U.S. Embassy donates equipment in support of anti-corruption fight

On June 19, 2017, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) hosted the official handover ceremony of fifty computers and related equipment, donated by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section, of the United States Embassy, Kingston. Valued at approximately US$80,000, the items include computer desks and chairs, fireproof cabinets, scanners, projectors and printers. ...
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“Combating Crime in an Interconnected World”

On June 15-16, 2017, the governments of Jamaica, the United States, the U.K., Colombia, Canada, and the EU hosted a transnational security summit in Kingston.  Keynote speakers included Prime Minister The Most Honorable Andrew Holness, former New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and former Chief of the Colombian National Police General Rosso José Serrano. ...
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Lt Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo Lauds US-Jamaica Partnership at JDF Change of Command Ceremony

The Military Deputy Commander of the United States Southern Command, LTG DiSalvo conveys his personal congratulations to Major General Rocky Meade on his appointment as the new Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). LTG DiSalvo was the senior United States military representative at the JDF Change of Command Ceremony on the ...
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U.S Embassy hosts Election Night Watch Party

Ambassador Luis G. Moreno hosted guests at the themed, Election Night Watch party 2016 to celebrate U.S. democracy on the rooftop of Digicel Headquarters in downtown Kingston. The over 150 attendees included members of the diplomatic corps, Government ministers and opposition, the business community and the media. Ambassador Moreno told the guests that this was indeed ...
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Jamaican Fugitive Apprehension

In the early morning hours of November 6th, members of JCF”s Jamaica Fugitive Apprehension Team (JFAT) and the Major Organized Crime Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) apprehended Lavrick Willocks in Kingston. Mr. Willocks is the key figure in the 14-person federal indictment in North Dakota targeting lottery scammers. The United States has requested the extradition of Mr. ...
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Partners in action, Partners for hope, Partners for prosperity

On Wednesday, October 19, the U.S. Government partnered with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) in packing and transporting well-needed supplies to Haiti. United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno was on hand to give his support to this very timely mission. The supplies which include bottled water, toiletries and infant supplies will contribute to ...
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U.S. Embassy donates non-lethal equipment to JCF

The U.S. Embassy through the office of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) yesterday handed over 3,500 non-lethal kits to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) under the Less than Lethal Force Project. The project will provide equipment and training to 7,000 front-line JCF officers in order to reduce incidents of citizen ...
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U.S. Embassy bids farewell to Consul General Michael Schimmel

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno hosted a farewell reception in honor of outgoing Consul General Michael Schimmel, who departed this summer after serving three years at Embassy Kingston and over 30 years in the Foreign Service. Over 100 guests attended the reception to bid farewell to the “visa man” based on the close ...
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Ambassador attends Cayman Independence Reception

On August 18, 2016, United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno visited the Cayman Islands for outreach to Americans and other U.S. interests. The visit was also used to celebrate the US’ 240th Anniversary of Independence. While in the Caymans, Ambassador Moreno paid a courtesy call to Premier The Honourable Alden McLaughlin. Moreno and McLaughlin ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates 240 years Texas Style

On Monday July 4th The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston celebrated the 240th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, on the East Lawn of the historic and iconic Devon House. The evening of splendor was characterized by Texan hats and Tex-Mex Cuisine amidst a sea of red, white and blue.  ...
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