VIN MARTIN FORMER HONOURARY CONSUL FOR JAMAICA IN ATLANTA HAS DIED

Posted: 24/07/2014 in Activism, Caribbean, Current Affairs, Georgia, Government, Health, Immigration, Jamaica
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VIN MARTIN

Vin Martin, the former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta has died in Atlanta.  He served as Jamaica’s honorary Consul from 1997 until he retired last year after 16 years of dedicated service.

He was awarded the  Jamaica Diaspora Award of Excellence in 2013 for contributions to the development of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States.

Vin was born in Jackson Town, Trelawny and attended Excelsior High School before migrating in 1965 to the United States to attend College. He earned an undergraduate degree from Howard University (1969) in Washington D.C., an MBA (1972) in Finance and Investment from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate (1976) from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC.

In 1972, Vin commenced work as an Accountant with Fannie Mae but upon graduation from law school, he was transferred to Atlanta and commenced work in Fannie Mae’s Atlanta legal department. After 30 years at Fannie Mae, he retired to open his own law practice in Stone Mountain.

Vin is survived by his wife, Hazel, their two sons and three grandchildren.

Courtesy of JAMATLANTA

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Comments
  1. Reblogged this on JAMAICA MI HAPPY and commented:
    Havent been abreast of the news much since in Jamaica but open my emails to this shocking news. Im completely saddened by this. Mr Martin was a dear friend of mine. My condolences to his family. Rest In Paradise my friend.

  2. Shon says:

    Im so shocked and saddend by this news. Mr Martin is a dear friend of mine and i new he had been ill and i havent been able to contact him in a bit. So sad. RIP.

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