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The Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention And Prevention Task Force (JDCIPTF) Hosts Toronto Town Hall Meeting

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Toronto, March 27, 2018– The Jamaican Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task Force (JDCIPTF) and Partners will be hosting their first Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Jamaican Canadian Association, 995 Arrow Rd, North York. The Town Hall Meeting is a response to the status of public emergency in St. James, Jamaica, and the Canadian couple, Melbourne and Etta Flake, that was killed in early January. Furthermore, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness announced the state of emergency was further extended until May 2, 2018.

The Keynote Speaker for this Town Hall Meeting is Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator The Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. Global Taskforce leader, Dr. Rupert Francis, will speak about the formation of the Taskforce to support the government and the people of Jamaica.

The JDCIPTF was formed in May 2016. It was done as a direct response of the Jamaican Diaspora to address the crime and violence that Jamaica has been experiencing. As the founder and head of the Task Force, Dr. Rupert Francis has recruited several professionals with specialized skills and expertise from across the Global Diaspora who form the new Crime Intervention and Prevention Task Force.

We are looking for sponsorships and volunteers. Sponsors are encouraged to help fund the Town Hall Meeting. For donations over $500, we are offering our sponsors logo space in all our promotion materials, as well as a private reception with Dr. Francis and other special guests. For more information about JDCIPTF and the Town Hall meeting, please call: 416-587-6690 or 647-675-8545, Email us: [email protected], visit us on Facebook, or

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Shauna-Kay Cassell

Shauna writes press releases for the Jamaica Diaspora Association on the following websites: Calling All Jamaicans and Having studied criminology and political science at the University of Toronto, her passion is to make a difference within the Canadian criminal justice system. In her spare time, you can find her hiking/ jogging on a nearby trail, writing, reading a novel or travelling.

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