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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in Beijing

    Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in Beijing

    Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was comfortably first in the women’s 50m breaststroke, adding yet another gold medal to her collection, at the 2018 FINA World Cup, in Beijing on Sunday. Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, got off to fast start before pulling away from the rest of the field to touch the wall first in 29.16.  The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

    CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities.  The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Makes First Shipment Of Medical Marijuana To Canada

    Jamaica Makes First Shipment Of Medical Marijuana To Canada

    (Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica has made its first shipment of medical marijuana extract oil to Canada. The shipment marks the first step in positioning Jamaica as the medical marijuana hub for the world. In making the announcement, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, “Jamaica is uniquely positioned to be a global player and we are committed to providing…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Prime Minister signs CARICOM Agreements on cooperation in Education and Security

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister signs CARICOM Agreements on cooperation in Education and Security

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness on Friday signed three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Agreements during the 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The agreements signed were the: Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement as an organ of the Community and the CARICOM Implementation…

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  • Photo of Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which…

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  • Photo of Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Need for climate change financing in SIDS highlighted at CHOGM 2018

    Rt. Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, this morning used the international platform of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to reinforce the need for financing for Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) given the existential threats climate change poses for these countries. The Jamaican Prime Minister was speaking at the Combined Forum hosted at the Queen…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Government Assessing Irma Damage- Checking on Jamaicans

    Jamaica Government Assessing Irma Damage- Checking on Jamaicans

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today (September 6) making contact with his colleague Prime Ministers across the Caribbean who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Prime Minister Holness in expressing concern about the damage says “this is a period of assessment and planning to ascertain what Jamaica can do to assist our Caribbean brothers and sisters who have been significantly…

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Jamaica on 55th Independence

    CARICOM lauds Jamaica on 55th Independence

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded the distinguished contribution of Jamaica to the world as the country celebrates its Fifty-Fifth independence anniversary on 6 August 2017. In a message to the Government and People of Jamaica, the Secretary-General said Jamaica’s development has been fueled by the “renowned creativity of its people,” since it attained nationhood.…

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  • Photo of Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

    Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),…

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