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Jamaica secures successful adoption of Political Declaration at UN Meeting on Population and Development

Wednesday, 03 April 2019

H.E. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations was elected Chair of the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, which got underway at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 1st April 2019. Jamaica’s Permanent Representative had led a month’s long negotiating process on a Political Declaration, which was adopted by the Commission via consensus during its second plenary session on Monday.

JAMAICAN FOREIGN SERVICE CONGRATULATES CHARLES JR ON HIS NEW MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT

Thursday, 28 March 2019

JAMAICAN FOREIGN SERVICE CONGRATULATES CHARLES JR ON HIS NEW MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT
(MFAFT: March 28)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade congratulates Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. on his recent appointment as Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC).
Minister Charles Jr., had responsibility for the Diaspora and other regional portfolios at the Foreign Ministry, served as Minister of State since April 2018.

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JAMAICAN EMBASSY IN CARACAS

Monday, 25 March 2019

LETTER TO JAMAICA REGARDING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JAMAICAN EMBASSY IN CARACAS
(March 22, 2019)
Dear Fellow Jamaicans,
To facilitate public understanding of the issues related to the temporary closure of the Jamaican Embassy in Caracas, I feel it important to respond to the ill-informed and irresponsible comments made by the Opposition Spokesperson regarding the Ministry’s announcement. In trying to score political points, Ms Hanna has done a great disservice to her country and our Foreign Service.

GOVERNOR, BANK OF JAMAICA

Monday, 18 March 2019

GOVERNOR, BANK OF JAMAICA
(Pursuant to Section 6A of the Bank of Jamaica Act)
The position of Governor, Bank of Jamaica will become vacant in November 2019.
The Governor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, is the Chairman of the Bank’s
Board of Directors, and has the duty to ensure the institution carries out the functions
conferred on it by statutes. This position plays a strategically important role in monetary
and regulatory policy and works closely with the Minister of Finance and the Public

STATE MINISTER CHARLES JR AND IRISH AMBASSDORS DISCUSS POST COTONOU AGREEMENT FRAMEWORK

Friday, 15 February 2019

During a Courtesy Call with Irish Ambassadors, State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. expressed the hope that the Post Cotonou framework, which will define the rules of engagement for the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU), following the expiration of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement in 2020, will redound to the region’s benefit.

SENATOR THE HONOURABLE JOHNSON SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW JAMAICAN AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Former Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Jason Keats Hall has been appointed to head Jamaica’s Mission in Mexico. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, August 21.
The Ambassador-designate, whose appointment takes effect in September 2018, replaces Ambassador Sandra Grant-Griffiths, who has been reassigned to Kingston as the Chief of State Protocol.