Category - Diaspora Engagement

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COVID couldn’t stop us, and it won’t

COVID couldn’t stop us, and it won’t Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (14 October 2021) — Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) a little-known Jamaican diaspora charitable organization, Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica (POGS) continued to raise funds under extremely difficult circumstances to support three charities in Jamaica. With a three-member board and a core group of dedicated committee members, though having to cancel its annual signature fundraising events in 2020 and...

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Remittances shield Jamaica from economic destabilization and social upheaval

Remittances shield Jamaica from economic destabilization and social upheaval Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (13 July 2021) — Social unrest in Cuba, reported widely in the media, should be a warning to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries that people of any nation will not hesitate to cast off past benefits of any social and economic order when current conditions spiral out of control. When the suffering of the people reaches a tipping point, it is easy for many to look outside and see the...

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Requirements for Meaningful Consultations on Jamaica National Diaspora Policy

Requirements for Meaningful Consultations on Jamaica National Diaspora Policy Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (03 Jan. 2019) — The current Government of Jamaica (GoJ) has announced it is well on its way to completing a long-awaited Jamaica National Diaspora Policy (JNDP), a project which appeared to have been close to completion when a draft was first presented by the former government to the 6th Biennial Diaspora  Conference in Montego Bay in June 2015 (2015 Conference). It appears from what...

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Questions I would have asked Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Questions I would have asked Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (29 Nov. 2018) — As a Host of CaribNation TV, I requested an interview with Jamaican Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness to take place during his visit to Washington DC from November 25-29, 2018. With the expectation that I would have the opportunity to sit down with the Prime Minister, I was asked to submit the subject areas for the interview which I provided in great detail. I was...

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Crime, Justice and Security in Jamaica and the Caribbean (CaribNation TV)

CaribNation TV: Host  – Ambassador Curtis A. Ward Guests:  Sha-Shana Crichton, Professor of Law and Wilfred Rattigan, Former FBI Agent Crime, Justice and Security in Jamaica and the Caribbean (Video) In an incisive discussion of “Crime, Justice and Security,” my guests – Law Professor Sha-Shana Crichton and former FBI Agent Wilfred Rattigan, Esq. – and I explored a number of issues which contribute to crime, deficiencies in the criminal justice system, and...

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Rep. Yvette Clarke Leads Efforts to Protect Haitians and other TPS Beneficiaries

Rep. Yvette Clarke Leads Efforts to Protect Haitians and other TPS Beneficiaries Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (21 November 2017) — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) is leading a bi-partisan effort in the U.S. Congress to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians, Central Americans and other TPS eligible nationals of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and to provide them with a path to permanent residency. Following on the expectation that TPS to Haitians would end January 2018...

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Jamaica Diaspora a Nation Builder – Voices from the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference

Jamaica Diaspora a Nation Builder  – Voices from the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference A CaribNation Production – with Interviews and Narration by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward CaribNation TV attended the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference and in this video provides a series of interviews with a number of the Jamaican Diaspora conference participants and representatives of the market place. Narration written by Ambassador Ward.   © 2017 Curtis A. Ward/The Ward Post CaribNation TV...

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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Urges Caribbean Community to Have a Voice in Washington

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Urges Caribbean Community to Have a Voice in Washington Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (18 Oct. 2017) — In a wide ranging Keynote Address to the Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (C-PAC) 12th Annual Patrons Luncheon in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 14, 2017, addressing issues from the response to the devastation left by hurricanes in the Caribbean to President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant and racist policies, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke...

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Rescinding DACA is Immoral: We are all in this together!

Rescinding DACA is Immoral: We are all in this together! Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (08 Sept. 2017) — When President Donald Trump turned back the clock by rescinding DACA it was perhaps the most immoral act of his presidency to date. If it wasn’t for a fact the majority of Americans are in favor of DACA, America, a country that prides itself in leading the world in setting moral standards, would be at the back of the line. In saying this, I acknowledge there are many countries around...

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P.J. Patterson, In His Own Words – Interview with CaribNation TV

P.J. Patterson, In His Own Words – Interview with CaribNation TV I sat down as CaribNation TV Host with the Most Honorable P. J. Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica at his New Kingston Office in Jamaica in July 2017 for a conversation which covered a broad range of issues.  This conversation with the former Jamaican Prime Minister occured while the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference 2017 was underway at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, attended by over a thousand Jamaicans...