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PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

Kingston, Jamaica – The Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) Jamaica members are in high gear preparing for travel to Accra, Ghana for the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the All-African People’s Conference (AAPC@60) and the PAFM Pre-Congress. The commemoration is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from Saturday December 8 to Thursday December 13, 2018. […]

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Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre today announced the Board of Directors including the Chairman of the Board, former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai. The announcement was made by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Centre. Dr. Rifai […]

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JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

KINGSTON, Jamaica – JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched a campaign in their overseas markets, in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Between October 19 and 25, JN Money customers can donate to the Jamaica Cancer Society’s (JCS)- Reach To Recovery, whenever they visit a JN Money branch in the United States, Canada, the […]

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JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has appointed an Honorary Investment Advisor that will increase business between Jamaica and India, and will promote  Jamaica’s export and investment opportunities. JAMPRO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAFT) officially signed the partnership with Dr Murthy Devarabhotla, Managing Director of Tudor Management Consultants, at JAMPRO’s Head Office on […]

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DDL and Government of Guyana Implementing Public Private Partnership

DDL and Government of Guyana Implementing Public Private Partnership

Public Private Partnership in Guyana to develop milk, local juice industries GUYANA – The Government of Guyana and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have agreed to examine the implementation of a private/public partnership to develop the local dairy industry to provide for milk and dairy products. The partnership will also seek to expand local juice production […]

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Jamaican delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Jamaican delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Cannes, France – As part of the Business of Sustainability for Studios (BOSS) project, JAMPRO and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), led representatives from eight animation and film/TV production studios to the Marché International des Programmes de Communication (MIPCOM) content trade show in Cannes, France. The delegation is the first from Jamaica to attend […]

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Project HOPE Medical Team in Haiti Following Earthquake

Project HOPE Medical Team in Haiti Following Earthquake

Project HOPE Medical Team in Haiti Responds to Urgent Health Needs after Earthquake and Strong Aftershock Rocked the Island Millwood, VA  – Project HOPE is deploying a medical team to areas in Haiti affected by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the near the northwestern city of Port-au-Paix on Oct. 6, killing at least 14 […]

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United States Virgin Islands Governor Mapp approves FY 2019 budget

United States Virgin Islands Governor Mapp approves FY 2019 budget

ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has approved the $1.32 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Government of the United States Virgin Islands. The budget was submitted to the 32nd Legislature on May 30, 2018 and Senators acted to approve it on September 19th. The Governor notified Senate President Myron Jackson […]

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Keenan Falconer is Council of Voluntary Social Services’ Jamaica Young Leader Awardee

Keenan Falconer is Council of Voluntary Social Services’ Jamaica Young Leader Awardee

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twenty-four-year-old Keenan Joseph Falconer has always been a big believer in education as the way to make a difference in the lives of others. His feelings on the matter intensified when coaching his alma mater, Ardenne High School, to victory in the School’s Challenge Quiz (SCQ) competition in 2015. Consequently, he made […]

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The Mayors of Atlanta and Montego Bay, Jamaica Pledge to Strengthen Sister Cities Relationship

The Mayors of Atlanta and Montego Bay, Jamaica Pledge to Strengthen Sister Cities Relationship

ATLANTA – Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Bottoms and Montego Bay’s Mayor Homer Davis are pledging to make the forty six year-old sister cities relationship between both municipalities even stronger. Culture, education, and the development of professional and technical expertise are specific areas the Atlanta Mayor identified for enhanced collaboration, saying that under her administration, “the strengthening […]

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