US Embassy Jamaica
02/21/2017 at 14:22. Facebook
Good Morning, Jamaica! Have a great week!

Yesterday was celebrated #WorldDayofSocialJustice! World Day of Social Justice is an annual United Nations holiday which encourages people to look at how social injustice hampers efforts to eradicate poverty.

Tell us: How can you help advance social justice in your community?
US Embassy Jamaica
02/17/2017 at 19:39. Facebook
Holiday Closure Notice
The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is a federal holiday in the United States.

All parts of the U.S. Mission, including the Consular Section, Paul Robeson Information Resource Centre, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Peace Corps...
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US Embassy Jamaica
02/17/2017 at 14:39. Facebook
Good Morning, Jamaica! Have a fantastic Friday!

The heroes of the civil rights movement helped reduce the barriers that excluded African Americans from equal treatment. Here are some of their homes. #BlackHistoryMonth

Civil rights heroes and the homes they lived in | ShareAmerica
US Embassy Jamaica
02/16/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
Good Morning, Jamaica! Have a wonderful Thursday!

“No other American did more to lead our country out of the wilderness of segregation than Thurgood Marshall." - Fellow Supreme Court justice, Lewis Powell

Justice Thurgood Marshall was a major civil rights activist and noted jurist. He became the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court and was sworn in on 1967....
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US Embassy Jamaica
02/15/2017 at 17:22. Facebook
U.S. Embassy supports Jamaica Constabulary Force #LoveMeToLive Campaign. #EndVAM #HeForSheJA
US Embassy Jamaica
02/15/2017 at 17:04. Facebook
The U.S. Department of State is proud to host the eighth annual Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference in Washington, DC later this week. The conference will welcome approximately 200 students and faculty from almost fifty different HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institution (PBIs) across the United States. The goal of this conference is to provide students...
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Why We Love #HBCUsatState
US Embassy Jamaica
02/14/2017 at 15:46. Facebook
Good Morning, Jamaica! Have a terrific Tuesday!

USAID/Jamaica awarded a Cooperative Agreement to “Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) Secondary Early Entrepreneurial Development Activity (SEED)” for three years in the sum of $1,397,499. The goal of the JACE SEED program is to develop the entrepreneurial capacities of students enrolled in Grade 9 and some out-of-school youth in...
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The U.S. Embassy Kingston, through the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs held an official handover ceremony of 700 items of riot gears at the Department of Correctional Service Training Suite in Kingston on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Read more:
Good Morning, Jamaica! Wishing you a productive week!

The U.S. Postal Service honored Dorothy Height, whose work in education and on behalf of African Americans and women spanned seven decades. The stamp “will serve as a lasting tribute to her life and legacy of seeking equality and justice for all Americans, regardless of ethnicity, gender or race,” said Ronald Stroman, deputy postmaster...
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Postage stamp honors 'godmother of civil rights' | ShareAmerica
Violence against women and girls harms everyone!
Higher rates of violence against women occur in countries where traditional patriarchal practices subordinate women. Women may be secluded in the home, excluded from the labor market, and restricted from owning and inheriting property. Violence is so deeply embedded in many cultures that millions of women consider it an inevitable part of life....
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How to end violence against women and girls | ShareAmerica
2017-2018 Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship Program Opens

Applications for the Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship Program graduate degree in the United States are now open through May 19.

This program leads to a Masters degree from an American university. This international education exchange program was established by the Government of the United States of America with the objective of fostering...
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Renewables are the fastest-growing source of energy for electricity generation, with annual increases averaging nearly 3 percent from 2012 to 2040. Most of the increase is from non-hydropower renewable sources, with solar the world’s fastest-growing form of renewable energy.

Renewable energy is catching on worldwide | ShareAmerica
Sojourner Truth was an ardent abolitionist and a proponent of women's rights in the early 1840s. She was born a slave named Isabella Baumfree. She took the name of Sojourner Truth because she felt God had called her "to travel up and down the land, showing the people their sins and being a sign unto them."

Truth was self-educated and possessed a quick wit and a charisma that often drew large...
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Today, we've reached 6,000 followers on Twitter! Thank you for all your tweets, RTs and your interest in our discussions. Stay connected and follow us. #6000followers
Good Morning, Jamaica! Wishing you a great Tuesday!

Fruitful Opportunities for Fruitful Vale Primary School! On Friday February 3 USAID's Mission Director, Maura Barry-Boyle attended an official handover ceremony in Portland to commission a rain water harvesting facility; handover of grant support material and a tree planting exercise at the Fruitful Vale Primary School. The water harvesting...
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The USAID-funded Social Enterprise Boost Initiative Project (SEBI) hosted a gathering of hundreds of local social entrepreneurs and operators of social enterprises for the staging of the second National Summit for the social enterprise sector. The event, staged January 30-31, brought together a number of successful international social entrepreneurs and leaders of the social and solidarity...
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Historically black colleges are committed to social justice and view themselves as part of a historical legacy. But you don’t have to be black to attend a historically black college. #BlackHistoryMonth

The evolving roles of historically black colleges | ShareAmerica
Good Morning, Jamaica! Happy Birthday to Jamaican icon #BobMarley!

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the birth of one of #Jamaica’s legendary music icons, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley. Bob died at the age of 36, due to a long battle with cancer. Bob’s music has stirred the souls and provoked the minds of millions. He has forged a path of social consciousness, universal love, and world peace....
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Did you know that #Alabama is where the civil rights movement began?

Alabama is where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, and where Martin Luther King first came to national prominence as a civil rights champion. Read more: #BlackHistoryMonth

Alabama: Civil rights, music history, pecan pie | ShareAmerica
Good Morning, Jamaica! It's Friday...enjoy the day!

#AskUSEmbassy: Come prepared with everything you need for an immigrant visa

I was notified that my immigrant visa case is eligible for interview, and I’m expecting to interview at the Embassy soon. I already turned in all the necessary documents previously requested during the process. What else should I bring to my interview? Find out...
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