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UWI to Offer Graduate Courses In Disaster Risk Management

UWI to Offer Graduate Courses In Disaster Risk Management

UWI Moves to Enhance the Region’s Capacity for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Kingston, Jamaica – As the Caribbean enters the official 2018 hurricane season, the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) at the University of the West Indies is set to pilot the first of two courses as part of a new online Disaster Risk Management graduate […]

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Five Jamaican Schools Supported by Atlanta-Based Integrity Children’s Fund

Five Jamaican Schools Supported by Atlanta-Based Integrity Children’s Fund

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-based Integrity Children’s Fund (ICF) has contributed over US$700,000 to support five educational institutions in Jamaica, since its inception over sixteen years ago. According to its president and founder, the retired Major Karl Chambers, the five organizations that have benefitted are the Jones Town Learning Center; Operation Restoration Christian School in Western […]

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More Engagement Needed Between CARICOM and Caribbean Diaspora in U.S.

More Engagement Needed Between CARICOM and Caribbean Diaspora in U.S.

Washington, DC– Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Dr. Riyad Insanally has suggested that there be a more structured process of engagement between the Caribbean Diplomatic Caucus  in Washington DC and the Caribbean diaspora to ensure that efforts to advance the cause of the region and its people are well defined and co-ordinated. In this […]

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Tourism Crisis Management Centre to open in Jamaica, Sept. 2018

Tourism Crisis Management Centre to open in Jamaica, Sept. 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says the Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management is expected to be operational in September of this year, with an official launch scheduled for January 2019, during the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The Centre, which will be […]

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JN Forum to Address Crime in Jamaica with Diaspora in Toronto & NY

JN Forum to Address Crime in Jamaica with Diaspora in Toronto & NY

Jamaica’s Police Commissioner is featured guest speaker at JN Forum: Outlook for the Future KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaicans in New York and Toronto, Canada will be briefed on the status of crime in Jamaica by Jamaican Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson. The Police Commissioner will be the main speaker for The Jamaica National Group’s Outlook […]

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Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

By Derrick Scott NEW YORK – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Ministry is looking to increase engagement with the diaspora in the areas of science, technology and innovation (STI). “I don’t think we have actively engaged this resource pool. I want to see this change, and […]

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Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

HUD Deputy Secretary Patenaude Travels to USVI to Hear Progress Report from Mapp Administration ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The comprehensive upgrade of the Territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting […]

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Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week – June 21st – 22nd in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington, DC based  Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, will convene a delegation of Caribbean American community leaders from around the US at the 20th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Briefing and Advocacy […]

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Key Recommendations Emerge from Resilience Planning Workshops in OECS Countries

Key Recommendations Emerge from Resilience Planning Workshops in OECS Countries

MIAMI – Planning ahead for nothing less than a category five (5) hurricane; improved and more timely communication amongst stakeholders and putting in place arrangements to take better care of the families of essential workers during an emergency are among the key recommendations emerging from resilience planning workshops held last week in Antigua and Barbuda, […]

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Great Time for Diaspora to Invest in Jamaica

Great Time for Diaspora to Invest in Jamaica

SOUTH FLORIDA – Extolling the economic stability which Jamaica is now experiencing, Curtis Martin, interim managing director, JN Bank, says Jamaicans in the Diaspora should prepare to increase their investment in the economy, especially as the government makes good on bonds it issued under two debt swaps in the past decade. “We estimate that the government may […]

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