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Information Minister Says Obama Visit Showed Positive US-Jamaica Relationship

Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says the recent historic visit of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama served to underscore the strong and positive relationship that exists between Jamaica and the United States and was widely embraced by Jamaicans at home…

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US President’s Visit Sends Excellent Signal to World – Nicholson

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, says the United States President, Barack Obama’s recent visit to the island sent an “excellent signal” to the global community on the respect being accorded Jamaica at the international level. He said the Government “is extremely satisfied with…

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Momentous Meeting for President Obama and Jamaican Ex-Servicemen

Two of the country’s ex-servicemen, Earl Barrington Beckford, and Retired Major, Victor Leslie Beek, are the envy of many Jamaicans, as they had the propitious pleasure of meeting United States President, Barack Obama, during his two-day visit to the island, from April 8 to 9. The World War II veterans…

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Positive Outcomes Expected From Economic Reform Programme Endorsement By President Obama

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, is anticipating positive outcomes for Jamaica from United States President, Barack Obama’s endorsement of the Economic Reform Programme (ERP). Mr. Obama’s support of the ERP, for which he has commended the Government’s implementation, was expressed during several engagements he attended during…

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President Obama Commends Gov’t on Strong Fiscal Discipline

United States President, Barack Obama, has commended the Government of Jamaica for maintaining strong fiscal discipline under the current International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. “I think that, the current Government has been wise to work hard to abide by the IMF provisions. That’s not been easy but I think that’s…

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Jamaica and US United In Stemming Flow of Illegal Guns – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the Jamaican and United States Governments share “serious concerns” about the flow of illegal weapons into the island, particularly from the US, and remain united in the effort to address the issue. “The United States of America would not want for…

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US President Urges Youth Leaders to Make a Difference in Region

President of the United States, Barack Obama, has encouraged Jamaican youth leaders to continue to use their energy and dynamism to make a difference in the region. Speaking at a Young Leaders Town Hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, in Kingston, on April 9, the…

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Energy, ERP Highlight Bilateral Talks Between PM and President Obama

Matters pertaining to energy and Jamaica’s Economic Reform Programme (ERP) were among the highlights of bilateral talks between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, and United States President, Barack Obama, at Jamaica House on Thursday (April 9). Addressing journalists following the meeting, Mrs. Simpson Miller said elements of…

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President Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Soldiers

It was a solemn moment at the National Heroes Park in Kingston today (April 9) as President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, the monument erected in honour of the thousands of Jamaicans, who died in World Wars I and II. President Obama,…

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CARICOM Remains Committed to Strengthening Ties with US

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders remain committed to strengthening relations with the United States (US). The Prime Minister was speaking at the CARICOM-US Summit today (April 9), at the University of the West Indies’ Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew. “Our dialogue today…

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Jamaica and US Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement

The Governments of Jamaica and the United States today (April 9) signed a Statement of Intent outlining the planned areas of cooperation on the development and deployment of energy-related technologies between both countries. The document was signed by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, and Secretary…

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President Obama Expresses Delight To Be In Jamaica

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has expressed his delight to be in Jamaica, and wishes for the deep relationship between the two countries to remain for generations. The President wrote in the Official Guest Book at Jamaica House on Thursday,  April 9, that it is his wish …

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President Barack Obama Arrives in Jamaica

It was at 7:30 pm this evening (April 8) that Air Force One touched down at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, bringing United States (US) President, Barack Obama to the nation’s shores. This historic visit marks the second to the island by a sitting US president. The first…

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President Obama Backs Govt’s Economic Reform Programme

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, is expected to indicate his strong support for the work being undertaken by the Jamaican Government to reform the country’s economy under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility. The President is scheduled to visit Jamaica from April 8 to 9,…

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US President’s Visit Should Deepen Relations with Region

The visit of the President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, and the meeting with Heads of State and Government of CARICOM, should deepen bilateral relations between the US and the region. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications at the White House, Ben Rhodes, said several areas of…

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