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Latin America and the Caribbean Must Seek to Contain the Costs from COVID-19 While Waiting for a Vaccine

Latin America and the Caribbean Must Seek to Contain the Costs from COVID-19 While Waiting for a Vaccine

WASHINGTON — Latin America and Caribbean is the region hardest hit by the COVID-19 Pandemic, casting a spotlight on the need to protect the population while putting economies back on track. This will require a combination of public health measures and economic management, according to a new World Bank Report. The economies of the region […]

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Digicel Jamaica Goes Global With Virtual 5K for Special Needs

Digicel Jamaica Goes Global With Virtual 5K for Special Needs

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Taking the usual fun and excitement from the streets of Downtown Kingston to the world, the annual Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs is going virtual this year. The Digicel Jamaica Foundation is continuing its annual tradition of raising funds for Jamaica’s Special Needs community and promoting healthy lifestyles, while adapting to […]

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GeoTechVision’s Valrie Grant of Jamaica Wins Prestigious 2020 WE Empower Award

GeoTechVision’s Valrie Grant of Jamaica Wins Prestigious 2020 WE Empower Award

Tech Entrepreneur Rewarded for Digital Tablets Programme for Underserved Students across the Caribbean. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican geospatial scientist and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Jamaica, Valrie Grant, has won the 2020 WE Empower UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge 2020 Award. The award includes a grant of US$20,000.00 towards her company’s Student Digital Citizenship Programme and EduTechAid […]

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Quotable Caribbean – October 5, 2020

Quotable Caribbean – October 5, 2020

“This decision (to cancel Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2021) I know would have serious economic knock-on effects, things that we would lose in terms of the economy but by the same token, we can’t hope to gain on that swing and die on the merry-go-round.” – Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago   “We […]

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Howard University’s Jamaican Alumni HUes of BLUE Scholarship Fundraiser Oct. 10

Howard University’s Jamaican Alumni HUes of BLUE Scholarship Fundraiser Oct. 10

by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaican students at Howard University are to benefit from the second annual HUes of BLUE scholarship fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020. The Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN, or J-1) benefit event will be going virtual this year, featuring performances by reggae artistes Agent Sasco, Chris Martin, Etana, […]

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In praise of Stephen Greenslade, an Outstanding Bahamian

In praise of Stephen Greenslade, an Outstanding Bahamian

by Mark Anthony Disraeli  Paradise Island, Bahamas – I write today about an outstanding Bahamian, in the person of Stephen George Greenslade, the CEO of ICS Security (Bahamas) Ltd. one of the premier security firms in the Bahamas today. I have known Stephen since his days on the Royal Bahamas Police Force where he was […]

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Jamaica Diaspora Alumni Chapter Support for Holy Childhood Students

Jamaica Diaspora Alumni Chapter Support for Holy Childhood Students

  SOUTH FLORIDA – A shipment of Computer equipment totaling $15,000 has been donated to Holy Childhood High School in Kingston (Jamaica) by the Holy Childhood High School International Alumni Association for the institution’s Virtual learning curriculum. The shipment of computers, desktops, tablets and projectors will be shipped by Food For The Poor. On hand […]

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Jamaica’s Ambassador Audrey Marks Assumes Presidency of OAS Permanent Council

Jamaica’s Ambassador Audrey Marks Assumes Presidency of OAS Permanent Council

Ambassador Marks says fight against COVID-19 is Priority WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica assumes Chair of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Permanent Council in Washington DC, following a virtual handing over ceremony which saw Jamaica’s Permanent representative to the Organization of American States H.E Ambassador Audrey Marks assuming the Chair of the Organization for the […]

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Caribbean Nationals Urged to Get Counted in the U.S. Census

Caribbean Nationals Urged to Get Counted in the U.S. Census

WASHINGTON, DC– Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks has made a call for Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Green card holders, as well as Caribbean Americans in the diaspora to participate in the 2020 Census as part the continued efforts to recognize the Caribbean diaspora as a productive and energized demographic within as the USA. […]

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37 Students Receive Scholarships, Tablet From JN Money

37 Students Receive Scholarships, Tablet From JN Money

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Some 18 students were presented with scholarships and tablets at the JN Money offices recently, as part of the JN Money Support A Dream back-to-school promotion, which ran from July 27 to September 7. JN Money to Give Scholarships, Tablets to Students in Jamaica During the promotional period, JN Money customers who […]

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