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Launch of the Diaspora Mapping Exercise Website

The Government of Jamaica has long declared that its most precious asset is its people and, from as early as the first Biennial Diaspora Conference hosted here in 2004, stated its interest in creating a borderless Jamaica involving all our people, wherever they reside. One of the basic requirements to…

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Foreign Minister Pledges to Advance Country’s Relations in Climate of Peace

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, has pledged to work towards advancing Jamaica’s international relations, in a climate of friendship and peace. Senator Nicholson was speaking at a special service, held at the Church of the Open Bible in Kingston on  February 2, to…

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Foreign Minister Reaffirms Country’s Commitment to Regional Integration

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, is reaffirming Jamaica’s commitment to regional integration, emphasizing that the country is unequivocal in its support for the renewal of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “There is no turning back. Regional integration must be seen as an ongoing…

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Jamaica Cements Relations with International and Regional Partners

During 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, under the charge of Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, continued to cement its relations with international and regional partners, as it sought to improve foreign policy and trade prospects.  COMMUNITY OF LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES (CELAC) SUMMIT Early in…

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International Human Rights Day Message from Minister of Foreign Affairs

This year, Human Rights Day holds a special significance,as it coincides with the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th Anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is widely recognised as the common standard of achievement…

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Jamaica and Trinidad Outline Path to Improve Free Trade and Movement

Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement outlining the path to take in improving free trade and free movement arrangements between the two countries. The signing of the agreement follows two-days of talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. A.J. Nicholson, and his Trinidad and…

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Trinidad’s Foreign Affairs Minister says Jamaicans Not Being Targeted

Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Winston Dookeran, has assured that there is “absolutely” no profiling or targeting of Jamaicans by immigration officials in his country. Speaking at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, New Kingston, on December 3, Mr. Dookeran…

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Jamaica and Trinidad Agree to Find Solutions to Immigration and Trade Issues

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, and his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, Hon. Winston Dookeran, have vowed to find mutually beneficial solutions to the current immigration and trade impasse affecting both countries. Mr. Dookeran and his four-member delegation are on a two-day visit to…

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Minister Nicholson for COTED and CHOGM

Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade is to attend the 37th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), in Georgetown, Guyana, which runs from the 5th-9th November. The Ministerial of the 37th Regular Session of COTED, is scheduled for Saturday,…

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Senator Nicholson Hails Work of Jamaica-China Friendship Association

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, has hailed the work of the Jamaica-China Friendship Association in promoting and strengthening relations between the two countries. “Over the years, the work of the Jamaica/China Friendship Association has complemented the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and…

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