Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region

Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference May 6-11, 2018 Bahamas | Barbados | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Jamaica | Trinidad & Tobago The 2018 Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore six markets in the Caribbean Region! Hosted in Miami, FL, the U.S. Commercial Service’s Trade Americas – Business ...
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A power solution for all Jamaicans

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, US Embassy Jamaica representatives joined members from Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), University of Technology, and the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology to celebrate the 207th readyboard installed in the Majesty Garden community. USAID/Jamaica, in partnership with JPS and JSIF, launched the Readyboard Electrification Demonstration (RED) ...
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Broadcast Licensing & Enforcement Seminar

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Kingston are hosting a CARICOM-United States Public-Private Sector Stakeholder Seminar and Dialogue on Broadcast Licensing and Enforcement Seminar.  The two-day seminar, June 21-22, is exploring a gamut of topics including the legal framework for content and signal licensing, business considerations in the US and ...
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YLAI – Creating Unique Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, in collaboration with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, and Meridian International Center hosted the “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship”. The event served to examine unique challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, and encourage growth and collaboration outside of the region. Over ...
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Jamaican Youth Gain Skills to become Entrepreneurs

A hybrid training facility and social enterprise is perhaps the only one of its kind on the island of Jamaica. Here, busy young men in blue jumpsuits are learning skills that will help them to build successful businesses and overcome economic disadvantages. They are learning skills like recycling glass bottles into ceramic tiles with machines they ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston resumes Authorization Process For Firearm Export Licenses

The State Department, in consultation with the U.S. Embassy Kingston, has resumed the authorization process for firearm export licenses, considering each case on its merits. Exports bound for Jamaican security forces have not been delayed at any point. The U.S. Embassy is working with the Ministry of National Security and the Firearm Licensing Authority to ...
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U.S. Embassy turns Spotlight on Corruption at Roundtable Series

The U.S. Embassy, Kingston in partnership with the Department of Government at the UWI, Mona recently hosted the final in a series of Anti-Corruption Roundtable under the theme: ‘Corruption: Enemy to Economic Growth and Development’. The three-day event was held in Montego Bay, Mandeville and Kingston with a focus on Corruption and Youth; Political Corruption ...
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USAID announces first award under Clean Energy Finance Facility

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the first grant through the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA), to help develop a 37 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Jamaica’s Westmoreland Parish. CEFF-CCA will provide support to Rekamniar Capital Limited, the project developer, to partner with independent power producer ...
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USTDA advances energy efficiency in Jamaica

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Jamaica’s National Water Commission (NWC) , a utility responsible for providing water and wastewater services. The grant will provide technical assistance to examine energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities at seven NWC facilities.  For each of the targeted facilities, the technical assistance will develop detailed ...
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