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Jamaica's Ambassador to US welcomes Ja's spelling be champion

spelling-bee-in-Washington DC - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie has lauded the Gleaner Company for its tremendous support of the Spelling Bee Competition and the sponsorship of Jamaica’s entry into the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee Competition which concluded in Washington DC, last weekend.

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TT High Commission hosts Cudjoe talk on Caribbean Slavery

TT HC speaksAt the monthly Nationals’ Meeting held at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in London, UK on Wednesday 29th May, a packed audience listened with rapt attention as Professor Selwyn Cudjoe delivered a provocative lecture titled “Ignorant Negroes and Tyrannical Masters: William Burnley and Caribbean Slavery”.

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Jamaica's ambassador to US promotes Diaspora conference

vascianie speaks7Washington DC - The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC has heightened preparatory activities in support of the upcoming fifth biennial Diaspora conference, in an effort to engender even greater interest from an already engaged Jamaican community across the United States.

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Obama proclaims June Caribbean American Heritage Month

Obama Carib leadersNews Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. June 1, 2013: It’s officially another Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States. President Barack Obama last night issued another proclamation declaring June, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

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Atlanta's Mayor to lead trade delegation to Montego Bay in October

Brown Reid HarrisWashington DC, May 23, 2013 - Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reid is to lead a trade delegation to Montego Bay comprising of twelve of Atlanta top business executives, in an effort to deepen the trading relationship between both sister cities.

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Investments unite China, US and the Caribbean in NY

speakersCaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2013: Investment in the Caribbean region is bringing together a unique coalition for Caribbean American Heritage Month this June, as the United States, China and the Caribbean unite for Invest Caribbean Now 2013.

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Racism monitor to sue over French bank's Haiti 'plunder'

Luis-Georges-Tin CRANs presidentOne of France’s leading racism watchdogs said on Friday that it will push ahead with plans to sue a state-owned bank over profits from the colonial-era slave trade and reparations extorted from Haiti, on the same day President François Hollande said Paris would not pay reparations for the country's past mistakes.

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Prime Minister meets with Jamaican Diaspora in Ethiopia

Psimpsonmiller4Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, while on her visit to Addis Abba, Ethiopia held a meeting with members of the Jamaican Diaspora, many of whom journeyed over 150 miles away from the town of Shashamane, where members of the Rastafari movement and other persons from Jamaica and the Caribbean have settled.

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JAMAICA - Montego Bay's Mayor pays official visit to Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta-Mayor-Kasim-ReedWashington, DC - Chairman of the St James Parish Council and Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris will pay an official visit to the city of Atlanta Georgia from Saturday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 22.

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