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Jamaica’s Ambassador, Audrey P. Marks’ Christmas Message 2021

Jamaica’s Ambassador, Audrey P. Marks’ Christmas Message 2021

Christmas Message 2021 Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks  Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS)   [WASHINGTON, DC] – As we celebrate the Christmas season, it is a delightful privilege to bring warm holiday greetings to all Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica, as well as our partners in the […]

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Wilson Introduces HELP ACT to Extend Economic Support for Haiti

Wilson Introduces HELP ACT to Extend Economic Support for Haiti

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congresswomen Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) and María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) have introduced legislation to reauthorize the Haitian Hemisphere Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act and the Haitian Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced in the Senate by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would ensure […]

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The World Bank Country Director Pledges Increased Support for Haiti

The World Bank Country Director Pledges Increased Support for Haiti

[PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti] – The World Bank’s Country Director for the Caribbean, Lilia Burunciuc, recently concluded a five-day visit to Haiti. She was accompanied by Robert Taliercio, the Regional Director of the Global Practice Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI). Plus, members of the team working in Haiti, including the Country Manager, Laurent Msellati. […]

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Jamaica’s PM Urges Speeding Up Investment in the Markets and Jobs of Tomorrow

Jamaica’s PM Urges Speeding Up Investment in the Markets and Jobs of Tomorrow

[WASHINGTON, DC] –  To get our fair share of the new digital economy jobs, “we must accelerate our investments in the markets and jobs of tomorrow. In order to remain relevant and compete in the 21st century global economy, we have to fundamentally transform ourselves.” Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, gave that charge to the […]

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Two Outstanding Trinidadians Take The Stage at the Upcoming “She Thrives” Women’s Empowerment (Virtual) Conference

Two Outstanding Trinidadians Take The Stage at the Upcoming “She Thrives” Women’s Empowerment (Virtual) Conference

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – On Saturday December 11 & Sunday, December 12, 2021, PROEVENTS JAMAICA will be hosting its Inaugural SHE THRIVES WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (Virtual) CONFERENCE, under the theme, “Thriving through Crisis; Empowered for Change”. The conference has been curated to empower women within the Caribbean to pivot successfully through the challenges of these uncertain times. […]

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Rastafari in The 20th Century: What Life Has Taught I & I Sheds New Light on the Culture

Rastafari in The 20th Century: What Life Has Taught I & I Sheds New Light on the Culture

by Howard Campbell [SOUTH FLORIDA] – Not many schoolchildren were aware about Rasta and black conscious leaders in the post-colonial Jamaica era Priest Douglas Smith and Ras I Jabulani Tafari grew up in. Though there have been attempts by the Jamaican government to introduce the history and message of people like Marcus Garvey in schools, […]

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Bartlett Elected New Chair of OAS Inter-American Committee on Tourism

Bartlett Elected New Chair of OAS Inter-American Committee on Tourism

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was elected by acclamation as the new Chairman of the esteemed Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR), during a meeting of the Integral Council for Development (CIDI) yesterday. “I am very happy to have been chosen for this very important role. It […]

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Receive US$40Million for Volcano Recovery

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Receive US$40Million for Volcano Recovery

[WASHINGTON, DC] – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today US$40 million for the Volcanic Eruption Emergency Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The project is also financed by a US$2 million grant from the European Union’s Caribbean Regional Resilience Building Facility, managed by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction […]

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Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre Fast Track Digital Transformation

Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre Fast Track Digital Transformation

[PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad] – Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC) announced their partnership to develop and implement strategic solutions that advance digital and financial inclusion by supporting fintech companies on the island. This agreement between Mastercard and TTIFC will accelerate digitalization. Through this partnership, Mastercard will leverage its global technology platforms, […]

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Jamaican Shipping Giant Harriat Maragh Lauded at the 2021 Anchor Awards

Jamaican Shipping Giant Harriat Maragh Lauded at the 2021 Anchor Awards

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – As a leading destination in the Caribbean cruise sector, Jamaica took center stage at the prestigious American Caribbean Maritime Foundation 2021 Anchor Awards with Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett delivering a keynote speech highlighting the event’s featured honoree, the late Harriat Pershad Maragh, Chairman/CEO of The Lannaman & Morris Group of […]

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