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TERMINATING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION IS A VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND IT SHOULD END

There has been a practice in Belize under the two major political parties namely; the People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) for decades now, that when a new political party takes over the government they terminateRead More

Nominations open on Valentine’s Day for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA)

On February 14th nominations will open for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA): The first global and virtual Jamaica Diaspora peer award with completely online public nominations and public voting. The award was first launched in 2017 at theRead More

Butch Stewart The Enigma

The lionization of Gordon Butch Stewart; the recently departed Jamaican hotel mogul and businessman began as soon as news broke in his homeland; Jamaica. Frankly, I for one am at a loss or better yet, flabbergasted at the outpouring ofRead More

CCM and JDTAN partner to present – Virtual Research Day 2021

The Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) in collaboration with the Jamaica Diaspora Education Taskforce (JDETF) will host a Virtual Research Day, under the theme: Cultivating 21st Century Citizens for Global Impact; Research Matters! on Thursday, March 25, 2021. CCM PresidentRead More

Diaspora Citizen Safety Townhall featuring Jamaica’s Police Commissioner Antony Anderson presented by the Crime Consensus Monitoring & Oversight Committee (CMOC) and the Jamaica Diaspora Citizen Security and Safety Taskforce (JDCSAST)

11 January 2021 – The Consensus Monitoring & Oversight Committee (CMOC) has partnered with the Jamaica Diaspora Citizen Security and Safety Taskforce (JDCSAST) – one of the 15 sectoral task forces under the Jamaica Diaspora Task Force Network (JDTAN), toRead More

The Fatherless Can Become Empowered Fathers

“It is a personal goal of mine to empower fatherless youth to know that it is ok to share their story openly and without shame” My name is Dwayne Dyce but I wasn’t supposed to be “Dyce.” My twin brotherRead More

Diaspora Back to School Supplies Drive raises $14k

The Back To School Supplies Drive which ran from August 15 to September 12, 2020, was a huge success! Thanks to several Diaspora organizations, partners, and individual donors, donations exceeded approximately 14k USD and were used exclusively to purchase schoolRead More

GRANT PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE

An International Humanitarian Organization is offering grant-funding to public and private sector entities in the Caribbean and across the World. The Sovereign Kingdom of Manna says institutions that can benefit financially include Churches, Non-Governmental Organizations/NGOs along with well established privateRead More

BARBADOS AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE

The Government of Barbados has signaled its intension to recognize same-sex marriage. The CARICOM territory of 300,000 people says it will recognize a form of civil unions for couples of the same gender which will ensure that no human beingRead More

FORMER PNP CABINET MINISTER DR D.K. DUNCAN DIES

Former Cabinet Minister and General Secretary of the People’s National Party, PNP, Jamaica Dr Donald Keith (DK) Duncan died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. The 80-year-old Dentist was recovering in hospitalRead More

REV DEVERE NUGENT TAKES UP PASTORAL DUTIES AT EAST QUEEN STREET BAPTIST, KINGSTON

The historic East Queen Street Baptist Church, Downtown, Kingston will receive a new pastor on the first Sunday of October 2020. REV DEVERE NUGENT, who accepted the call of God to serve at East Queen Street, served the William KnibbRead More

Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development

September 14, 2020 – The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), the sector-based network with members across 21 countries, will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme Reflections from Our Partners: Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development.Read More

HOLNESS COMMITS TO BUILDING AN ACCOUNTABLE GOV’T DURING FIRST SPEECH AS PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has  committed to strengthening the government’s anti-corruption framework, as he seeks to maintain public trust. Mr. Holness who was speaking during his first address to the nation as Prime Minister, since his September 3 re-election,  notedRead More

The Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce rolls out a series of online Seminars

August 17, 2020 – The advent of the novel coronavirus has brought a halt to many pre-approved plans for 2020 and has made it virtually impossible to execute the usual health missions to Jamaica every year. The Jamaica Diaspora HealthRead More

Back to School Supplies Drive

Following the success of the COVID-19 Care package project which to date has distributed over 14,000 packages, JDTAN and partners will be supporting the  Crime Prevention and Community Safety branch of the Ministry of National Security’s Back-to-school initiative to provideRead More

