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CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

MIAMI  – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year. Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people […]

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Ambassador Marks lauds Diaspora contribution to Jamaica’s Economy

Ambassador Marks lauds Diaspora contribution to Jamaica’s Economy

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the support that Diaspora organizations have provided over the years, has helped in cushioning the impact of government’s fiscal measures, particularly in critical areas such as health and education. Addressing Members of the Benevolent Missions of Atlanta, (BMA) at a breakfast […]

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Grace Scholarship Fund Shines Again

Grace Scholarship Fund Shines Again

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  On Saturday, September 2nd The Grace Scholarship Fund will host its 4th Annual Scholarship Reception Ceremony in Kingston.  Ten Jamaican students will be receiving gifts ranging from $65,000 – $127,000JMD. Since its inception in 2014 by Founder and Executive Director Charissa Lawrence, the Grace Scholarship Fund has distributed over $1.2M in scholarships […]

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Jamaica on path to economic independence says Ambassador Marks

Jamaica on path to economic independence says Ambassador Marks

By Derrick A Scott ATLANTA – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks says “Jamaica is firmly on the path of the true national mission of this generation – achieving and establishing economic independence for our nation and all our people.” Delivering the keynote address at the Atlanta Jamaica Association Independence Ball on […]

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Jamaicans overseas asked to walk on a plank of broken trust

Jamaicans overseas asked to walk on a plank of broken trust

By Silbert Barrett KINGSTON, Jamaica – We have just witnessed at lightning speed laws that would impact Jamaican Diaspora dual citizenship status being tabled and under review in parliament arising out of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) report. Of all the other important recommendations, particularly strong anti-corruption laws, none have gotten such attention and priority as […]

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Jamaican Diaspora voting is a game changer

Jamaican Diaspora voting is a game changer

By Silbert Barrett  KINGSTON, Jamaica – “The Diaspora Vote is a game changer for getting independent candidates elected to the parliament in Jamaica.. this would wreck the two corrupt cousin’s party game plan of alternating power every five years between the crooks.”-Social Media Commentary The power brokers are scared of a politically active Diaspora and have governed […]

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South African Pilots make their dream a reality of  visiting The Bahamas

South African Pilots make their dream a reality of visiting The Bahamas

PLANTATION – Captains Sean Murray and Colin Gray, pilots from Cape Town, South Africa said, that they had always been fascinated with the beauty of The Bahamas and had dreamed of flying there. They decided to make their dream a reality and combined their trip to The Bahamas with the recent EAA Air Venture Conference in […]

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Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

Bridgetown, Barbados –  At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms. The assistance, in the tune of €50,000 is funded by the European Union (EU) via […]

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JAMPRO highlights Jamaican natural & organic beauty products in London

JAMPRO highlights Jamaican natural & organic beauty products in London

Kingston, Jamaica – The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is coordinating a series of in-store promotions in London, England to highlight Jamaican natural and organic beauty products, and increase export sales in the UK market. The promotions, to be held at PAK’S Hair and Cosmetics stores, will feature 11 Jamaican companies that aim to export, or increase […]

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Ambassador Marks challenges the Diaspora to safeguard Jamaica’s Heritage

Ambassador Marks challenges the Diaspora to safeguard Jamaica’s Heritage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks has urged members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States, to safeguard Jamaica’s heritage and “continue to build the Jamaican spirit, vision and ethos for our secured future.” She was addressing members of the Jamaican community and friends of Jamaica in […]

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