The Jamaican Diaspora in the United States went all out to celebrate the island's 60th anniversary of Independence with a variety of activities that collectively put Jamaica on show.
Fully endorsing the Jubilee celebrations, Jamaican-American attorney Alison Smith, the first black woman to head the almost 100-year-old Broward County Bar Association, attended many of the activities in South Florida.
Opposition Leader Mark Golding was in town to mark the Jubilee occasion and had breakfast with leaders in Miramar.
A small group of prominent local attorneys also met with Golding and his delegation to discuss ways in which the legal system in Jamaica could benefit from innovations in place in the US.
Smith was a special guest at a gala hosted by the Jamaica United Relief Association under the patronage of Consul General Oliver Mair at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale.
She climaxed her tour of activities by attending Sunday's annual Independence celebration at a church here.