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Jamaica to Set Up Diaspora Database

min-arnaldo-brownKINGSTON, Jamaica May 5, 2013 - The Government is looking to establish a comprehensive database of Jamaican professionals and investors abroad.

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Nationals in Birmingham turn out in their numbers to hear PM Douglas

Douglas in BirminghamBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 4th May 2013– Scores of nationals from St. Kitts and Nevis living in Birmingham heard first hand of new developments taking place in the twin-island federation.

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5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference – to be launched in London

arnaldo brown pnpKingston, Jamaica, March 15, 2013 - The 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, under the theme Nation on a Mission: Jamaica- Diaspora Partnership for Development, will be launched in London, England on Monday, March 18, at the Jamaican High Commission.

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Caribbean can tap into diaspora wealth

Jwala-RambarranThere is need to tap into the wealth of the Caribbean’s highly-educated diaspora, so each territory can cope with challenges such as low growth, high debt, mitigation of natural disaster risk and managing financial sector stress.

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Guyana born doctor led team that “cured” baby of HIV

News Americas, BALTIMORE, MD, Tues. Mar. 8, 2013: The “cure” of a baby from the dreaded disease HIV made news globally but missing from the story is the fact that a Caribbean-born doctor of Johns Hopkins’ Children’s Center in Baltimore led the team of researchers who found the “treatment.”

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US immigration reform could help the Caribbean



zhivargo laing66BAHAMAS (April 30, 2013) - Proposed US immigration reforms could have positive implications not only for Caribbean nationals living in the United States, but also for countries of the region, asserted a former cabinet minister in the Bahamas.

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JAMAICA - Over US$2-b remitted by the Diaspora in 2011

AJNicholson20KINGSTON, Jamaica February 28, 2013 - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator A. J. Nicholson says Diaspora remittances from OECD to developing countries represented over US$425 million in 2011 of which Jamaica received US$2 billion or over 13% of GDP.

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Jamaican couple to forfeit almost one million pounds

1 000 000  jn-275x147KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 30, – Two Jamaicans at the helm of a major money laundering network in the United Kingdom have been ordered to pay back nearly one million pounds (One British pound =US$1.55 cents) of their assets to the British and Jamaican governments.

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Renewed call for action in Haiti on third anniversary of earthquake

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, CMC – As Haiti marks the third anniversary of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has renewed calls for heightened action to help the improved, French-speaking Caribbean country recover quickly.

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Jamaican Artist on Show at Embassy in Washington

Cheery-Stewart-Josephs-artWASHINGTON DC - The brilliant hues of Jamaican artist, Cheery Stewart Josephs, adorn the halls of the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, which is hosting her 64-piece collection.

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U.S. spends a massive $18b on Immigration in 2012

Immigrant-ArrestsWASHINGTON — The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending for the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.

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Jamaican Diaspora conference to address FATCA

Arnoldo Brown57Washington DC - Persons attending the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, from June 16-19 this year, will hear, first hand, how the government and stakeholders are dealing with such issues as national security/immigration, The US Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA), Healthcare and Education among other sectors.

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Wall Street and the Criminalization of Immigrants

CCAOver the past four years roughly a million immigrants have been incarcerated in dangerous detention facilities in our taxpayer-financed private prison system. A growing number of news reports and investigations confirm that for many of the people funneled into this system, it is a living nightmare. Children were abused, women were raped, and men died from lack of basic medical attention.

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New Migration Policy Institute issue brief explains ‘The Line,’ 
who is in it, wait times & more.



US-immigrationWASHINGTON — Contrary to popular belief, there is not one “line” that leads to legal permanent residence; current immigration law provides multiple paths to permanent residency.

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Reggae Lovers Descend Upon Brooklyn’s Barclay's Centre

Thousands of music lovers poured into the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the city’s top sports and concert venue since the Dodger’s split in 1957, to watch reggae superstars make history as they performed for the first time at the home of the Brooklyn Nets.

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JAMAICA –K.D. Knight urges reciprocity in halting the flow of guns to the Caribbean

kd-knightKINGSTON, Jamaica, March 23, 2013 – Government Senator K.D. Knight had joined the discussion aimed at having Caribbean countries lobby the US Government to make it more difficult for small arms to get into the wrong hands thus ending up on the streets of vulnerable countries such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

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JAMAICA - Minister gives commitment to upgrade Trelawny hospital

Better health-care delivery from the Ulster Spring Hospital could soon be a reality for residents of South Trelawny, according to Jamaica's Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson.

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Jamaica vows never again to allow any form of slavery

ajnicholson20KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 23, 2013 - Jamaica will join the International Community on the 25th of March in commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Jamaican Dr. Winsome Leslie receives IDB award

Jamaican-born senior specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Winsome Leslie, is the recipient of the Antonio Ortiz Mena 2012 Award, which is given by the bank annually.

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Jamaica Gov't vows to stamp out 'lotto scam'

Vasciannie speaksWashington DC, March 19, 2013 - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Stephen Vasciannie, says the government of Jamaica is resolved to stamp out illegal activities in the country which include the illicit lotto scam which continues to affect both Jamaica and the United States.

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US Senate votes against indefinite detention for Caribbean immigrants

US_State_DeptWASHINGTON, Dec. 2, – The United States Senate has voted in favor of barring the government from imprisoning Caribbean and other nationals who are US citizens and permanent residents and are arrested and held in indefinite detention without trial.

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