Jamaican Organizations In Canada To Celebrate 58th Year of Independence

On August 6 – 8, 2020, Jamaican organizations across Canada will come together to celebrate Jamaica’s 58th year of Independence in a special three-day event! This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrations could not be held in person asRead More

PM Holness says Children Must not be discriminated Against

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness has expressed concerns about children who are discriminated against and are barred from attending school due to their hair style. His response came amid a court ruling on the case surrounding a seven-year-old JamaicanRead More

Buju Wins Jamaica Festival Song Competition 2020

Just in case you missed all the headlines, Buju Banton was voted the winner of the 2020 JCDC Festival Song Competition! The last time I was so excited about Festival was in 1984, which was also the year I migrated. IRead More

Federal investigators seize 81 vehicles bound for Venezuela in smuggling ring operation

The U.S. has seized 81 vehicles headed for Venezuela that were part of a smuggling ring which had deep rooted connections to political and wealthy individuals. Federal investigators announced Wednesday that they had seized the vehicles with a market valueRead More

Dream App Now A Reality: Jamaican Woman Develops Bible Quiz App

Living by her mantra, “I can do all things through Christ”, Author and Christian Minister, Shadeen Anglin, has ventured into the male dominated world of game app development, to create what she describes as the ultimate game for families. TheRead More

GIVING BACK THE LOTTERY CONTRACT TO BRADS A HUGE MISTAKE

When the United States became a country, education was not a priority for the government so it became a responsibility for the churches. The churches were also afraid of the government converting their children through different religious beliefs so theyRead More

Jamaican Cultural Connection Now Celebrates Ten Years Of Existence Amid Covid-19

By now everyone is aware of the devastation this virus has caused or could cause due to public gathering.  So, the venue of Zoom was the choice for this organization to meet, select, vote, and inaugurate a new president.  RosemarieRead More

A Response To Brian Plummer’s Letter On Venezuela

Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science The United States is in a Cold War with China and Iran – not Russia. China is now the richest country in the world because of the amount of goods they export toRead More

A gathering of historic proportions – Jamaica Diaspora day Live Online Virtual Celebration

A gathering of historic proportions, Jamaica Diaspora day was the first-ever virtual and global all-day event of this nature, which saw the broadcast and streaming of eleven (11) consecutive sessions throughout the day live on Jamaicans.com Facebook platform, OneLoveJamaica. EachRead More

The Clarendon-native and Florida resident is a multi-talented ordained pastor, with a passion and love for her culture

In the month of May 2020, the Jamaican Cultural Connection (JCC) inaugurated its new president, Rosemarie Roth. The Clarendon-native and Florida resident is an ordained pastor, with a passion and love for her culture. As the current leader for theRead More

FOR BELIZE TO BECOME A NATION THAT CAN MAXIMIZE ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL IN THIS WORLD BELIZEANS WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIPS MUST BE GRANTED ALL THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS OF BELIZE

The People’s United Party (PUP) have always been against granting Belizeans with dual citizenships who live in the United States their constitutional rights. On the other hand, the United Democratic Party (UDP), pretended as if they were in favor ofRead More

Time for the government of Belize to implement a plan to deal with the issue of mental health in our country

When I was growing up in Belize, the people that had mental problems were not treated with any respect and that is still happening today. Our government must educate our people about mental illness to reduce this disrespect. If theRead More

Jamaica Needs your Voice to Rise up in National and Unified Support

Like any country around the world, Jamaica must deal with problems like crime, corruption, educational inequality and economic uncertainty.  The systematic causes run along the same lines too. But the single most important factor in resolving societal challenges involves creatingRead More

Travel Authorization Protocols Now in Effect for Jamaican Nationals and Visitors

Travel authorization protocols are now in effect for Jamaican nationals and non- nationals arriving on the island. Speaking during a digital press briefing on Friday June 12, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that both categories of persons will require aRead More

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A VERY POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE?

The most powerful earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 temblor in Chile in 1960. A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting. A researcher at Tohoku University told the government’sRead More