This summer, Caribbean events are in the news for a number of special reasons:
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
In recognition of the significant contribution that immigrants from the Caribbean people and their descendants have made to the history and culture of the United States, the United States Congress designated June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.
2012 is the 7th anniversary. Earlier this month, U.S. President Obama released his Presidential Proclamation -- National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2012 .
Individuals and families from Caribbean countries have journeyed to America's shores for centuries. Some were brought here against their will in the bonds of slavery. Some immigrated to America as children, clutching a parent's hand. Others came as adults, leaving behind everything they knew in pursuit of a better life in a new world. Generations of Caribbean Americans have sought to ensure their children and grandchildren would have the freedom to make of their lives what they will, and during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate their rich narratives and recognize their immeasurable contributions to our country.
Caribbean Americans have shaped every aspect of our society -- enhancing our arts and humanities as titans of music and literature, spurring our economy as intrepid entrepreneurs, making new discoveries as scientists and engineers, serving as staunch advocates for social and political change, and defending our ideals at home and abroad as leaders in our military.
National Caribbean American Heritage Month
Jamaica: 50th Anniversary of Independence
Jamaica is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence with special events and homecoming events in Jamaica and celebrations in communities around the world where Jamaicans have settled.
Celebrating Jamaica 50
Jamaica Information Services Official Website
- Grand Jamaica Homecoming 2012 Official Website
- Come Celebrate Jamaica 50
Trinidad and Tobago: 50th Anniversary of Independence
The 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's August 31, 1962 independence from the United Kingdom is this year.
Official Website for Trinidad and Tobago's 50th Anniversary Independence Celebrations
If you've ever considered a visit to the Caribbean or creating a Caribbean themed event, this is a good year to plan it.
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Check back for ideas for Caribbean style corporate events, later this week.
Consult the Cvent Meeting and Event Planning Guides for Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica and search for Caribbean Meeting Venues and Hotels on the Cvent Supplier Network.