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Sheila Sealy Monteith Appointed New Jamaican Ambassador To Belgium

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday confirmed the appointment of Sheila Sealy Monteith as Jamaica’s Ambassador to Belgium and the permanent representative to the European Union and UNESCO. She will also serve as the non-resident ambassador to other European countries. She is currently the under-secretary for multilateral affairs in the ministry and […]

Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Not rootsy as music from the 1970s or commercial as sounds of the 1990s, dancehall music from the 1980s produced a number of original artists and sounds. Some are forgotten but others made a mark that continues to influence contemporary trends. New book released In October, British company Soul Jazz Records released Dancehall: The Rise […]

Sheila Sealy Monteith Appointed New Jamaican Ambassador To Belgium

IMF Praises Jamaica’s Performance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given high marks for Jamaica’s performance under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the Fund, saying “commitment to the economic reform programme remains strong”, with “economic indicators at historical highs, supported by a favourable macroeconomic environment”. In its recently released 70-page review of Jamaica’s economic performance, the IMF notes that […]

Sheila Sealy Monteith Appointed New Jamaican Ambassador To Belgium

Jamaica elected to UNESCO board

PARIS, France — Jamaica has been elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO following a successful campaign led by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange. The elections took place today during the 39th General Conference of UNESCO now underway in Paris, France. The 58-member Executive Board focuses on the development of […]

Sheila Sealy Monteith Appointed New Jamaican Ambassador To Belgium

Ambassador Marks Launches Jamaica Roots Competition

Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, has announced the launch of a competition called Jamaica Roots aimed at nationals in the US who have lost connection with their homeland. The competition, which will run from November 5, 2017 to February 4, 2018, provides the opportunity for Jamaican-Americans to win a trip […]

Sheila Sealy Monteith Appointed New Jamaican Ambassador To Belgium

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