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World Bank Catastrophe Bond Provides Jamaica $185 Million in Storm Protection

World Bank Catastrophe Bond Provides Jamaica $185 Million in Storm Protection

[WASHINGTON, DC] –  The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US$185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023. Catastrophe Bond The government of Jamaica is the […]

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Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks to Feature Jamaican Diaspora Technology Innovators

Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks to Feature Jamaican Diaspora Technology Innovators

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] –  Using technology to drive Jamaica’s development will take center stage at the upcoming monthly town hall meeting with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks. This month’s Let’s Connect will take place on Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT. The event is being held in collaboration with the ‘Jamgooglers.’ The […]

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Global Resilience Centres in Jamaica and Kenya Sign MOU

Global Resilience Centres in Jamaica and Kenya Sign MOU

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and Chairman of the GTRCMC – Eastern Africa, Hon. Najib Balala  signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday, July 16.  The MOU […]

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Samuda pledges to Grow Jamaica’s Overseas Employment Programme

Samuda pledges to Grow Jamaica’s Overseas Employment Programme

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda has pledged to grow the Jamaica Overseas Employment Programme to 30,000 participants over the next four years. Each year, approximately 7,000 Jamaicans participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security led programme. They include the H-2A (Agricultural) and H-2B (Hospitality) visas. […]

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Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Urge Biden Admin. to Support Haitian Community Amid Ongoing Political Crisis

Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Urge Biden Admin. to Support Haitian Community Amid Ongoing Political Crisis

[ORLANDO] –  Today, House Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Val Demings (FL-10), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), and Andy Levin (MI-09) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling on him to take a series of steps to support the Haitian diaspora amid ongoing political turmoil in Haiti. The […]

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on Ongoing Civil Unrest in Cuba

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on Ongoing Civil Unrest in Cuba

  [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) released the following statement on the ongoing protests in Cuba:   “I support the right of the Cuban people to peacefully protest without interference from the Cuban government. The United States should move swiftly to provide humanitarian relief to address the needs of the Cuban people. […]

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Werley Nortreus: I am not happy about the death of President Jovenel Moïse

Werley Nortreus: I am not happy about the death of President Jovenel Moïse

  [PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti] – President of the Republic of Haiti Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on July 7, 2021, in an attack on him and his wife Martine Marie Étienne Moïse inside their home. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated Wednesday in a “highly coordinated” attack. The country’s first lady, Martine Marie Étienne Moïse, […]

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Growth with Equity, the Priority in the Post-pandemic Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

Growth with Equity, the Priority in the Post-pandemic Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

by Carlos Felipe Jaramillo [WASHINGTON, DC] – The pandemic has hit the Latin American and Caribbean region hard. Economies contracted more in 2020 than at any other time in over a century. For 2021, we expect a partial recovery that will bring hope. Nevertheless, the best way out of this crisis would be one in which the […]

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House Haiti Co-Chairs Issue Statement Regarding Death of Haitian President Moise

House Haiti Co-Chairs Issue Statement Regarding Death of Haitian President Moise

[Washington, D.C.] –  The Co-Chairs of the House Haiti Caucus released the following statement regarding the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse: “The assassination of Haitian President Moïse was a horrific act and stands as a clarion call for swift and decisive action to bring political stability and peace to a nation in crisis. We […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Responds to Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Congresswoman Wilson Responds to Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

[MIAMI] – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to assassination of Haiti’s president: “I was shocked by the news about the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse and to learn that his wife, Martine, also was shot during the attack. My thoughts are with the people of Haiti and I pray […]

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