Tag: UK

#diGDiaspora: Photos from Soft Launch for Zierlich International Dialysis Centre, UK

The soft launch of the Zierlich International Dialysis Centre took place at the Jamaica High Commission, hosted by JAMPRO’s European Regional Manager, Laurence Jones. Andre Nelson, CEO of the Centre, and Dainty Cowell, Renal Specialist Nurse, explained that the Centre

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2016

Former High Commissioner To UK Urges Diaspora To Vote To Remain In EU. Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Returning To Live In Jamaica

The process of moving home can be daunting and exhausting but armed with the necessary information and a firm plan of action, the process can go fairly smoothly. Having worked in the shipping industry for several years, and personally taking

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 8, 2015

Smoking Ganja Is Still Illegal. With the view that there is wide-scale misunderstanding on the rules governing the smoking of ganja in public, some stakeholders believe more needs to be done to clearly outline the new regulations that came into effect

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Reggae Around The World – Europe

Where is the world’s biggest reggae festival held? If you thought that was in Jamaica, then you would have been wrong. Local festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute cannot hold a candle to the likes of Reggae Summer Jam

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UK Immigration And You

Prior to January 9, 2003, Jamaicans did not require visas to enter England. Mass Jamaican immigration to the colonial motherland began on June 22, 1948, as part of Britain’s post-war drive to recruit labour from the Commonwealth to cover employment shortages in

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#diG Number: 27.8 Million

In Jamaica, more than half of total remittance inflows come from the US, particularly New York and Florida, about one-fifth from the UK, about one-tenth from Canada, and about 7-8 per cent from the Cayman Islands. They are an essential source of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 18, 2014

Gomes Goes – JFJ Apologises For Sex Education Course, Former Executive Director Quits Board. With concerns mounting yesterday over the involvement of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in an explicitly worded sex-education programme, the human-rights lobby’s former executive director, Dr Carolyn Gomes,

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Famous Faces, Jamaican Roots

According to statistics, there are some three million Jamaicans or people of Jamaican descent living in other countries around the world. Quite a few of them have achieved popularity in a number of fields over the years, including politics and

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