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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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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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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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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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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