This passed weekend I simply had a blast! Below is a briefing on how things went:
On Saturday, March 11, the Garifuna Forum 2006 took place in Los Angeles. I attended with my lovely family and Jorge Garifuna Jr. stole the show ? In addition to that I gave a presentation about Garinet’s passed, present and future.
The event was full of powerful speakers, including Mr. Tomas Zuniga, from GEM, Mr. Jose Avila from New Horizon, Mr. Jerry Castro from Lidani, Mr. Domingo, my great father, Ruben Reyes, and Mrs. Mata, among many.
As special guests there were the Consul General of Belize, Roy G. Young and Dr. Gill to name a few.
Once again, Cheryl and Rony have elevated the bar beyond our greatest imaginations. I sincerely thank them for making this a unique event in its class. I came home as changed person as a result of the great speeches and presentations.
I took over 300 photos and I will post them on GarifunaPhotos.com before the end of the week.
After the event Mr. Zuniga, Mr. Avila, Mr. Castro, Mr. Reyes and myself had a very powerful meeting from which you will get more details in the months to come.
On Sunday, March 12, I attended a special meeting with the Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We were invited by Dr. Gill. I’m super glad that I was able to attend, specially, since I had the opportunity to meet many great individuals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Africa and other countries. Dr. Jorge Bernardez was also present at this reunion in addition to Mr. Avila, and Mr. Reyes.
Mr. Zuniga was able to give the Ambassador a tote bag made by Wagiameme, a CD by Rhodee Castillo and a great t-shirt among other things.
I have posted some pictures at the following location for your viewing:
That is how my weekend went. I had a blast, my family had a blast and I was super happy to see Mr. Castro and Mr. Avila that had flew from New York, thanks to Cheryl and Rony!
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Jorge Garifuna is a Computer Scientist and Real Estate professional, who loves to serve his Garifuna community. Jorge has served as vice-president of former New York-based, Garifuna youth organization, Lileiti Dufigati, has been the president to Los Angeles-based, Garifuna organization, SONHOCA, and holds membership with various Garifuna organizations, such as Wafadaha Uwara, and national technology organizations, such as ACM and IEEE. Jorge has donated his time to lecture classes about Computer & Internet usage for Garifuna organizations like, MUGAMA. Additionally, Jorge has trained high school students in programming, for national competition, under the BDPA-LA organization.
Jorge is also the CEO of Garinet Global Inc. Garinet has established itself as the major Garifuna Network since it launched in 1999. It currently averages over one million hits per month from over one hundred different countries around the world.
Garinet has consistently created services to enhance the future of the Garifuna community. Through its GariDigital.com website, Garinet offers the general public, a multitude of Website services for organizations, businesses, entertainers and family members.
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