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  • Photo of Prime Minister Heads To New York For Memorial For Slave Trade Victims

    Prime Minister Heads To New York For Memorial For Slave Trade Victims

    Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is slated to join other world leaders and government officials at the United Nations (UN) in New York today for the unveiling of the permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  Simpson Miller made the announcement in Parliament yesterday and subsequently, a statement was issued by Jamaica House. March…

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  • Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Suriname Communicate their Consent to Receive On-Site Visits in Fifth Round of the OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism

    The governments of Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Suriname confirmed this week to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) their consent to receive on-site visits as part of the Fifth Round of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the OAS. The five countries notified the MESICIC…

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  • Photo of Jamaica To Lead Reform Of Int’l Laws On Ganja

    Jamaica To Lead Reform Of Int’l Laws On Ganja

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the international treaties concerning marijuana. The aim is to change the schedule class of marijuana in light of scientific studies that have proven its therapeutic benefits and medicinal value. “We believe that the schedule in which…

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  • AMCHAM Jamaica, T&T turn to SOCA to expand services sector under CBI

    THE American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have teamed to promote trade and investments in services between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the United States through the 32-year-old Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI).  The joint effort will utilise the foundation laid by Services of the Caribbean (SOCA), a regional effort which was launched in Washington, DC two years ago to switch CBI…

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  • Photo of Caribbean community climate-smarting fisheries, but slowly

    Caribbean community climate-smarting fisheries, but slowly

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 18, 2015, IPS – Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies. The concept is in keeping with plans by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to improve the “integration of agriculture and climate readiness” as the region prepares to…

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  • Photo of Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Six Caribbean countries will benefit from an US$500,000 energy statistical capacity-building initiative that is being spearheaded by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). Jamaica, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti and Suriname are included in the initiative that seeks to provide reliable and up-to-date data for the energy planning process as well as allow for analysis of the…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Announces State Visit By United States President Barack Obama

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Announces State Visit By United States President Barack Obama

    The Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is pleased to announce that His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, will pay a State Visit to Jamaica on 9th April 2015. President Obama and Prime Minister Simpson Miller will hold bilateral discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest. During the visit, Jamaica will…

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  • Photo of Two Disaster Risk Reduction Projects funded through CDB programme launched in Jamaica

    Two Disaster Risk Reduction Projects funded through CDB programme launched in Jamaica

    Community-based disaster risk management is a critical and essential part of the process of building a nation’s preparedness and resilience to disasters. This was the message from the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Director of Projects, Michelle Cross Fenty, as she launched disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation projects in two parishes in Jamaica. The two projects are being funded…

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  • Jamaica highly vulnerable to climate change

    TECHNICAL officer in the government's Climate Change Division, Dr Orville Grey, says that Jamaica and other small island developing states are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. “If we look at Jamaica and where we're located, hurricanes make us extremely vulnerable, and because of that, adaptation is an important aspect of our negotiations in dealing with climate change,”…

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  • Jamaica to Launch $6 Million Climate Change Resilience Project

    Jamaica is slated to launch a $6 million climate change resilience project in the greater Kingston metropolitan area, the government announced this week. The project is called “Building Climate Resilience of Urban Systems through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in LAC.” The latter refers to Latin America and the Caribbean, where Jamaica was one of three countries selected by the United Nations…

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