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Jamaica's Economic Prospects are good - Ambassador Marks

Monday, November 08, 2010

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has said that while the island is faced with the challenges posed by the global economic crisis, the prospects for its long-term sustainable economic development are strong.



Diaspora key to Jamaica's development - Marks

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, while lauding the Diaspora's philanthropic efforts and remittances to the island, says nationals abroad have a key role to play in the country's social and economic development through investment and entrepreneurship.




Jamaica looks to increase trade with Philadelphia

Monday, November 08, 2010

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, said that all efforts would be made to increase exports from Jamaica to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from just under US $100 million to US $300 million.

"All efforts will be made to fortify a stronger trade relationship between Jamaica and Philadelphia," the Ambassador said at the African and Caribbean Business Council's awards dinner held Saturday night (Nov. 6) at the Hilton hotel in Philadelphia.





Rita Marley receives ICS Garvey Award in Washington

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Washington based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), has conferred the prestigious 2010 Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award on Rita Marley, widow of Reggae superstar, Bob Marley.

The award was presented to Mrs. Marley by Founder and President of the ICS, Dr. Claire Nelson, at the 17th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala on Friday, November 12, at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.




Ambassador Marks praises Diaspora's contribution to Jamaica

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Touting areas of solid economic and social development in Jamaica, the island's ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks, praised the Diaspora's contribution to the island's progress.

She singled out the Jamaica Awareness Association of California (JAAC) as a model to those "who are looking for ways to help to advance the development of our country."





Hospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jersey

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two health institutions in western Jamaica are to receive medical supplies and furniture valued at US$325,000 (J$27.6 million).

The items are being donated to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James and the Falmouth Hospital, in Trelawny, by the Jamaican organisation of New Jersey (John J) and Foster Dublin and Associates, a consulting firm based in Highland Park, New Jersey.



Diaspora members urged to play a more strategic role in country's development

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has challenged members of the Jamaican Diaspora to play a more strategic role in Jamaica's economic development.

Delivering the keynote address at the 5th Trade and Investment Summit sponsored by the Caribbean Trade Council (CTC), at the State House in Hartford, Connecticut on October 28, Ambassador Marks.....



Ambassador marks gives U.S. Attorney General a call

Monday, November 01, 2010

Cooperation between Jamaica and the United States on security issues highlighted discussions as Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks, paid a courtesy call on U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, on Thursday (October 28).



Gov't remains committed to the Diaspora - Malahoo Fortey

Monday, November 01, 2010

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, says that the government remains committed to ensuring that the voices of Jamaicans living outside of the country are heard.

She was addressing a welcome reception for participants in the first annual Jamaica Diaspora Northeast United States Conference.......



Ambassador Marks warns about cracks in overseas educational systems

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks, is calling on Caribbean Americans to become fully engaged, and invest in their children's education.

She noted that, otherwise, even brilliant children risk falling through the cracks in the education system of their adopted country.



Next Annual Diaspora Conference set for June, 2011

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The third bi-annual Diaspora conference, postponed in June of this year due to the unrest in Kingston, has been rescheduled to June, 2011.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte....



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