NAJASO honors trailblazers at its 38th annual convention


Mr. Earl Jarrett

Mr. Earl Jarrett received the award for outstanding service.

The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) held its 38th annual convention from July 16 to July 18, 2015 in Cleveland Ohio, USA.

The featured speakers for the conference were Mr. Earl Jarrett, general
manager for Jamaica National Building Society, at the luncheon banquet
and the Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Jamaica’s minister of health, at the dinner banquet.
Both receptions were well attended and the final dinner banquet had an
attendance of approximately 200. Mr. Jarrett built his discussion around
the conferences theme “Building a Sustainable Future” and addressed the
audience from the perspective of a “family talk” on economic growth and
development for Jamaica.


Dr. Robert Clarke, MD, (NAJASC’s executive vice president and co-founder of HELP Jamaica Medical Mission, presents a book of the organization’s history to Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, MD, while HELP’s co-founder, Dr.  Rudolph Wills looks on.

Minister Ferguson, a founding member of NAJASO under the Progressive
International Cultural Organization (PICO), was a student
at Howard University in Washington, DC. in 1977. The minister spoke of NAJASO’s
contributions in health as well as education, He also praised NAJASO for its
leadership in supporting Jamaica over the past 38 years and discussed
current and future initiatives to further improve and develop health
sectors in the country. NAJASO also conducted elections for its national officers.–





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