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Jamaica and Canada to Strengthen Crime Fighting Partnership
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Jamaica and Canada to Strengthen Crime Fighting Partnership

The Governments of Jamaica and Canada are partnering to combat illicit drug trafficking and other transnational crimes throughout the international maritime supply chain. Speaking at on July 18 Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, informed that Cabinet has approved the signing of a Letter of Intent between both Governments. She said the Letter is part of a funded and enhanced Government of Jamaica/United Nations (UN) Office of Drug Control/World Customs Organisation co-operation. Ms. Falconer informed that the agreement will establish a partnership to reinforce and promote national capacity to meet international obligations. “It will also provide an efficient response to transnati...
Diaspora Urged to Invest in Jamaica
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Diaspora Urged to Invest in Jamaica

Minister of State for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, is urging overseas nationals to look to the island for investment opportunities. Delivering the keynote address at the biennial Jamaica Diaspora North East United States (US) conference held on June 16 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston, Mrs. Folkes-Abrahams cited prospects in information technology, tourism, health tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing. She said the government is well aware that the majority of the estimated two million Jamaicans were living overseas, mainly in the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and the US, wanted to make an even greater contribution to the social and economic development of the country, and is fully committed to taking decisive policy action to address the un...
Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports
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Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports

Stephanie Jenzer of CBC's The National has produced a wonderful feature titled "The Sprint Factory" in which she takes an close look Jamaica to find out why we produce so many of the worlds fastest sprinters. She notes that Jamaica currently owns just about all the 100m titles in the work at the Olympic, World Champion and Junior level. She also follows 2 Jamaica College athletes as they compete at Champs. Hats off to Stephanie and the CBC team on a wonderful feature that is a must see for all Jamaicans and fans of Jamaican sprinting.
Solamon Energy Corporation to build Large Solar Farm in Jamaica
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Solamon Energy Corporation to build Large Solar Farm in Jamaica

The Toronto-based Solamon Energy Corporation says it plans to build the largest solar power plant in the Caribbean. The solar company said that the programme, to be built in Jamaica, will cost in the region of CAN$450 million or US$444.2 million. When completed, the farm will "enhance and improve the nation's energy infrastructure, as well as serve as a beacon to attract additional investment in the ICT (Information Communications Technology) and greentech sectors." A residential solar installer in Maryland is finding that more and more residents are turning towards green energy as it's good for the environment and their pockets. Solamon's senior vice president, Ainsley Brown, said the farm would represent one of the region's first strategic private-public partnerships. "In order to impl...
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Jamaica target Canadian Investment

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has assured potential investors in Canada that opportunities abound in Jamaica for them to create wealth and, at the same time, assist the Jamaican economy. Speaking (more…)
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5 Jamaicans Honoured by Canadians

Five outstanding Jamaicans were recognised for their contribution to social programmes undertaken throughout the island, at today's (July 19) inaugural 'Making a Difference Award' ceremony, held at the official residence of the (more…)
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Canadian Prime Minister’s Jamaica Visit

Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, is expected to arrive in the island today direct from his visit to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Summit of the Americas. He will arrive in Jamaica accompanied by Prime Minister Bruce Golding (more…)