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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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National Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2018 – President Proclamation

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor America’s long-shared history with our neighbors in the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched our Nation. Caribbean Americans embody the American spirit, with their talents and hard work contributing greatly to America’s economy.  They protect ...
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Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions ...
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2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

The  2017 International Religious Freedom Report  has been released along with report specific for Jamaica.  This report is a testament to the United States’ historic role in preserving and advocating for religious freedom around the world. Religious freedom is in the American bloodstream. It’s what brought the pilgrims here from England. Our founders understood it as our first freedom. That is ...
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Peace Corps Jamaica Welcomes New Volunteers

Peace Corps Jamaica recently confirmed a diverse group of 29 Volunteers at their Swearing-in Ceremony held in Kingston. The Volunteers will serve for two years in the fields of Education and Environment. The volunteers are American citizens, who come from various parts of the United States and reflect America’s great diversity. The Volunteers successfully completed ...
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