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U.S. Embassy Kingston celebrates Friendship with Jamaica

Let’s celebrate our friendship with Jamaica! That was the theme which resonated throughout the evening of June 27th, when US Embassy Kingston commemorated the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Chargé d’ Affaires Eric Khant and his wife Halima Khant hosted over 400 guests at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel for a festive ...
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Federal Voting Assistance Program Supports Armed Forces Voters Week and Overseas Citizens Voters Week June 25-July 5, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – To help Americans vote – wherever they are – the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is sponsoring Armed Forces Voters Week and Overseas Citizens Voters Week from June 25 to July 5 with support from the Military Services and Department of State. During the week, U.S. military installations, embassies, consulates, and overseas ...
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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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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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U.S-Jamaica Sign Child Protection Compact Partnership

The Governments of the United States and Jamaica finalized a new partnership to combat child trafficking.  The U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, signed on Thursday, May 30 by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Eric Khant and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Marcia Gilbert-Roberts is a jointly-developed, four-year plan to enhance ...
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