Category - Jamaican Diaspora

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Lisa Hanna speaks on Jamaica foreign policy, Caribbean leadership, and Diaspora engagement

Lisa Hanna speaks on Jamaica foreign policy, Caribbean leadership, and Diaspora engagement (Exclusive Interview with the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP, member of Jamaica Parliament) Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (05 July 2020) — In this exclusive interview with the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP (SE St. Ann), member of the Jamaica Parliament and Opposition Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ms. Hanna shared her perspectives on a number of issues of great importance to Jamaica and members of...

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Caribbean Diaspora aroused with show of discontent

Caribbean Diaspora aroused demonstrating discontent Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (04 December 2019) — Discontent within Caribbean diaspora communities is growing in intensity. To most governments in the region, peaceful demonstrations on the streets far removed from the homeland are viewed as non-threatening and inconsequential, thus easily ignored and dismissed. But they should take heed! What they see is only the tip of the iceberg. Traditionally, diaspora’s passionate patriotism has...

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CaribNation TV Video presentation of JNA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

CaribNation TV Video presentation of JNA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration In a previous report, The Ward Post provided a narrative of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Jamaican Nationals Association of Washington DC fifty years of service to the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States. TWP is pleased to provide here CaribNation TV’s video presentation of the event produced by Larry Sindass, Founder and Producer of CaribNation TV.

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A Leadership Imperative: Preserving Our Voice

A Leadership Imperative: Preserving Our Voice Response to community on Global Jamaica Diaspora Council Akelia A. Maitland At the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference (June 16-20, 2019) in Kingston, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) Jamaica introduced the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) as the successor body to the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board (JDAB). Thus far, throughout consultations, members of the Northeast USA community leadership have expressed either...

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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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Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean?

Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean? Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (23 Dec. 2018) — I pose this question to the governments of sovereign countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy? The Trump Administration is determined, working overtly and behind the scenes, to blunt China’s economic and political expansionism in the hemisphere. Curbing China in all regions of the world is a policy of the Trump...

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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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The Immigrant’s Challenge: One Love–One Family

The Immigrant’s Challenge: One Love–One Family Ambassador Curtis A. Ward  [Keynote Speech at Rochester Jamaican Organization celebration of Jamaica’s 56th Anniversary of Independence, 20th July 2018] ( 24 July 2018) — Your celebration falls almost mid-way between the 242nd anniversary since American patriots issued the Declaration of Independence and the 56th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from England, August 6, 1962. You have found a way to kill two birds with one...

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Conversation with Earl Jarrett – CEO of JN Group and Chair of Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference 2017

Conversation with Earl Jarrett – CEO of JN Group and Chair of Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference 2017 Ambassador Curtis A. Ward, Host – CaribNation TV (20 Sept. 2017) — In a wide-ranging conversation on the role and importance of the Jamaican Diaspora to Jamaica, Mr. Earl Jarrett, CEO of JN Group, who was chairman of the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference 2017, provided an approach which should find resonance with members of the Diaspora; and which offers specific ideas for the way...

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The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief : Vol. 2. No. 4. (July – August 2017)

The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief Vol. 2. No. 4. (July – August 2017) The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief brings together in one convenient location a synopsis of, and links to the TWP blogs posted during the two previous months. U.S. Sanctions won’t stop Venezuela Bleeding: Will the UN Security Council Act Responsibly?  (08/31/2017) by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward writes, “The targeted sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuelan individuals and entities will not be sufficient...