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RELEASED March 28, 2007




Glendon Thompson


International Association of Caribbean Organizations



The International Association of Caribbean Organizations is pleased to announce the donation of US$ 2,000 to the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) in Kingston, Jamaica. The check was presented to the organization by Glendon Thompson on March 23, 2007. The 25 year old not-for-profit WROC’s mission is “To build and sustain an organization which promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and youth through social, economic, and advocacy programmes.”

WROC programmes include:


·          Medical clinics

·          Work with the elderly

·          Income generation and education

·          Support to women and children


WROC is currently in need of:


·          Sponsorship for school children- at a cost of US$ 100 per month per child . To cover lunch and bus fare

·          Seed money for marketing personnel

·          Computers for the homework programme

·          120 seater minibus

·          A website- (design and maintenance)


The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre will be one of the major beneficiaries of the International Association of Caribbean Organization’s annual “Cultures of the Caribbean” event this Fall.



Glendon Thompson donating funds to Women's Resource and Outreach Centre in Kingston, Jamaica







RELEASED Jan. 10, 2007

J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Institute of International Business





Robinson College of Business Helps New and Small Businesses

Navigate the Challenge of Going Global


8 January, 2007 (Atlanta) The Robinson College of Business will conduct a series of four free workshops designed to provide the tools and practical knowledge necessary to create an international company or to take an existing company global. Support has been obtained through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Business and International Education Program.”  Each workshop is a stand-alone course that will focus on a different aspect of building a global business. Participants attending all four workshops will receive a certificate of completion from Georgia State University.

 The workshops will address questions such as should a company get involved with exporting or importing and should an individual start a new business with the international marketplace in mind The explosion of the internet made it easier to organize a global start-up or for existing companies to market their products and services overseas. However, access to tools such as the internet and export-assistance agencies isn’t always readily available within underserved minority communities. The workshops will discuss how business-owners and start-up entrepreneurs find the tools that will enable them to compete in the global arena.

The specific topics of the workshops will be

“Sources of Business Ideas” (January 20)

“Who are the Players?: sources of support and finding customers” (February 17) 

“Making It Happen: partners and marketing” (March 17)

“Financing: show me the money” April 21)


The workshops will be sponsored by the Summit National Bank and presented in cooperation with the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, the International Association of Caribbean Organizations, Geo Strategy Partners, and the National Association of Chinese-Americans.

Where:             Georgia State University

Classroom South Building Room 608

Corner of Decatur St. SE and Central Avenue SW





RELEASED Nov. 10, 2006

International Art Lovers and Collectors Get Ready For One of the Atlanta’s Most Spectacular Art Extravaganzas of the Year!

The International Association of Caribbean Organizations (IACO), is pleased to announce IACO’s 2006 Cultures of the Caribbean business/cultural event. This event brings together the Asian, African and European cultures that have contributed to the cultural experiences and expressions in the Caribbean, wrapped in the common language of business.  This event will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at the World Trade Center, Atlanta starting at 5:00 located at 303 Peachtree Street, Lower lobby Suite 100 Atlanta,  GA.  30308

To celebrate this   tradition, business and cultural organizations will exhibit, entertain and network.  Founded in Atlanta, Georgia International Association of Caribbean Organizations (IACO) spans the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking nations of the Caribbean region, and promotes cultural awareness, business, trade and humanitarian assistance between the United States and Caribbean island nations.

Art work from, China, Dominican Republic, France, Guyana and the African Diaspora will be on featured. Music, dance and song will round out the program.  The theme of the event is “Linking through the Arts.”  A donation of $20 is requested and refreshments will be served.

Keynote speaker
Martin Rickerd OBE MVO, Her Majesty's Consul General, British Consulate General 

Door Prize
Weekend for Two, Sandals, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Roundtrip ticket for two on  Air Jamaica included 

The mission of IACO, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization, is to reach out to the Caribbean communities to lend assistance in the development of those who are socially and financially deprived through training and mentoring. All proceeds are in aid of this mission. RSVP to


Gold Level Sponsors
City of Atlanta Advisory Committee on International Relations
The World Trade Center Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Air Jamaica

Silver Level Sponsors
Carisol Singers
Beautiful Media LLC- Beautiful Magazine

Bronze Level Sponsors
Patrick A. Parkins - Photographer

President: Glendon Thompson (Jamaica).   Vice President: Randy Clouden (Trinidad and Tobago). Treasurer: Terry Francis (US Virgin Islands). Secretary: Larry Nicholas (Dominica). Parliamentarian: Maria Rey (Puerto Rico). CFO: Fiorella Griffith (Dutch Antilles). Director of Public Relations: Victor Ramirez (Dominican Republic). Director of Research: Claire McLeveighn (Manhattan Island)