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Jamaicans and Diaspora Urged to Buy Social – SEBI

Jamaicans and Diaspora Urged to Buy Social – SEBI

By Dionne Rose KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opal Whyte, Project Manager for the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), a project of the JN Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is urging Jamaicans and the Diaspora to support social enterprise development by purchasing goods and services from the entities. “Our objective at the […]

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Canadian Based Company ‘OCEAN’ Trains and Employs Jamaicans

Canadian Based Company ‘OCEAN’ Trains and Employs Jamaicans

OCEAN Boosts Employment & Trains Jamaicans for Harbour Tug Services Kingston, Jamaica – Having recently, signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica’s Port Authority for the provision of harbor towage services, Ocean invested approx. $US 60,000 on a training programme for Jamaicans who will be hired to operate the vessels. The Québec based company also provided […]

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Chinese Health and Culture Centre to Open Soon in Jamaica

Chinese Health and Culture Centre to Open Soon in Jamaica

BEIJING, China – The Beijing International Trading Co. Ltd formally announced its intention of promoting culture and health exchanges between China and the Caribbean through first establishing its Traditional Chinese Culture and Health centre in Jamaica. Beijing Yijialu hopes to expand to other Caribbean countries in the region over the next five years. Beijing Yijialu […]

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Guyana’s Private Sector and Ministry Embarking On Major Developments

Guyana’s Private Sector and Ministry Embarking On Major Developments

GUYANA – Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and his Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kenneth Jordan on Monday (August 13) toured the operations of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) as well as surrounding areas at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where both the company and the ministry are separately embarked on major development projects. The various projects […]

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ARIN Elects First Board Member from the Caribbean

ARIN Elects First Board Member from the Caribbean

BY GERARD BEST gerard@gerardbest.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Regenie Fraser, the former Secretary General of a regional trade association, has been selected to serve a one-year term on the board of trustees of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). Regenie Fraser Fraser’s appointment makes her the first person from the Caribbean and the first non-white person to serve on […]

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Internet experts call for more Community Networks in the Caribbean

Internet experts call for more Community Networks in the Caribbean

BY GERARD BEST gerard@gerardbest.com PANAMA CITY, Panama  – A group of  internet experts is calling for a different approach to providing Internet access to the poor, remote and underserved parts of the Caribbean region. “Governments, policy makers and the private sector are exploring strategies and partnerships to connect the unconnected,” said Jane Coffin, Director of Development […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Student Tops Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Poster Competition

U.S. Virgin Islands Student Tops Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Poster Competition

Tyrone Lake ST. CROIX – Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled ‘Present and Future’, which focused on disaster […]

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Jamaicans in Washington, DC Celebrate Jamaica’s 56th Independence

Jamaicans in Washington, DC Celebrate Jamaica’s 56th Independence

Jamaicans in the US Capital turn out in large numbers to give thanks for the country’s 56th year of independence by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – It was standing room only as Jamaicans and friends poured into Dumbarton Chapel at Howard University School of Law, for the service of thanksgiving for Jamaica’s 56th year of independence […]

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US Government Hails Jamaica’s Independence 56

US Government Hails Jamaica’s Independence 56

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – The United States government has hailed the Jamaican nation’s 56th year of independence, with Secretary of State Michael R. ‘Mike’ Pompeo paying tribute to the island, the strong connections between the people of both countries, and the collaboration that make Jamaica one of the strongest partners of the United States […]

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PM, Andrew Holness: Jamaica Independence Day Diaspora Message 2018

PM, Andrew Holness: Jamaica Independence Day Diaspora Message 2018

Message from The Most Hon. Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister, Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – My Jamaican family in the Diaspora, the commemoration of Jamaica’s 56th year as an independent nation presents an opportunity for us to reflect on, and celebrate the significant achievements made in the past by this nation while strategically planning […]

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