased that he has volunteered his support, and I look forward to working with him and other ambassadors on future initiatives.”

Robert Scott, JAMPRO’s Vice President of Export and Market Development and Head of the Marketing Sub-Committee for the Conference added that he is pleased that Shaggy will participate in the Conference as a brand ambassador.

The 2015 staging which has placed greater emphasis on engaging with the younger Diaspora will feature presentations on investment and trade opportunities and avenues for increasing Diaspora involvement in Health, EDUCATION and community development, an exciting Marketplace (trade exposition) with local and overseas exhibitors, fast tracked Services from a range of Government agencies, a golf tournament, and nightly special events.

The six day programme concludes with the highly anticipated Diaspora Day of Service, during which members of the Diaspora will execute a range of projects in Communities Island wide.

The conference takes place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre and the official hotel is the Rose Hall Hilton Hotel. Further details are available at

In other news

Shaggy will be in Toronto this weekend to attend the University of West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala, where he will receive an award for his humanitarian work on Saturday night.

Shaggy who is passionate about his charities started the “The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation in support of the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.

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