CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: CARIB ID 2010 joined the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and the U.S. Census yesterday in taking census education and participation to the Jamaican audience in D.C.
The Embassy of Jamaica played host to the three organizations, which teamed up to take the message of participation by Caribbean nationals in the 2010 Census at Jamaica’s 47th independence `market-place` at the Organization of American States yesterday.
The census partnered with the DC Caribbean Carnival and CARIB ID 2010 to help continue to spread the word to Caribbean nationals of the importance of participating in the census and stand up and be counted in the 2010 census.
Some 3,000 bags and information sheets were distributed at the event Sunday. The annual independence event was held and the inside the OAS this year as opposed to the outside this year and featured a veritable Who’s Who’s of the Jamaica and Caribbean nationals including of course Ambassador Anthony Johnson, Jamaican ambassador Richard Bernal and his wife and several Caribbean ambassadors, presidents and past presidents of several Jamaican and Caribbean organizations.
Entertainment was provided by the Fab 5 band of Jamaica, with the lively MC Jerry D from Jamaica bringing his usual wit and humor.
Air Jamaica, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Digicel, Grace Kennedy, D&G and the US Census were among major sponsors at the independence celebration.