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Jamaicans in the U.S. Celebrate 59th Independence Anniversary

Jamaicans in the U.S. Celebrate 59th Independence Anniversary

[WASHINGTON, DC] –  Scores of Jamaicans joined the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. by teleconference on Sunday August 1, to commemorate the 183 anniversary of the freedom of enslaved African in the British Commonwealth as well as the 59th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. In response to the Government’s call to “Come Mek We Celebrate […]

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H&L Extends Shop For Good Programme To 2022

H&L Extends Shop For Good Programme To 2022

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – H&L has announced that it will extend its Shop for Good programme supporting Food For The Poor (FFP) through to December 2022. Since July 2020, 1% of sales at hardwareandlumber.com has been donated to the charity to support its mission to provide life-saving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise […]

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The Best 7 Motivational and Inspirational Quotations by Werley Nortreus

The Best 7 Motivational and Inspirational Quotations by Werley Nortreus

[PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti] –  Werley Nortreus is known as a leader, philosopher, intellectual, musical artist, author, entrepreneur, and politician who was born and raised in Haiti. He is also known as the founder of Vanyan Sòlda Ayiti, Haitians Lives Matter, and Werley Nortreus Ministries. He speaks to millions through his quotes, speeches, and books. […]

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US Congresswoman Jackson-Lee Calms Fears of DACA Caribbean Applicants

US Congresswoman Jackson-Lee Calms Fears of DACA Caribbean Applicants

[Washington, DC]  – United States Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, has sought to allay the fears of over eight thousand DACA-eligible Caribbean immigrants that persons who have already applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme will not be affected by the recent the Texas Federal  Court ruling. On July 16, a federal judge […]

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Supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the Backbone of Caribbean Economies

Supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the Backbone of Caribbean Economies

By Deodat Maharaj The United Nations commemorated Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) day on 27th June. This day dedicated to MSMEs is to recognise their contribution to the global economy.  There is indeed a clear reason for doing so.  The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reports that MSMEs account for more than […]

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World Bank Catastrophe Bond Provides Jamaica $185 Million in Storm Protection

World Bank Catastrophe Bond Provides Jamaica $185 Million in Storm Protection

[WASHINGTON, DC] –  The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US$185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023. Catastrophe Bond The government of Jamaica is the […]

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Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks to Feature Jamaican Diaspora Technology Innovators

Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks to Feature Jamaican Diaspora Technology Innovators

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] –  Using technology to drive Jamaica’s development will take center stage at the upcoming monthly town hall meeting with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks. This month’s Let’s Connect will take place on Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT. The event is being held in collaboration with the ‘Jamgooglers.’ The […]

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Global Resilience Centres in Jamaica and Kenya Sign MOU

Global Resilience Centres in Jamaica and Kenya Sign MOU

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and Chairman of the GTRCMC – Eastern Africa, Hon. Najib Balala  signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday, July 16.  The MOU […]

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Samuda pledges to Grow Jamaica’s Overseas Employment Programme

Samuda pledges to Grow Jamaica’s Overseas Employment Programme

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda has pledged to grow the Jamaica Overseas Employment Programme to 30,000 participants over the next four years. Each year, approximately 7,000 Jamaicans participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security led programme. They include the H-2A (Agricultural) and H-2B (Hospitality) visas. […]

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Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Urge Biden Admin. to Support Haitian Community Amid Ongoing Political Crisis

Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Urge Biden Admin. to Support Haitian Community Amid Ongoing Political Crisis

[ORLANDO] –  Today, House Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Val Demings (FL-10), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), and Andy Levin (MI-09) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling on him to take a series of steps to support the Haitian diaspora amid ongoing political turmoil in Haiti. The […]

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