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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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Independence message from Ambassador of Jamaica to the USA

Independence message from Ambassador of Jamaica to the USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independence message from Ambassador of Jamaica to the USA, Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks: My fellow Jamaicans, This year, as we celebrate our Emerald anniversary commemorating Jamaica’s 55th year of Independence under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaicans at home and abroad,” we are reminded that as a people with a noble heritage, we […]

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Quotable Caribbean – August 6, 2017

Quotable Caribbean – August 6, 2017

“The world is becoming smaller, in the way we all think about it. Millennials think nothing about getting on a plane and going to Europe for the weekend. … so, as the world becomes smaller, smaller airports have a great opportunity to raise their flag and be recognized as a great place to go.” – Kim […]

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Jamaican Diaspora commends Social Enterprises

Jamaican Diaspora commends Social Enterprises

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Delegates attending the recently concluded Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference were impressed by the work of three social enterprises being nurtured by the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), a project of the JN Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Jamaican delegates who reside in the United Kingdom, United States […]

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Jamaica developing castor oil industry for exports and investments

Jamaica developing castor oil industry for exports and investments

Kingston, Jamaica – Following the launch of its research project on opportunities for the Castor bean; and consultations with castor growers and processors last year, The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is executing a long-term strategy for the development of the castor industry for exports and investments. The Agency will be hosting capacity building initiatives, business matchmaking […]

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Jamaica, A Pilgrimage for Pan African Leaders

Jamaica, A Pilgrimage for Pan African Leaders

Ocho Rios, Jamaica – A team of three Pan African Federalists will be heading to Jamaica to take part in the production of the annual Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey Lecture and Concert on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in celebration of the birthday of Jamaica’s first national hero. The team consists of Brother Joomaay Faye, Deputy […]

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Jamaican Diaspora participates in historic closing bell ceremony at Jamaican Stock Exchange

Jamaican Diaspora participates in historic closing bell ceremony at Jamaican Stock Exchange

KINGSTON, Jamaica – On July 26th, 2017, under the theme of Partnership for Growth, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (“JSE”) welcomed delegates from the 7th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference for the first ever Closing Bell Ceremony at the 49 year old institution on Harbour Street. The event marked a milestone in encouraging an unprecedented number of […]

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Jamaican Diaspora volunteers make an indelible mark in Treasure Beach

Jamaican Diaspora volunteers make an indelible mark in Treasure Beach

ST. ELIZABETH, Jamaica – On July 27th, 2017, the designated Diaspora Day of Service across Jamaica, the Treasure Beach community welcomed attendees of the 7th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference for an entire weekend of service and fun. Volunteers – conference attendees, their friends from overseas, Jamaicans from other communities and local residents – worked together […]

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