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Global Tourism Resilience Centre Provides Relief For The Bahamas

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Provides Relief For The Bahamas

LONDON, United Kingdom –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett handed over US$50,000 to Director General of the Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Ministry, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu at the second Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) Board of Governors Meeting in London on Monday, November 4. The money, forms part of the overall […]

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Why Create A Global Jamaica Diaspora Council?

Why Create A Global Jamaica Diaspora Council?

Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Members Speak Up on the Creation of a Global Jamaica Diaspora Council FLORIDA – Since July 2017 we have had discussions in at least eight formal Diaspora Advisory Board meetings, collaboration among all the Board members and Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in addition to Jamaican Diaspora Communities […]

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Jamaican Authorities Demonstrated an Exemplary Commitment to Reforms says IMF

Jamaican Authorities Demonstrated an Exemplary Commitment to Reforms says IMF

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review under the Stand By Arrangement for Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – On November 4, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the sixth and final review of Jamaica’s performance under the program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The 36-month SBA, with a total access of […]

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Jamaica Tourist Board Serves Complimentary History Lessons at Annual Toast of Brooklyn

Jamaica Tourist Board Serves Complimentary History Lessons at Annual Toast of Brooklyn

NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) showcased the island’s world-renowned Appleton Estate® Jamaica Rum during the 12th annual Toast of Brooklyn, Wine & Food Festival held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The JTB partnered with the rum brand and offered neat pours of Appleton Estate Signature Blend, a full-bodied, well-balanced blend of 15 select aged rums, Appleton Estate […]

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Prime Minister Harris Congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on its 38th Independence Anniversary

Prime Minister Harris Congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on its 38th Independence Anniversary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris extended congratulations to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda in recognition of the country’s attainment of 38 years of Independence on Friday, November 1, 2019. In a letter addressed to Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, the […]

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American Friends of Jamaica Awards $102.9M (JMD) to 33 Charities in Jamaica

American Friends of Jamaica Awards $102.9M (JMD) to 33 Charities in Jamaica

by Derrick Scott NEW YORK – The New York based American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) awarded grants totaling $102.9 million JMD to 33 charities and organizations in Jamaica for the period of April 2018 to March 2019, under its worthy program. According to the President of AFJ Wendy Hart, “we are proud of the grants […]

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49 Haitian Migrants Expelled from St Kitts and Nevis

49 Haitian Migrants Expelled from St Kitts and Nevis

Haitian migrants include three pregnant women and a juvenile  Basseterre, St Kitts – Forty-nine Haitian migrants including three pregnant females, searching for a new lease on life, were expelled from St Kitts and Nevis on Thursday (Oct. 31st) morning, the St Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS) has confirmed. The Haitians who arrived here by […]

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Nahaja Black Gives Commencement Speech at Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy

Nahaja Black Gives Commencement Speech at Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy

NASSAU, Bahamas – Popular Bahamian Talk Show Host Nahaja Black, of the Hit Back with Nahaja Black Radio Show on Star 106.5FM in Nassau, recently gave a very powerful commencement speech for Master Motivator Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy Graduation. Eight persons from corporate Bahamas completed the highly acclaimed 6 Week Public Speaking Training Program, which was […]

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Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Quest for Diaspora Investments

Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Quest for Diaspora Investments

by Silbert Barrett CANADA -The Jamaican Government pride itself on having one of the fasting growing stock markets in the world. But Stock Market growth must be linked to productivity gains and economic growth not just the growth in the foreign exchange rate spread. Think we are overlooking economic fundamentals and instead hyping a stock […]

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National Heroes’ Day, Food For The Poor Leader Honored in Jamaica

National Heroes’ Day, Food For The Poor Leader Honored in Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK – Monday (Oct. 21st) was National Heroes’ Day in Jamaica, and Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood received the Honorary Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for commitment to social welfare in the provision of housing. Nearly a thousand people attended the event, and thousands more watched the ceremony […]

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