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USAID to Provide US $5 Million to Fund Disaster Risk Mitigation Efforts in Jamaica

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed US $5 million dollars to assist the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to fund its Disaster Risk Finance Initiative (DRFI). Recognizing that Jamaica may need to identify financial resources to meet the immediate and long-term rebuilding costs of a major natural disaster, USAID has agreed to ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates 243rd Anniversary of Independence

On June 26, 2019, the United States Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Eric Khant hosted a reception at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American independence. Guests included representatives of the government of Jamaica, members of the diplomatic corps, business, academic and cultural leaders and journalists. The reception kicked off with lively music ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on 2019 Trafficking In Persons Report

Statement on 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report June 20, 2019 Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes on Earth. Right now traffickers are robbing a staggering 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity—that’s roughly three times the population of New York City. We must band together and build momentum to ...
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U.S. Caribbean Resilience Partnership

On Monday, June 17, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted representatives of almost a dozen Caribbean countries in Washington, D.C.  This meeting was a follow-up to the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, which the Deputy Secretary, together with representatives from key U.S. agencies, and leaders from 18 Caribbean countries, launched in April 2019 to enhance ...
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Cosmoprof North America Tradeshow July 28-30, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston is organizing a Jamaican delegation to the Cosmoprof North America tradeshow set for July 28 – 30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cosmoprof North America is the leading business-to-business beauty and personal care industry tradeshow in the Americas bringing together more than 1,400 exhibitors who ...
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