The Honorary Consul General of Jamaica in Atlanta, Dr. Elaine E. Grant-Bryan, spoke on “Investment Opportunities in Jamaica” Monday here at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Her presentation was the most recent installment of our Dean Rusk International Law Center Consular Series, in which diplomats provide Georgia Law students, staff, and faculty with global perspectives on international trade, cooperation, development, and policy.
Grant-Bryan discussed opportunities for economic collaboration between Georgia and Jamaica. She described the current state of several sectors in the Jamaican economy, including Business Process Outsourcing,, entertainment, and agribusiness, and described how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation facilitate these types of foreign investments and trade opportunities. The presentation closed with a question-and-answer session that emphasized the importance of future lawyers developing cross-cultural capacities, especially for students interested in international trade and business.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Grant-Bryan was appointed honorary consul on October 1, 2018. She has received several awards for her dedication to public service, including the Judge Glenda Hatchett Award for outstanding service in the field of education in 2005, the Atlanta Mayor Phoenix Award for outstanding achievements in Education and Service to the people of Atlanta in 2006, and, earlier this year, the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her thousands of hours of service to the Jamaican diaspora, the Caribbean, and the United States. She is the first Caribbean-born person in Georgia to receive this award.