Jamaica

  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the General Elections of 3 September 2020, and has given the assurance of CARICOM’s full support. “The people of Jamaica must be commended for the successful conduct of the Elections, despite the significant challenges…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Holness gets General Elections landslide

    Prime Minister Holness gets General Elections landslide

    Jamaicans voted to return the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness to office with a landslide in General Elections on Thursday. Preliminary results show the JLP won 49 of the 63 seats at stake with the other 14 going to the People’s National Party (PNP) led by the outgoing Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips.…

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  • Photo of Elections Day in Jamaica

    Elections Day in Jamaica

    Jamaicans vote today in General Elections which are a straight fight between the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) led by Dr. Peter Phillips. One hundred and thirty nine (139) candidates, including 13 independents, will contents the elections for the sixty-three (63) seats at stake.  The Electoral Office…

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  • Photo of Jamaicans to vote 3 September 2020

    Jamaicans to vote 3 September 2020

    Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday 3 September 2020. Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness announced the much anticipated election date during a special sitting of the House of Assembly on Tuesday, in which he also announced 18 August as Nominations Day. Prime Minister Holness led his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a narrow 32-31 victory over the Peoples…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    A new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORS and OCTs is closer to being completed following a consultation that was held in Barbados over the past few days.   The forum, which is facilitating the establishment of the framework that is expected to improve coordination and collaboration among CARIFORUM and the overseas territories, has met its objectives, according to some…

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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    The Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, but an evaluation done last year has found that the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. Of concern, according to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean declined by…

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