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Thanksgiving Service in South Florida for Professor Nettleford

MIAMI (JIS):
Monday, February 15, 2010

The Jamaican community and friends of the Diaspora in South Florida will pay their last respects to late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor the Hon. Ralston "Rex" Nettleford, OM, at a thanksgiving service slated for next Tuesday (February 23).

The function, which will be held at the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens starting at 4:00 p.m., will feature tributes from representatives of the cultural arts community, the UWI alumni in South Florida, the Jamaican Diaspora, public leaders, among others.

Alumni of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), which was founded by Professor Nettleford, will pay tribute in dance. Former NDTC dancer, Lois Requa-Dunn, said she was elated to be asked to perform. "He helped me fulfill my dream in becoming a dancer. I look forward to giving of my best in dance in honour of a great man," she said.

Ms. Requa-Dunn, who danced with the group for nearly 10 years, described Professor Nettleford as an inspiration and her mentor. "He always ensured that we were in touch with our goals. I will miss him," she stated.

The service is being coordinated by the Holy Family Episcopal Church and the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami.

Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths, in noting Professor Nettleford's invaluable contribution to the Jamaican and the wider Caribbean Diaspora, noted that countless persons "were impacted by the profound work, vision and spirit of our beloved cultural icon and educator."

Professor Nettleford died in Washington, D.C. in the United States on Tuesday (Feb. 2) after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old.

A condolence book for the late Professor will be opened at the Jamaica Consulate General in Miami on Tuesday (Feb. 16). The office is located at 25 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 609, in downtown Miami.

An official funeral service will be held tomorrow (Feb. 16) in Jamaica at the UWI Chapel, Mona campus.

The NDTC will pay tribute to its founder that same day, at the Little Theatre in Kingston, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The campus will also host a special tribute to Professor Nettleford on Thursday (Feb. 25).
 

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Passing of Prof. the Hon. Rex Nettleford, OM: Messages of Condolence

Community Leaders, Members of the Cultural Arts Community, Friends of Jamaica

The Consulate General of Jamaica is saddened by the news of the passing of a brilliant Jamaican cultural lion and iconic Caribbean cultural resource the Most Honourable Prof. Rex Nettleford, OM, and wishes to provide the Community and friends through this means the messages of condolence from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition of Jamaica.

We share in the grief and shock experienced by the entire Jamaican family  and particularly those community members  here in Florida and the Southern United States who were directly touched by the contribution and reach of Professor Nettleford, in as many fields as he cared to touch.  

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STATEMENT OF CONDOLENCE

ON THE PASSING OF VICE-CHANCELLOR EMERITUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) PROFESSOR REX NETTLEFORD
BY
MR. JOHN LYNCH
CHAIRMAN, JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD (JTB)
FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Jamaica’s tourism community mourns the passing of Professor Rex Nettleford with a combination of deep sadness, and heartfelt respect for the extraordinary person this man was. His many contributions to Jamaica and the world as Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of The University of The West Indies (UWI) and founder of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will continue to enrich our lives.  

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MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PAYS TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR NETTLEFORD

(Kingston: 4th February, 2010)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade mourns the passing of national icon, Professor Rex Nettleford, OM, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies.

Professor Nettleford’s life is an uplifting story of distinguished service and accomplishment, spanning various fields including academa, culture, and international relations.

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