U.S. Embassy Kingston Commemorates World AIDS Day 2018

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and commemorate World AIDS Day, the Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), hosted a reception on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Over 100 guests shared in the evening’s proceedings, which served ...
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U.S. Marines Celebrate 243rd Anniversary with Birthday Ball in Kingston

The United States Marines Corps Detachment at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston celebrated the  243rd Anniversary of the Marine Corps, through the Annual Birthday Ball on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Over 200 guests shared in the formal evening event, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.   Speaking as Guest of Honor, the ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston’s College Fair attracts over 2,000 Students

Over 2,000 Jamaican high-school students participated in the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA College Fair, held October 22 -23, 2018 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.  The Fair gave individuals the unique opportunity to engage with US College representatives from approximately 40 American institutions of higher learning.   Speaking at the official opening of the Fair, the Embassy’s ...
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US-JA Partners on Countering Violent Extremist Organizations at Press Avail

U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel, Pablo Alejandro Raggio addressing journalists at press avail on the recently concluded 2018 Countering Violent Extremist Organizations Conference Jamaica’s Chief of Defense Staff Major General Rocky Meade addressing journalists at press avail on the recently concluded 2018 Countering Violent Extremist Organizations Conference U.S. Embassy Kingston, hosted journalists at a ...
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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Our culinary diplomacy selfie competition continues and we want to see your best sweet potato pie! Anyone acquainted with American Southern/Soul food clearly understands that sweet potato pie plays a vital role in the heart of its kitchen. It is often served during the American holiday season, especially at Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sweet potato is also ...
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U.S. Embassy, Kingston Hosts Misty Copeland

Continuing its support of the performing Arts in Jamaica, the Embassy of the United States of America has partnered with the Edna Manley College and Plié for the Arts, to host Misty Copeland; the first African-American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Copeland will be among a 25-member dance delegation, to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Citizens Voters Week: June 27-July 5, 2018

In celebration of Overseas Citizens Voters Week, the U.S. Embassy will host a voter information and registration open house on June 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  If you are a U.S. citizen living in Jamaica and are over the age of 18 (by November 6th this year), please join us for this event! ...
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US Embassies Kingston and Trinidad Tobago Promote Investigative Journalism in the Caribbean

Some of the top editors and media practitioners from the Caribbean and the United States are in Kingston, Jamaica for the largest training program on investigative journalism in the region. The five-day workshop is being hosted by the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC), a Kingston-based organisation dedicated to the development of professional journalists in ...
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U. S. Embassy Kingston Empowers Women

U.S. Embassy Kingston celebrated Women’s’ History Month 2018 through two unique activities which served to promote women and girls’ empowerment! Under the International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme #PressforProgress, the Embassy hosted an exciting Grant Competition and screened the world renowned documentary, Girl Rising . Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Maura Barry-Boyle played a major role in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Jamaican Religious Leaders in Celebration of Religious Freedom Day

Kingston, Tuesday January 16th – U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’ Affaires Eric Khant hosted an interfaith dialogue for approximately 10 prominent Jamaican religious leaders at the Chief of Mission’s Residence. During the dialogue the topic of religious pluralism, tolerance and religion’s role in addressing social issues were discussed. The participants included: Rev. Gary Harriott, General Secretary Jamaica ...
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Deadline Extended: 2018 MLK Photo Contest

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston is excited to announce 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. photo contest.  We invite Jamaican nationals only to submit a photo inspired by Dr. King’s famous 1956 speech – “Facing the Challenge of a new Age.” In the photo, contestants should highlight our interdependence as a people and demonstrate how communities are ...
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Caribbean Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum

The first staging of the Caribbean Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum was launched on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Kingston, Jamaica. The two-day forum is jointly hosted  by the Jamaica Defense Force and the United States Southern Command (US SOUTHCOM). Speaking at the opening ceremony, Sergeant Major Thomas Eggerling, US Marine Corps, (SOUTHCOM), commended the organizers ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Kingston supports Investigative Journalism in Jamaica

American broadcast journalist and former CNN anchor, James “Jim” Clancy, participated in a two-day media tour in Kingston, March 20-21, 2017. This media engagement followed a National Integrity Action (NIA) led, Regional Investigative Journalism and Financial Reporting Workshop in St. Ann, March 17-19, 2017, where Clancy was one of the principal presenters. As a veteran ...
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2016 Human Rights Report

The State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices document the human rights situation in 199 countries and territories around the world.  As mandated by Congress, the U.S. government uses the Human Rights Reports as part of our foreign policy formulation, including our decision making on foreign assistance. The Human Rights Reports are also ...
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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 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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Former U.S. presidents to attend Trump inauguration

Falling in line with tradition, three former presidents plan to attend Donald Trump’s January 20 inauguration as U.S president. For former President Bill and Hillary Clinton, the decision will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she sought. The Clintons announced their decision to attend ...
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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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U.S. Embassy donates J$25 million in equipment to Jamaica Fire Brigade

The U.S. Embassy Kingston, through the Regional Security Office and the Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, held an official handover ceremony of a mobile trailer containing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergency response equipment to the Jamaica Fire Brigade. The handover which was held on the Embassy compound marks the culmination of a four-week Chemical, ...
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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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Large turnout for EducationUSA College Fair 2016

U.S. Embassy, Kingston culminates its annual Education USA College fair today (November 3) at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston. In partnership with the American International School in Kingston and Hillel Academy, 33 U.S. Universities and college representatives are on hand to advise students from across the island on studying in the United States. The ...
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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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EducationUSA College Fair 2016

Jamaican high school students interested in studying in the United States will have an opportunity to explore their options at the U.S. Embassy’s annual College Fair this year. The Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with the American International School in Kingston and Hillel Academy will jointly host College Fair 2016 at the ...
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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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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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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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U.S. Embassy, Kingston supports Jamaica’s Border Security

Representatives from several agencies and departments within Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security recently wrapped up a five-day training session on emerging trends in terrorism. Participants included members of staff from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and Jamaica Customs. This five-day, in-country course sponsored and facilitated by the U.S. State ...
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Voting Message! U.S. Elections 2016

Steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston, Usain Bolt among local partners in support of HeForShe

U.S. Embassy Kingston to launch new website in August! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. Check it out below!
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