Final Call for IRASCOM Conference in Bahamas

Final Call for IRASCOM Conference in Bahamas

Greetings from IRASCOM International and in the Hola Name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I & Empress Menen I

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we make this FINAL APPEAL for all persons interested in attending or being a part of The Bahamas National Rastafari Gathering May 22nd -28th, 2006 to please contact our Secretariat as soon as possible. We are in the final stages of negotiations with our major sponsors and to assure that proper funding is available, it is would of great importance that we submit a final count of all international delegates and participants. We cannot express the urgency of this message.

Open Invitations are extended to the following:

International Delegates: Country Representatives, Rasta Organization/Houses Representatives, Ancients & Elders.

Vendors: Persons wishing to sell their crafts, products, music, books, etc. at a One-Day Public Trade Show/Fair.

Musicians: Artists, Bands, Dub Poets, etc, who wish to perform in the closing ceremony Open-Air Public Concert.

Presenters: Speakers, Hosts, and Workshops Presenters (please submit proposals a.s.a.p. if you haven’t been asked already) Over the next few weeks as we draw closer to commencement of this momentous week of celebrations and groundations, the first of its kind for The Bahamas with its large Rasta population, more and more information concerning the Gathering will become available. Workshop presenters, Keynote Speakers, Topics and Forums, Reggae Bands, Trade Show Vendors, Performing Artists, Policy Making Decisions, Draft Agreements, Courtesy Calls and all relevant information will be made public.

Therefore, with great URGENCY, we make this final appeal for all interested parties to please contact us at any of the following information: Email:  or  or

Phone: Jahvarrie: (242) 323-4619 or Ras Paul: (242) 454-4986 (leave a message if need be)

Again, in Honor of African Liberation Day, One and Ones are invited to Join InI here in The Bahamas for “The Bahamas National Rastafari Gathering 2006” under the Theme: “Considering the Interest of A Nation”.

The Following Information is also available for your interest:

Accommodations: Dormitory Housing provided by IRASCOM – Bahamas Chapter Food: Provided by IRASCOM – Bahamas Chapter Transportation: Provided by IRASCOM – Bahamas Chapter Conference Registration: provided by IRASCOM – Bahamas Chapter Airfare: Provided for Elders, Ancients and selected speakers/presenters.

Port of Entry: Nassau International Airport, Nassau Bahamas. (New Providence) Arrival Date: Delegates will be received anytime after Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Departure Date: Delegates will be expected to part on or before Sunday, May 28th, 2006

What to Bring: (apart from your personal items) Drums, Portraits, Flags, anything Rastafari for the Binghi Service and other items for the Float Parade.

For Information about Airlines to Nassau, Bahamas, there are direct flights from London, Jamaica, Cuba, Paris, Canada, and several other U.S. States. Please visit this link for more information about Airline Travel

For more information on the conference itself, feel free to download a radio interview done by IRIE FM, speaking with Prince Berhane Mariam about IRASCOM and the Bahamas National Rastafari Gathering: Click here to listen to the interview

We cannot express the urgency enough, to please contact InI ASAP to reserve what’s left of limited spaces. Email Empress Denise, IRASCOM Secretariat Director, to secure your presence at this event.


One Luv,

Prince Berhane Mariam,

Conference Organizer,

IRASCOM International