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2020 Trade shows

TRADE EVENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Commerce partners with several trade show organizers to organize official delegations to attend international fairs under our Trade Event Partnership Program. Targeted at businesses and distributors around the world who are seeking to connect with U.S. suppliers, the program has delivered thousands of winning partnerships with mutual ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency Extension Location:  Parishes throughout Jamaica Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Jamaica has extended States of Public Emergency (SOE) covering several parishes, based on criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law.  The SOE, declared under the 1966 ...
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Applications open for Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy is accepting project abstracts and full applications for the Ambassadors fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for preserving our heritage. Grant funding is between US$10,000 to US$200,000 for small grants and US$200,000 to US$800,000 for large grants per project. Deadline to submit proposals is Monday, December 9, 2019. The AFCP Program aims to ...
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Ambassador Tapia leads Diplomatic Corps on Tour of USNS COMFORT

Today, United States Ambassador Donald R. Tapia shared in a tour of the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship. The ship is currently visiting the island for a medical mission between October 28 to November 1.  The Ambassador was joined by a delegation including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, The Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, USAID/Washington ...
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CDC Jamaica Country Profile 2019

STRATEGIC FOCUS The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) office in Jamaica serves as a regional hub for CDC’s Caribbean Regional Office (CRO) which also provides direct support to Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago. CRO opened in 2002 in Trinidad and Tobago and relocated to Barbados in 2008, followed by another move ...
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The U.S. Govt and NCB Partner for First-Ever Regional Development Credit Authority Loan Agreement

Kingston, Jamaica –  History was made today with the first-ever regional Development Credit Authority US$25 million loan portfolio guarantee agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited to promote energy investment across the Caribbean. The official signing of the US$25 million loan guarantee agreement took ...
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