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FOREIGN MINISTER APPOINTS NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NIGERIA

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, announces the appointment of Mr. Harold Malcolm, JP as High Commissioner Designate to Nigeria.

Mr. Malcolm, who will assume duty in February, is a trained lawyer having graduated with First Class Honours from the Norman Manley Law School in 2008. As a Chevening Scholar, he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2009-2010, specialising in Human Rights Law.

Expo Jamaica: Advancing Breakthroughs - 19th - 22nd, 2018

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Trade and Invest Jamaica (JAMPRO), in collaboration with the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) will be hosting Expo Jamaica, 19th – 22nd April 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica. The 2018 staging will be held under the theme, “Expo Jamaica: Advancing Breakthroughs,” and will see over 2000 authentic Jamaican products on display.

 

Minister Johnson Smith confirms Jamaicans amongst casualties of Bronx fire, expresses condolences to families affected

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Jamaica’s Foreign Minister today, (Saturday, December 30) confirms that four persons of Jamaican descent are included amongst the fatalities of the fire that gutted an apartment complex in the Bronx, New York on Thursday.

 

MESSAGE FROM SENATOR THE HON. KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE FOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Jamaica joins the international community in commemorating Human Rights Day 2017.  This year, Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long campaign celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.  The Declaration recognizes the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family, regardless of race, colour, creed, sex, or national origin.

MINISTER JOHNSON SMITH TO ATTEND 11TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Friday, 08 December 2017

(MFA&FT Kingston: December 8, 2017)

 

Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and preparatory meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9th-13th December 2017.

 

74 RECEIVE PM YOUTH AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Thursday, 07 December 2017

 

KINGSTON, Dec. 7 (JIS):

Seventy-four young people who have made outstanding contribution in various areas were presented with the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence, during a ceremony held last evening (December 6) on the lawns of the Office of the Prime Minister.

Awards were presented in the categories of Academics, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Protection, Innovation in Science and Technology, International Achievement, Journalism, Leadership, Sports, and Youth Development, and there was a special Jamaica 55 award.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SIGNIFICANT COSTS OF TRAUMA CARE

Thursday, 07 December 2017

KINGSTON, Dec. 7 (JIS):

Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has welcomed a report that highlights the significant costs associated with treating trauma-related cases in the public health system.

The Cost of Care report, which was launched on Wednesday (December 6) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) regional headquarters in Mona, St. Andrew, shows that the direct and indirect medical cost of treating injuries at public facilities resulting from violence, road traffic crashes and attempted suicides in 2014 totalled $12.6 billion.

JAMAICA TO HOST INTER-PARLIAMENTARY MEETING ON GENDER EQUALITY

Thursday, 07 December 2017

KINGSTON, Dec. 7 (JIS):

Jamaica will host the Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Gender Equality for ParlAmericas’ Anglophone membership in Kingston from January 24 to 25, 2018. 

This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the 25th anniversary awards luncheon of the Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on December 5.