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PEACE CORPS PROJECTS ALIGNED WITH JAMAICA’S DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Twenty-Nine (29) volunteers of the United States Peace Corps (PCV) were officially sworn in on Tuesday, May 22, after they made their pledges at the Collin Powell Plaza in Manor Park.
While motivating and encouraging the spirit of volunteerism, Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr., State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in his speech reminded the volunteers that “the core of being here is to move and stretch beyond the normal.”

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to Participate in G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is to arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, May 20 to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

HMOS CHARLES TO EXAMINE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AT 46TH COTED MEETING IN GUYANA

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Regional development issues pertaining to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic agenda will form part of the focus of two days of deliberations at the 46th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) slated for Georgetown, Guyana from May 16-17.

 

COTED is responsible for the promotion of trade and economic development of the Community.

 

JAMAICA TO BENEFIT FROM CLOSER TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH INDIA – STATE MINISTER CHARLES

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Thirty Five Jamaicans will participate and benefit from the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) in the coming year.

 

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and His Excellency, Sevala Naik, High Commissioner of India to Jamaica, recently discussed expanding the 50-year-old programme, in which public sector and quasi-government employees are given the opportunity to spend 2-6 months receiving technical training in areas of special interest in India.

 

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (A/RES/72/274) co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Brazil, Denmark, Jamaica and the Russian Federation, and WHO in collabration with the NCD Alliance at 11:00 to 13:00 in Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York.

JOHNSON SMITH WELCOMES STATE MINISTER CHARLES

Thursday, 05 April 2018

(MFA&FT Kingston: April 5, 2018)

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. has been assigned as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness.  Senator Charles  was formally welcomed to the Ministry by Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in the presence of the Permanent Secretary and wider Ministry staff, on Thursday March 29.

 

FOREIGN MINISTER CONGRATULATES COSTA RICA’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

 

Kingston: April 4, 2018,

 

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has congratulated economist and politician, Epsy Campbell Barr on her election as Costa Rica’s Vice President.

 

The new Vice President who is the first black female to hold that post in Latin America, is named after her paternal grandmother, who migrated from Jamaica to Costa Rica.

 

FOREIGN MINISTER & MINISTRY OFFERS CONDOLENCES RE FIU TRAGEDY

Monday, 19 March 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and

Foreign Trade has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the

victims of  last Thursday’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge at the

Florida International University (FIU), reported to have claimed six lives.

 

As media reports have sadly indicated, a Jamaican man, Navaro Brown, 37, was

one of the six victims.  This information has now been confirmed officially by

the American authorities.  Minister Johnson Smith and the Ministry