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Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

By Derrick Scott NEW YORK – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Ministry is looking to increase engagement with the diaspora in the areas of science, technology and innovation (STI). “I don’t think we have actively engaged this resource pool. I want to see this change, and […]

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Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

HUD Deputy Secretary Patenaude Travels to USVI to Hear Progress Report from Mapp Administration ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The comprehensive upgrade of the Territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting […]

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Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week – June 21st – 22nd in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington, DC based  Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, will convene a delegation of Caribbean American community leaders from around the US at the 20th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Briefing and Advocacy […]

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Key Recommendations Emerge from Resilience Planning Workshops in OECS Countries

Key Recommendations Emerge from Resilience Planning Workshops in OECS Countries

MIAMI – Planning ahead for nothing less than a category five (5) hurricane; improved and more timely communication amongst stakeholders and putting in place arrangements to take better care of the families of essential workers during an emergency are among the key recommendations emerging from resilience planning workshops held last week in Antigua and Barbuda, […]

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Great Time for Diaspora to Invest in Jamaica

Great Time for Diaspora to Invest in Jamaica

SOUTH FLORIDA – Extolling the economic stability which Jamaica is now experiencing, Curtis Martin, interim managing director, JN Bank, says Jamaicans in the Diaspora should prepare to increase their investment in the economy, especially as the government makes good on bonds it issued under two debt swaps in the past decade. “We estimate that the government may […]

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Jamaican Govt. is Seeking To Harness The Resources In The Diaspora

Jamaican Govt. is Seeking To Harness The Resources In The Diaspora

By Derrick Scott Washington,  DC – Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator, the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. says the Jamaican Government is planning to more strategically harness the vast amount of resources available within the Jamaican Diaspora. Minister Charles pointed out that there are tremendous resources and […]

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Governor Mapp conferences with President Trump and FEMA on hurricane preparation

Governor Mapp conferences with President Trump and FEMA on hurricane preparation

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp joined Governors from across the country for a video teleconference Wednesday as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William “Brock” Long and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen met with President Donald Trump and his Cabinet at FEMA Headquarters for the 2018 Annual Hurricane Briefing. FEMA Administrator Long and DHS Secretary […]

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“Barbados is in a precarious economic situation”, says IMF

“Barbados is in a precarious economic situation”, says IMF

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – At the request of the newly elected Government of Barbados, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Bert van Selm visited Bridgetown on June 5-7, to have discussions on economic policies and possible IMF financial support of the government’s economic plan. At the end of the visit, Mr. van Selm made the […]

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Jamaica’s Premier Business Event Attracts High Profile Speakers

Jamaica’s Premier Business Event Attracts High Profile Speakers

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Keynote Third Jamaica Investment Forum KINGSTON, Jamaica –  A mix of high profile local and international speakers have been confirmed for the nation’s premier business event, the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), scheduled to take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 12-14, 2018. Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Honorable Andrew Holness, […]

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Barbados seeks International Monetary Fund help with economic reform plan

Barbados seeks International Monetary Fund help with economic reform plan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made following statement today regarding Barbados: “As announced by Prime Minister Mottley earlier today, the Barbados economy has been going through significant challenges for some years. The authorities are developing an economic reform plan designed to address these challenges, and they have […]

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