Statement to be delivered by the Honourable Dr. Peter Phillips, MP, Minister of Finance and Planning of Jamaica to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13th to 16th July 2015
CARICOM’s Agricultural Arm & Minister Nicholson Discuss Increase in Intra-Regional Trade
Farwell Luncheon for Ambassador Silva and Signing of Visa Waiver
Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with Venzuela Foreign Affairs Minister
One Day Working Visit of Colombian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs & Vice Minister of Trade
Ambassador Margaret Jobson presents credentials to President Tomislav
Tribute to the Memory of Ambassador the Honourable Don Mills
Prime Minister's Statement on National Health Emergency
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade notes a report in the Sunday Observer of July 26, 2015 concerning the end of the contract of Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, former Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States of America.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade announces that His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States of America (USA) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), will demit office at the end of his three-year contract on 17th July, 2015.
The Ministry notes the news reports of early release of a Jamaican national incarcerated in Qatar. Nevertheless, the Ministry can confirm that up to today, 9th July 2015 the Jamaican national remained in custody.
The Ministry understands that there is provision in the Qatari legal system for the remission of three months sentence for each year to be served.
The Twenty-first Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 24, 2015, following the Monday, July 6 start of the closed meetings of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and the Finance Committee.