• Chinese Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Mnister Johnson Smith

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, is introduced to Fan Jiang Hong, Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of China,  by His Excellency Niu Qingbao, Ambassador of China to Jamaica, during their Courtesy Call today (Wednesday March 16) at the Ministry’s offices.

  • Foreign Minister meets with Honorary Consul General of Turkey

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, reacts to being presented with the book "The Way Forward – Excellence with Purpose" by its author, Dr. the Hon. Arnold Foote, OJ, CD, JP, Honorary Consul General of Turkey to Jamaica and President Emeritus of the World Federation of Consuls, during his Courtesy Call on the Minister today (Wednesday, March 16) at the Ministry's New Kingston offices

  • MINISTER JOHNSON SMITH MEETS WITH EU MEMBER COUNTRIES

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday, (Wednesday, March 16) met with representatives of the European Union (EU) Member States, at the Ministry's New Kingston headquarters.

    Meeting with Minister yesterday were: Ambassadors Guy Sevrin, from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium and Ambassador Joachim Schmillen, from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; High Commissioner David Fitton, from the British High Commission; Ms. Carmen Rives, deputy head of Mission from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain and Mr. Gavin Tench, Counsellor, Political, Press and Information from the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos islands and the Cayman Islands.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade meets H.E. Guy Sevrin

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade meets H.E. Guy Sevrin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Jamaica, ahead of the Courtesy Call with European Union (EU) Member States at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade meets H.E. David Fitton

     Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade meets H.E. David Fitton, High Commissioner of the UK to Jamaica, ahead of the Courtesy Call with European Union (EU) Member States at the Ministry's New Kingston offices

  • Argentine Ambassador pays Courtesy Call on Minister Johnson Smith

    Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, received a Courtesy Call from His Excellency Ariel Fernandez, Ambassador of Argentina to Jamaica, on Tuesday, March 22 at the Ministry's Headquarters.
    The Minister discussed existing cooperation agreements between the countries, as well as possible expansions in the areas of sports and culture.

  • French Delegation calls on Minister Johnson Smith

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, greets His Excellency Jean-Michel Despax (left), Ambassador of France to Jamaica, while Phillipe Douste-Blazy, president of UNITAID and United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Innovative Financing for Development, looks on, before their Tuesday, March 15 meeting at the Ministry’s New Kingston Headquarters.  

  • Ambassador Moreno Calls on  Minister Johnson Smith

    Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, received her first Courtesy Call since assuming the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, from His Excellency Luis Moreno, Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Jamaica, yesterday (Wednesday, March 9) at the Ministry's Headquarters in New Kingston.

  • Dean Diplomatic Corp

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, in discussion with His Excellency, Dr. José Tomás Ares Germán, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica, during his Courtesy Call paid on the Minister, today (Tuesday, March 15) at the Ministry’s Headquarters.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade notes with concern, media reports of Jamaicans recently ill-treated and denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago. Senator, the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade called on the persons affected to make formal reports at the Ministry: "I was very upset by the accounts given in the video circulated on social media, but incidents like these must be reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade so that we can better represent your interests. We need you to give us information so we can support investigations."...
SALUTATIONS• Senator the Honourable Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information• Mr. Norman Allen, President , Jamaica Teachers' Association• Mr. Byron Farquharson, Secretary- General, Jamaica Teachers' Association• Mr. Leo Gilling, Chair , Jamaica Diaspora Education Taskforce• Dr Mark Nicely, Deputy Secretary-General , Jamaica Teachers' Association• Dr Renee Rattray, Director , Education Programmes, JN Foundation• Distinguished Guests• Ladies and Gentlemen...
SALUTATIONS• Senator the Honourable Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information• Mr. Norman Allen, President , Jamaica Teachers' Association• Mr. Byron Farquharson, Secretary- General, Jamaica Teachers' Association• Mr. Leo Gilling, Chair , Jamaica Diaspora Education Taskforce• Dr Mark Nicely, Deputy Secretary-General , Jamaica Teachers' Association• Dr Renee Rattray, Director , Education Programmes, JN Foundation• Distinguished Guests• Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning to you all.I must express my appreciation to the members of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force, the Jamaica Teachers' Association and other members of the Organizing Committee, for inviting me to participate in this Second Advancement in Education Summit. Today's event feels particularly special to me, as it is my first official engagement in my capacity as Minister with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs.
The global community is once again faced with a barbaric assault on innocent civilians caused by the dastardly acts of terrorist elements. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium as they seek to come to terms with this tragedy. The Government and people of Jamaica convey deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Belgium, now facing the aftermath of two cruel and deadly bomb attacks – the first which struck the Brussels National Airport at around 8:a.m. this morning and the second, following shortly after within the city's metro system in close...

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