Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smithis in Brussels for meetings of the Foreign Ministers of CELAC and the Second EU CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting.
Johnson Smith will represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Extended Quartet of Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) until December 2018 having assumed the position on Monday, July 16 in Brussels Belgium joining the Foreign Ministers of Bolivia, Ecuador and El Salvador and Dominica Republic.
A Taskforce will be established to address the safety and security concerns of Returning Residents seeking to live, work and conduct business in Jamaica.
The Jamaican Diaspora in Canada through the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF), working closely with the Jamaican Consul General in Toronto and Food for the Poor Canada will be constructing the Wakefield Infant School in Trelawny and the Mount Pleasant Basic School in St Margaret’s Bay in Portland. Members from Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation and the Toronto Carpenter’s Union from different Locals (27, 46 and 1030), some of whom are Jamaicans have been in Trelawny since Sunday, July 1, executing these projects.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will be hosting its first inaugural meeting of the Joint Commission between Jamaica and Panama. This is to promote and facilitate cooperation between both countries in the field of economic and technical fields.
Jamaica will focus its attention in providing technical assistance to Panama in the development of sports, culture and education. Panama in return, will assist Jamaica in the areas of aviation, ports and tourism.
State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr. revealed that the ministry has received several cases related to the Windrush immigration crisis.
JAMAICA DID NOT VOTE TO SUPPORT SUSPENDING VENEZUELA FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (0AS) - PEARNEL CHARLES JR.
Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.
The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient numbers to meet the demand over the next 25 years because the 876 area code that has been in use since 1996 has almost been exhausted.
Twenty-four outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel from 5182 entries from 48 Commonwealth countries. The writers come from 14 countries including, for the first time, Samoa and Ghana.
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.”