Organizers expect more than 2000 Jamaicans who currently live abroad to make the trip to the second city for the five day conference, which will focus primarily on the expansion of diaspora business in Jamaica, healthcare, education, and engaging second and third generation Jamaicans abroad. WIHCON’s General Manager Aisha Campbell stated that the conference is “an integral part of the development debate and plays a role in helping to move the country forward.”
“It is very important that we include the views of Jamaicans living elsewhere in helping to move our country forward. This conference, now in its 6th staging, is an important investment in our country’s future and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade should be commended for keeping the dialogue between Jamaicans living here and abroad open,” she said.
Campbell said she was eager to hear from the conference participants in the various sessions on business and investment. WIHCON is no stranger to investment; the company has spent billions of dollars on real estate developments that set the standard for construction in Jamaica. In Montego Bay, the company’s residential development, The Meadows, is a hit with Montegonians and returning residents.
“The ‘Jamaican Dream’ isn’t just about a house anymore. It’s about a place to truly call home, with all the modern amenities and aesthetics that really do enhance the home and community,” Campbell said, in reference to The Meadows. 15-minutes from the Fairvew Shopping Centre in the cool hills of Irwin, The Meadows features two types of homes: the Medici and the Tuscany. Important to note is that after feedback from returning and local residents two additional models The Verona two bedroom and two bathroom as well as the Milan three bedroom and two bathroom detached homes will be coming on stream later this Summer.
The ‘Medici’ is an open concept, single-story semi-detached house that features two bedrooms and room for expansion on the over 2000sq ft lot. The Tuscany, is a detached house built on 3800 sq ft lots and features two bedrooms and one bathroom in an open concept design. Both units feature ultra-modern style finishing, including vibrant colors and stainless steel fittings. “One of the things we believe in at WIHCON is this idea of value-added amenities. We want to make our communities safer, cleaner, and better than ever before. The Meadows is the only private, gated community that features a fully-staffed Jamaica Constabulary Force Police Post, in addition to the security we provide,” said Angela Murray, Customer Service and Sales Executive for WIHCON
In addition to the country’s only police post in a gated community, The Meadows also features a community centre and a vibrant children’s play area. WIHCON is also expected to launch a much anticipated Phase IV development on the 147-acre property. The company expects to have a vibrant, diverse community at The Meadows and encourages attendants of the conference to have WIHCON help them realize their dream. Murray smiled and said ” Just stop by our booth and we will help make your dream to live where others vacation a reality. This is where you belong, let WIHCON make it home again.”
WIHCON was the first to develop large-scale housing in 1958 when it completed Mona Heights. Since then, WIHCON has built more than 40,000 homes in Jamaica. The company has constructed more than 70 schools, several sewage plants, innumerable businesses and commercial developments, and road rehabilitations. WIHCON is the leader in residential construction and developed its own construction method that results in strong, well-built homes that appreciate in value.