Eight Young Jamaican Entrepreneurs Participate in YLAI 2018

The YLAI Fellowship Professional Program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in September 2018 to collaborate with counterparts in businesses and organizations in 20 cities across the United States. Through this exchange, Fellows will advance their entrepreneurial ventures and build leadership skills to effectively ...
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Jamaican Museum Receives Prestigious U.S. Grant Award

The Indian, African and Caribbean (INAFCA) Museum at the Mico University College is Jamaica’s 2018 recipient of the (U.S.) Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The INAFCA Museum with its project entitled – “Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections at the Indian, African, and Caribbean (INAFCA) Museum” received a grant award of USD$100,000.00, to assist ...
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

“This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal ...
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New All-Cargo Rights Added to U.S.-Jamaica Air Transport Agreement

On May 10, 2018, U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires Eric Khant and Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague signed an agreement to amend the U.S.-Jamaica Air Transport Agreement of 2008 to include seventh-freedom rights for all-cargo operations, effective as of the date of signing. Seventh-freedom rights permit flights between a second and third country ...
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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 Supports Jamaica’s Fisheries

The U.S. Embassy has partnered with the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Port Royal Marine Lab (PRML) on a one-year sustainable fisheries education project.  Thousands of Jamaicans depend on fishing for their livelihood, but practices such as overfishing and misuse of equipment can negatively affect fish stocks.  The project, funded through a grant from ...
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Statement on 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

We are a nation founded on the belief that every person is endowed with inalienable rights. Promoting and defending these rights is central to who we are as a country. The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. ...
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Sec. Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, ...
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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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President Trump on National Security Strategy for a New Era

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens – to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” –  The publication of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is a milestone for any presidency. A statutorily mandated document, the NSS explains to the American people, U.S. ...
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The U.S. Department of State announced today the partners for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. contingent to the summit, which will focus on the theme of “Women First, Prosperity ...
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US Mission to Jamaica Supports Caribbean Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma

On September 12th, eight specially equipped cargo and utility helicopters transporting over 75 personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps assigned to U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) were deployed in two waves to Montego Bay and Kingston, while en route to Puerto Rico where they will stage with other U.S. forces to form a ...
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U.S. Government donates $12 million in Medical Supplies to Cornwall Regional Hospital

On Friday, August 25, 2017 the United States Government officially presented J$12 million in medical supplies to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. The ceremony was held at the Jamaica Defense Force Air Wing. Chargé d’Affaires Eric Khant formally delivered the items to Minister of Health, Dr. the Honorable Christopher Tufton, who was accompanied by Chief Executive ...
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2016 International Religious Freedom Report

From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom… [W]e pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow – one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their ...
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U.S. and India to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, November 28-30

The United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India.  Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the United States’ delegation to the Summit, which will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. President Donald J. Trump announced the Summit during the visit of ...
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United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners.  Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a ...
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Eight Jamaican Lottery Scammers Extradited

On April 26, 2017, the governments of Jamaica and the United States extradited eight Jamaicans to face federal charges related to the international lottery scheme. The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota has indicted them for an alleged conspiracy to defraud tens of millions of dollars (US) from America’s most vulnerable citizens, primarily elderly victims living ...
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Are you a young entrepreneur or civil society leader? Join the YLAI Professional Fellows Program!

Great News! The program has been extended until April 28.  The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Jamaica to take part in five weeks of training focused on commercial and social entrepreneurship in October and November ...
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After Jamaican School Assesses Reading Skills, Attendance Soars

  In the isolated, serene hills of St. James on Jamaica’s west end sits the quaint little school of Retrieve Primary. The school hosts a total of approximately 120 students from grades 1 to 6. But until 2010, only 30 students attended the school. Former principal Yvonne Hardy remembers what it was like when she ...
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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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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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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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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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International Education Week: Promoting educational exchange around the world

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC From November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), encouraging Americans and international students alike to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately to see themselves as actors in ...
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U.S. Co-host the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

On October 18, the United States, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), and the Dominican Republic jointly hosted the Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) launched by President Obama in 2009. The Dialogue brought together senior representatives from the Caribbean states, the United States, and ...
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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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President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry Mark the Fifteenth Anniversary of September 11th

Repost from DipNote. Today President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marked fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Speaking on behalf of the State Department, Secretary Kerry said, “the men and women of the U.S. Department of State join with our fellow citizens and ...
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First Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Program

