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Virtual Water Summit to Promote Climate Resilience in Jamaica

Virtual Water Summit to Promote Climate Resilience in Jamaica

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – In a bid to promote climate resilience among local residential and commercial industries in Jamaica, the JN Foundation will host its Climate Change, Sustainability and Innovation Water Summit on May 13-14. The two-day virtual event will educate the public on the devastating effects of climate change. Especially on small island developing states […]

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Sharon Parris-Chambers is Country Coordinator for SOAD Pan-African Journalists’ Caucus

Sharon Parris-Chambers is Country Coordinator for SOAD Pan-African Journalists’ Caucus

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – The Pan-African Journalists’ Caucus was launched by the African Diaspora State on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. At this inaugural meeting, the decision was taken to set up a series of structures, including “Country Coordinators”, who are the operational arm of the Caucus in its campaigns around the world. This will strengthen Africa’s […]

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Tribute to the Late Ambassador of Jamaica, Anthony Johnson

Tribute to the Late Ambassador of Jamaica, Anthony Johnson

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks pays tribute to the late Ambassador of Jamaica, Anthony Johnson. Ambassador, the Honourable Anthony Johnson will fondly be remembered as a man for all seasons. He walked the hallowed halls of greatness with a strong measure of humility. He leaves the Jamaican […]

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Caribbean Airlines Partnership Transports Female Hygiene Kits to Guyana

Caribbean Airlines Partnership Transports Female Hygiene Kits to Guyana

[Port-of-Spain, Trinidad] – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program Caribbean Airlines transported feminine hygiene kits from Toronto, Canada to Guyana, for distribution to women and girls living in rural communities. The initiative was undertaken in partnership with international NGO, Days For Girls (DFG). The well-known NGO, works to increase access to menstrual care, […]

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Jamaica Discusses Investment Opportunities with Saudi Arabia

Jamaica Discusses Investment Opportunities with Saudi Arabia

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett participated in a very successful meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb.  They discussed investment opportunities and other possible areas of collaboration between both nations. During their meeting, the Ministers discussed the possibility of Jamaica benefiting from the US$100 million development […]

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GACC Welcomes U.S.-CARICOM Multilateral Engagement

GACC Welcomes U.S.-CARICOM Multilateral Engagement

[MIAMI] – The Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) welcomes the decisions resulting from Wednesday’s (April 21) roundtable with the Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken. The GACC is particularly encouraged by the reintroduction of the multilateral approach on the part of the United States. And,  […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands to Provide Supplies for St. Vincent and The Grenadines Relief Efforts

U.S. Virgin Islands to Provide Supplies for St. Vincent and The Grenadines Relief Efforts

[U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS] – The U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Governor and the Department of Tourism are working with residents to collect supplies and raise funds for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who have been devastated by the eruptions of La Soufrière volcano. The entire Territory is joining forces to pack […]

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How One Doctor in Ohio and a team in DonDon are Filling in the Gaps of Government and Business in Haiti

How One Doctor in Ohio and a team in DonDon are Filling in the Gaps of Government and Business in Haiti

[DONDON, Haiti] – Images of the devastation of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake are surely still fresh in the minds of many. It was a disaster of immense scale and instantaneous impact, but in its shadow, the people of Haiti continue to struggle with chronic problems, such as health, education and vocational issues. Mobile Clinic Dondon, […]

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AFJ Distributed Over US$1.75 Million to Programs in Jamaica

AFJ Distributed Over US$1.75 Million to Programs in Jamaica

[New York] – The American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. (AFJ) continues to make an impact in Jamaica. The AFJ focused much of its efforts over the past year to responding forcefully to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to continuing its work with donor advised, discretionary, and scholarship funds. Grants for the entire 2020-2021 grant period […]

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“Chauvin Verdict Sends Powerful Message” says Lee Saunders

“Chauvin Verdict Sends Powerful Message” says Lee Saunders

[WASHINGTON, DC] – AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd: “Justice was served today in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin. After so many African American lives have been taken with impunity, this guilty verdict is […]

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