Statement on Passing of Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga

For Immediate Release May 30, 2019 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the people of Jamaica on the passing of the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honorable Edward Phillip George Seaga, revered as one of the country’s strong pro-democracy, independence-era ...
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2016 Human Rights Report

The State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices document the human rights situation in 199 countries and territories around the world.  As mandated by Congress, the U.S. government uses the Human Rights Reports as part of our foreign policy formulation, including our decision making on foreign assistance. The Human Rights Reports are also ...
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Partners in action, Partners for hope, Partners for prosperity

On Wednesday, October 19, the U.S. Government partnered with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) in packing and transporting well-needed supplies to Haiti. United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno was on hand to give his support to this very timely mission. The supplies which include bottled water, toiletries and infant supplies will contribute to ...
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U.S. Embassy bids farewell to Consul General Michael Schimmel

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno hosted a farewell reception in honor of outgoing Consul General Michael Schimmel, who departed this summer after serving three years at Embassy Kingston and over 30 years in the Foreign Service. Over 100 guests attended the reception to bid farewell to the “visa man” based on the close ...
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BMR Wind Farm Launch

On August 18, U.S. Ambassador Luis G. Moreno gave remarks at the inauguration of BMR Jamaica’s Wind project in Malvern, St Elizabeth. The U.S. and Canadian governments invested tens of millions of dollars (US) in the project, which is expected to provide over 17, 000 customers a year with clean, affordable, reliable, and domestically-produced power. ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Jamaica’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Jamaica as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States considers Jamaica a close friend and strong partner. Your vibrant democratic institutions, independent judiciary, and robust ...
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