Jamaican Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry and his compatriot, investment advisor Noel Spencer, recently co-hosted a welcome reception for Alsion Roach-Wilson, the newly-appointed Jamaican Consul General to New York.
According to Frank Shea, Perry’s communications director, the reception — held at Jammins Café on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn — was “jam-packed, with a who’s who of members of the Jamaican Diaspora, community leaders and elected officials.”
Shea said dignitaries joined with Perry — who represents the 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn — in welcoming Roach-Wilson to East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Among the welcoming party were Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, state Assembly members Helene Weinstein, Diana Richardson, Alicia Hyndman and Clyde Vanel, City Council members Dr. Mathieu Eugene and Farah Louis, and former New York City Councilwoman Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, Congresswoman Clarke’s mother.
“Although Consul General Roach-Wilson is no stranger to New York, as a former resident of Brooklyn, she worked many years in the finance industry on Wall Street,” Shea told Caribbean Life.
“Appointed in July, she will now be tasked with promoting and safeguarding the interests of Jamaica and Jamaicans in New York state and 32 other states including Puerto Rico and Bermuda,” he added.
“On behalf of all the residents of the 58th Assembly District, I wish Consul General Roach-Wilson the best of luck, as she serves our beloved island-nation of Jamaica right here in the great city we call the ‘Big Apple,’” Perry said. “She has my full support.”
Shea said Roach-Wilson promised to approach the office in “a non-traditional, hands-on manner, outlining an office initiative called ‘CG on the Beat.’”
“Instead of sitting behind a desk all day, I will go out into the community and meet everyone, and get a full understanding of what is happening in our community, talk to the people and hear what you want in order to let your voices be heard,” Roach-Wilson said, according to Shea.