I am honoured to mark the 73rd year of existence of the United Nations and conscious that this year's commemoration finds us at a crucial crossroads, which sees multilateralism and the rules – based international order confronting major challenges.
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that an Italian family, Mr. Cristian Cecal, his Jamaican-born wife, Dawna Munroe and their nine-year-old daughter Crystal, who was also born in Jamaica, were sadly amongst the 43 casualties of a collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy on August 15.
Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST are working with Jamaica for the second phase of evaluation for the implementation of the “Impact Assessment of Climate Change on the Sandy Shorelines of the Caribbean Project”.)
Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith today stated that Jamaica expresses its deep concern at reports of a suspected terrorist attack on innocent pedestrians in the vicinity of Westminster in London, as well as reports of an increasing death toll resulting from a collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy. She extended sincere sympathies to those injured and to the families and loved ones of persons who lost their lives in the separate unrelated incidents.
The creation of a clear strategy to facilitate deeper engagement of the Jamaican-Canadian Diaspora for national development, will be of great focus as the third staging of the biennial Jamaica Diaspora Canada National Conference gets underway on Saturday, July 21 in Toronto, Canada.
ABOUT CHANCELLOR’S WEEK
For one week in July, thousands of alumni, students, staff and guests from across the Caribbean and the wider globe will
converge at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus for a week of activities hosted by Chancellor Robert
From July 23-29, 2018, Chancellor’s Week is set to be one of the highlights of a year-long celebration of the University’s
legacy of “70 years of service: 70 years of leadership.”
The Government of Jamaica today confirmed funding of 15M Euros under the Sugar Accompanying Measures and 20M Euros for Citizen Securitywith the European Union during a bilateral meeting in Brussels, Belgium.