The White House has announced the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean. The inaugural YLAI class brings 250 promising young business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America ...
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Statement on President Obama’s Trip to China and Laos

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama will travel to China and Laos September 2-9, 2016.  This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the G-20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation as well as the U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific. In China, the ...
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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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Jamaican youth to visit U.S on cultural exchange

U.S. Embassy Kingston hosted a Youth Ambassadors Pre-Departure and Orientation Session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  Young people ages 15-18 years, representing various secondary institutions across the island will participate in a three-week cultural exchange program in the United States. The students and mentors, who were selected by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, will ...
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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 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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Ambassador Moreno hosts farewell reception for DCM Martinez

United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno hosted a delightful farewell reception on June 29, in honor of U.S. Embassy Kingston’s former Deputy Chief of Mission, Elizabeth Lee Martinez and her husband Don Pohlman. Ambassador Moreno praised Ms. Martinez for her distinguished performance in leading various aspects of the U.S. Mission’s operations in Kingston. He used ...
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U.S. Embassy supports JA’s maritime security efforts

United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno and Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Luis E. Arreaga participated in a boat handover ceremony at the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters. The two boats will be used by the JDF coast guard in support of counter narcotics operations. Like our Facebook page: US Embassy Jamaica Follow us on Twitter: ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit begins today

2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT, JUNE 22-24 The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) begins June 22 to 24 in Silicon Valley, California. The Summit will focus on putting innovating global entrepreneurs together with those who can help transform dreams into reality. This is the 7th year of the event previously hosted by the United States and the governments of ...
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Jamaica bids farewell to USAID Mission Director

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked with the Government and people of Jamaica since 1953 to: • Promote greater transparency and good governance practices; • Foster Jamaican participation in regional security; strengthening basic education; • Reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS; • Promote economic prosperity; and • Decrease vulnerability to climate change ...
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Partnership Against Child Abuse

The Embassy of the United States of America is thrilled to have partnered with Jamaica’s Child Development Agency (CDA) in hosting noted American pediatrician, researcher and TEDMED Speaker Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris – June 13-15, 2016. Dr. Burke Harris is a leading proponent of the nexus between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and their negative effects on ...
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U.S.-Jamaican Exchange Tackles Human Trafficking

Twelve Jamaicans from across government, civil society, and the church recently returned from a three-week International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), which explored how the United States’ law enforcement and legislative institutions tackle human trafficking. In describing this and other U.S. Government exchanges, Joshua Polacheck, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy said, “Professional exchanges ...
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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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Esther Pinnock – A Strong Social Advocate

Jamaica’s youth continue to make significant strides through professional and educational exchanges in the United States.  Esther Pinnock is the most recent returnee from the Atlas Corps Program, where she served as an Atlas Corps Fellow with primary responsibility for communications engagement. Esther was one of 22 participants from various countries across the world including ...
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U.S.-Caribbean and Central American Energy Summit

Secretary John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden attended the recently concluded U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington, D.C., May 3-4, 2016. The Summit, which saw heads of government, energy ministers, representatives from multilateral development banks, the private sector, and other international partners gathered together to discuss the work of the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Security ...
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Peace Corps Welcomes Group 87

On March 15, 2016, Peace Corps Jamaica hosted a welcome reception for the 87th group of Americans to serve as volunteers in Jamaica. Their arrival continues the partnership between the governments of the United States and Jamaica first established through a signed agreement on February 22, 1962. The incoming trainees will participate in approximately eleven ...
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J’cans participate in U.S. State Dept sponsored Sub-regional program “Combating Corruption”

Recognized in their fields as emerging leaders in areas of law enforcement and governance, Omar Cover, Jamaican Defense Force, Cecile Maragh, Senior Director, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Andrew Wildes, Legal Officer, Ministry of Finance and Planning, participated in a U.S. State Department sponsored International Visitor Leader Program (IVLP), themed “Combatting Corruption”. The IVLP, ...
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Justice Vivene Harris equipped with knowledge on Children in the U.S. Justice System

She’s easily one of the most affable Jamaican Supreme Court Judges you’ll ever come across. However, that is not to be confused with her legislative aptitude and solid belief in impartiality.  Justice Vivene Harris is now officially a U.S. Embassy alumna who recently returned from a three week multi-regional project/professional exchange, sponsored by the U.S. ...
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Fantasia for Blues on the Green 2016

