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STATE FOR INR/IAA WHA/EX WHA/CAR (RANDALL BUDDEN)
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/15/2011 TAGS: PINR PGOV OTRA JM SUBJECT: JAMAICA: PARTICIPATION IN 2006 CARIBBEAN ISSUES CONFERENCE
REF: STATE 148868
Classified By: CDA JAMES T. HEG, REASON: 1.4(D)
1.(C) Post appreciates the invitation conveyed reftel for the 2006 Caribbean Issues Conference scheduled for Oct. 3-4 in Rosslyn, VA. DCM James T. Heg will represent Embassy Kingston.
2.(C) With respect to the prospective Jamaican invitees mentioned reftel, all four appear well qualified, and are favorably known to post.
-- Dr. Hilton McDavid (Regional Security panel) will be available contact info: Academic Director for the M.Sc. Program in National Security and Strategic Studies, Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, W.I., (tel) 876-977-3808, (fax) 876-977-3829, (e-mail) email@example.com.
-- Dr. Anthony Harriott (Democracy Under Pressure panel) will be available contact info: Professor in the Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, W.I., (tel) 876-970-0438 or 876-977-5935, (fax) 876-977-1809, (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
-- Dr. Norman Girvan and Dr. James Moss Soloman (Economic Challenges panel) unfortunately will be unavailable;
3.(C) Post recommends that, for the Economic, Energy, and Environmental Challenges panel, Dr. John Rapley of the University of the West Indies, an economics professor and prominent local editorialist, be invited (he has indicated he will be available to speak on economic and environmental challenges facing Jamaica) contact info: (o) 876-977-5935; (c) 876-848-1532; (fax) 876-977-1809; (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.(C) Per reftel para. 1, post will prepare travel orders. Estimated costs per person: Airfare - $700.00 Hotel (3x$195.00) $585.00 M&IE (4x$64.00) $256.00 Taxi - $100.00 = $1,641.00. Estimated total for 4 persons = $6,564.00. HEG