U.S. Embassy Supports Jamaica’s Integrity Champions

USAID grantee National Integrity Action (NIA) and sub-grantee The Council for Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) hosted a Certification Ceremony for ‘Integrity Champions’, on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The event served to acknowledge over 400 Jamaicans who were trained on anti-corruption interventions and officially designate them ‘Integrity Champions’. The individuals who were selected from nine parishes across ...
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USAID Launches Zika AIRS Project to Support Jamaica’s Mosquito Control Efforts

On October 17, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) in partnership with the Ministry of Health during an event with key stakeholders. ZAP, a regional project that has teams throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, has been launched as a component of USAID’s Zika response ...
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US Mission to Jamaica Supports Caribbean Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma

On September 12th, eight specially equipped cargo and utility helicopters transporting over 75 personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps assigned to U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) were deployed in two waves to Montego Bay and Kingston, while en route to Puerto Rico where they will stage with other U.S. forces to form a ...
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After Jamaican School Assesses Reading Skills, Attendance Soars

  In the isolated, serene hills of St. James on Jamaica’s west end sits the quaint little school of Retrieve Primary. The school hosts a total of approximately 120 students from grades 1 to 6. But until 2010, only 30 students attended the school. Former principal Yvonne Hardy remembers what it was like when she ...
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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. Military aircraft land in Jamaica

Five United States military aircraft arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday, October 5, for refueling, en route to Haiti. The vessels included two Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, one Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, one heavy-lift Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, and one Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport airplane. The State Department ...
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USTDA advances energy efficiency in Jamaica

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Jamaica’s National Water Commission (NWC) , a utility responsible for providing water and wastewater services. The grant will provide technical assistance to examine energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities at seven NWC facilities.  For each of the targeted facilities, the technical assistance will develop detailed ...
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