The United States Embassy in Kingston will this year host the Grammy-Award winning, Queen of #RockSoul Fantasia for Blues on The Green. With hits such as I Believe,When I See You and Truth Is, Fantasia’s performance promises to celebrate the beauty and depth of African Americans’ positive contribution to all facets of American society and ...
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Jamaica’s Ricardo Allen for Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

  Driven, is the word which fully defines Ricardo Allen, Jamaica’s participant in the Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), who was selected by the U.S. Department of State.  President Barack Obama announced YLAI during his historic visit to Jamaica in April 2015.  This pilot program of the Initiative will send 23 young professionals ...
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Jamaica increases its Presence among White House Emerging Global Leaders

With a ready smile and an easy and elegant demeanor, Anna- Kim Robinson exudes confidence, as she moves into a unique U.S. Embassy-sponsored opportunity which will enhance her contribution to Jamaica’s non-profit/development sector. Anna-Kim is one of Jamaica’s recipients of the prestigious White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps (“EGLI-Atlas Corps”) Fellowship. The program brings ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Woman Inc.

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno hosted a reception on November 13, to highlight the important work being done by Woman Inc. across the island. Woman Inc. addresses the needs of victims of rape, incest and domestic violence, assists victims of human-trafficking and supports persons living with HIV/AIDS. In his remarks Ambassador Moreno ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Operation Clean Sweep

To promote best practices for proper waste management and recycling mechanisms, the United States Embassy partnered with Environmental Consultant/Project Director Stephen Newland to host a two-day workshop series called ‘Operation Clean Sweep’. Carried out by Newland in partnership with USAID’s Community Empowerment and Transformation Project (Comet II) to address climate change issues, the workshops were held from ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the United States Embassy hosted and participated in various events that highlighted the important role that entrepreneurship plays in nations’ economic and social development. This week’s events support President Obama’s goal to elevate entrepreneurship on the global agenda and inspire new generations of innovators to choose entrepreneurship as ...
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U.S. Government Signs Agreement with Ministry of National Security

Today, United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno and Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) Assistant Director, Matthew Albence, participated in a signing ceremony for the Criminal History Information Sharing (CHIS) memorandum of cooperation. The memorandum which was officially signed by Minister Bunting and AD ...
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Dialogues between Democracies

Dialogues between Democracies: The Future of U.S.-Jamaica Bilateral Relations, that’s the theme of a forward thinking project-partnership between the United States Embassy in Kingston and the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI). The Embassy recently issued a grant-award to CaPRI to undertake this project, which aims to advance policy discussions between Jamaica and the United States, ...
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U.S. Embassy to host College Fair 2015

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 College Fair, to be held October 20-21, 2015. The College Fair is organized by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in partnership with The Hillel Academy and the American International School in Kingston ...
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U.S. Embassy continues Strong Partnership with Jamaica’s Security Forces through Training

Last week, the U.S. Embassy Kingston’s Regional Security office completed another in a series of trainings for Jamaica’s law enforcement and security personnel. The five-day course trained the participants on the principles and processes used to lead investigations of terrorist incidents.  With their training,  the officers will be better equipped to protect public safety and ...
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U.S. Embassy provides Unique Professional Exchange Opportunity

The United States Embassy in Kingston with support from the U.S. State Department continues to provide unique opportunities for growth and professional exchange for many across the island.  One of Jamaica’s most recent program beneficiaries is Alecia Maragh, a 2015 recipient of the Atlas Corps Fellowship, a signature exchange program which forms part of Atlas ...
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Celebrating International Youth Day

International Youth Day brings youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrates the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. August 12 was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as ...
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Museums Connect Exchange

U.S. Department of State & The American Alliance of Museums Announce the 2015 Museums Connect Exhange 15 Global Partners Create Museum-Based Youth Exchanges Focused on Environmental and Social Change Museums Connect, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded ...
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Secretary Kerry on Jamaica’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Jamaica as you celebrate 53 years of independence this August 6. This year has been an historic time of bilateral and regional engagement. President Obama’s visit to Jamaica generated great momentum in our joint ...
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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30 marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2015. Each year, USAID publicly declares its commitment to end #humantrafficking and support victims and survivors around the globe. According to International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates, 20.9 million people are currently trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women, and children all fall into the hands of traffickers ...
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Ambassador Moreno visits Cayman

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno made his first official visit to the Cayman Islands, July 9-10, 2015. While there, the Ambassador met with several Government officials including, Acting Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon., Chief Justice Anthony Smellie and Minister with responsibility for  Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure (PLAH&I), Hon. D. Kurt ...
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Embassy preps Jamaican students on Study in the U.S.

