If you think of Jamaica as a place to sip cocktails on the beach while listenting to Bob Marley, you’re seeing only what the tourism cabinet wants you to see.

It ain’t like that for the people who live there.

For an insider’s view, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is presenting “Jamaica: Combating Corruption & Financial Crime” on Thursday evening, June 14.

The event – part of the WAC Coffee and Conversation series – is scheduled for Java Brewing Company, 1707 Bardstown Rd. in the Highlands, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WAC is  hosting a U.S. State Department–sponsored group from Jamaica who will be travelling the U.S., discussing the Jamaica’s crime and corruption issues, issues that spill over into the United States.

More about the delegation from WAC news release:

The delegation is part of a single-country project for Jamaica. It is made up of government officials, special investigators, policy analysts and others who play an important role addressing this topic in their home country. Come learn about the visitors, the current situation in Jamaica, and share your own experiences while welcoming these important guests to Louisville!

More about the event: This social event in a relaxed setting will give you the chance to get to know some of the interesting visitors who pass through Louisville via World Affairs Council programs. This meet & greet is free and open to WAC members as well as the general public.

Coffee and a light snack will be provided.

While the event is free, you’re asked to RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 502-561-5422.