As hundreds of Jamaicans prepare for studies at various American colleges/universities, the U.S. Embassy through its Education USA office hosted a pre-departure orientation session on July 15th to equip students for this transition. The seminar provided useful tips on how to adjust to a new environment and briefed participants on a raft of other topics including academic ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston Celebrates 4th of July in Style

Over 400 guests attended the United States Embassy’s 4th of July Celebrations, hosted by US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno and Mrs. Gloria Moreno.  The event was held at the Ambassador’s official residence and was attended by several senior Government of Jamaica officials, members of the Opposition, business leaders and Non-Governmental/Civil Society Representatives. In ...
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U.S. and Jamaica Partner on Renewable Energy

Thursday, July 9, 2015, was the ground breaking of the U.S. state Department’s, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, financing of $47 million construction, and operation of WRB’s Content Solar renewable energy farm, in Content District, Clarendon, Jamaica. This is the second renewable energy project receiving OPIC financing this year – BMR Energy Wind Farm received $43 ...
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U.S. and Jamaica Partner on Environmental Fund

United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno and Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill,  on Friday, June 26, 2015 signed an agreement to effect the merger of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) and the Jamaica Protected Areas Trust (JPAT)/ Forest Conservation Fund (FCF). The merger will  facilitate approximately J$700 million dollars in ...
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OPIC supports 20 MW J’can Solar Energy Facility

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 megawatt grid-connected solar photo voltaic facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB). WRB will be the ...
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A ‘Continuing Promise’

U.S. Embassy, Kingston bids farewell to the United States Naval Ship, ‘Comfort’ which visited the island from May 5 to May 14, 2015. This Mercy-class hospital ship’s nine-day medical stop in Jamaica was part of a nearly six-month humanitarian mission across the Caribbean region. Hundreds of Jamaicans received free medical services the Comfort’s crew – ...
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United States Naval Ship Comfort to visit Jamaica in May

Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno are pleased to announce that the USNS Comfort will visit Jamaica during the early part of May 2015.  While berthed in Kingston, the Comfort’s crew will provide medical services, conduct professional medical exchanges with their Jamaican counterparts, and engage in community outreach ...
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Dr. Carson on the Legacy of MLK Jr.

The U.S. Embassy hosted Dr. Clayborne Carson, Professor of History at Stanford University and Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Research and Education Institute, on March 16-20, 2015, for a series of forums and talks on full and equal citizenship for all Jamaicans and the advancement of responsible and democratic governance. Dr. Carson ...
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U.S. Embassy to host Public Seminars

The U.S. Embassy will host Dr. Claybourne Carson, Professor of History at Stanford University and Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, March 16-20, 2015 for a series of forums and talks on full and equal citizenship for all Jamaicans and the advancement of responsible and democratic governance. The public lectures ...
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Sweet Honey In the Rock to Headline this Year’s Blues on The Green

World renowned, Sweet Honey In The Rock, will be the headline performers at Blues on The Green, Friday February  27, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Emancipation Park.  The Grammy-Award winning group promises to entertain the crowd and stimulate thought through their rich musical tones, artistic style and delivery which includes the use of sign language. ...
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Press Association of Jamaica and U.S. Embassy Partner on Media Workshops

Practical, Enlightening and Timely! Those are words used to describe the two-day media training organized by the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Kingston and the National Integrity Action (NIA). This training kicked off Journalism Week 2014 with the timely topic of ‘Forensic Financial Reporting’. During Monday’s Forum, Professor ...
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The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

FY 2015 Request for Proposals Summary: The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the 2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation program (AFCP). Established in 2001 the AFCP is managed by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston Holiday Closure

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston will be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which is a federal holiday in the United States. All parts of the U.S. Mission, including the Consular Section, Paul Robeson Information Resource Centre, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps ...
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