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Ambassador Vasciannie Stresses Gov’t’s Resolve to Stamp Out Scamming

first_imgJamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, says the Government of Jamaica is determined to stamp out the lottery scam.The Ambassador, who was addressing the annual scholarship and award gala of the Jamaican- American Bar Association’s (JABA) Northeast Chapter on Saturday (March 16) in Queens, New York, noted that the Government has implemented several measures to combat the illicit activity, which is primarily rooted in the western end of the island.He said that a comprehensive five-point plan has been rolled out, which includes public education and awareness, increased enforcement, enactment of new laws, strengthening of judicial and procedural rules, along with restitution for victims.The public awareness effort seeks to sensitise Jamaicans about the dangers of scamming and to encourage persons to report any such activity in their community.The Ambassador also noted that the United States (US) and Jamaican authorities are working closely to weed out the scammers.Ambassador Vasciannie, in the meantime, commended members of the JABA Northeast Chapter for providing legal services to many Jamaicans, as well as scholarships to Jamaican students and those of Jamaican parentage studying at the Norman Manley Law School and at American institutions.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, in a message, also hailed, the members of the association, noting that they have demonstrated that “they are not only concerned with their own achievements and successes, but are fully committed to the building of their homeland and improving the lives of our people”. She said that the Government is fully committed to taking the measures required for the sustained development and long-term prosperity of the nation, and pointed to the need for greater partnerships, renewed commitment and support from all Jamaicans, sectors and organisations, both at home and in the Diaspora.In her remarks, President of the JABA Northeast Chapter, Joan Pinnock, said the organisation has been successful in preventing a number of deportations, and returning one person to the US, who was deported.The 2013 Magistrate Award was presented to Jamaican Judge Stephen Drummond, who sits on the bench in Freeport, Connecticut, while the Barrister Award went to Jamaican Attorney Wayne Bennett, who practises in Philadelphia. The Jamaican Community Award went to Chairman of the Independence Celebration Foundation, Paulette Willoughby.The three recipients of the 2013 JABA education scholarships were: Shantel Smart, who attends Quinnipiac University of Law; Kellsie Barton from New York University School of Law; and Trichana Gray from the Norman Manley Law School.Among those in attendance were Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Herman Lamont; Former New York Councilwoman, Una Clarke; Founder of the JABA Miami chapter, Don James; and Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Pennsylvania, Dr. Alston Meade.The JABA Northeast Chapter, launched in January 2009, consists of eight attorneys of Jamaican birth or heritage, who practise in thetri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The not-for-profit association provides pro-bono legal services to reduce the number of Jamaican nationals deported each year, and grants funds to Jamaican students, who are pursuing law degrees. It is seeking to establish the JABA-NE Legal Defense Fund (JLDF) to assist persons in need of legal representation.By Derrick Scott, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Jamaica to Attend Heads of Government Meeting with US Vice President

first_imgJamaica is to participate in the upcoming Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting with Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on May 28.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said Cabinet has approved Jamaica’s delegation to the meeting, which will be headed by National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, who will represent Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.She told the weekly Jamaica House media briefing on May 22, that the meeting will be held on the same day that the Prime Minister will be returning to the island from Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, where she is attending the Special 50th Anniversary Summit commemorating the establishment of the Organization of African Unity.“The CARICOM/US meeting will last for two hours and will take the form of a discussion on regional and multi-lateral issues. It will be followed by a working luncheon as well as the presentation of a joint statement by the US Vice President and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago,” Minister Falconer informed.She also noted that the CARICOM/US meeting is being convened at the request of the United States to discuss important regional economic, social and political issues.She said that Minister Bunting will be supported by Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Sharon Saunders and members of the High Commission staff.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

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first_imgAndrew Kushnir Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Andrew Kushnir’s latest work, TOWARDS YOUTH: A PLAY ON RADICAL HOPE, made its debut on February 28 at Streetcar Crowsnest’s intimate Guloien Theatre. While the final product is a 2-hour examination of drama classrooms from around the world, Kushnir had to facilitate a detailed writing and editing process to bring months of research to the stage. Based on his and co-collaborator Dr. Kathleen Gallagher’s travels to schools in China, England, India, Greece, and at home in Toronto, Kushnir also incorporated contextual information from an international network of collaborators to develop an in-depth look into what’s happening in drama classes globally.With previous experience in documentary playwriting and an ongoing interest in how today’s youth fit into society, Kushnir’s focus was in bringing the real people behind the characters to life in a respectful, honest, and serious manner. “I think something that has been an ongoing practice in my work as an artist is recognizing how the voices of young people deserve more stages and deserve to be magnified in any way possible. I think we often think of them as being taught, but if we find new and better ways of listening young people can be teachers.”Kushnir’s working relationship with Gallagher, now nearly a decade long, leverages the similarities between both professionals’ studies and work. “Kathleen is paying attention to the way young people talk and the particulars of that – that’s the point of convergence where my form of theatre and her form of research share a lot of values and qualities.” The pair met while Kushnir’s play THE MIDDLE PLACE was on a 21-school tour, including it’s showing at a location where Gallagher was conducting research. When it came time for her to begin her Radical Hope research, she brought him onboard immediately. “She knew that I would have to go to India, to Taiwan, to Greece, to England, and to her site in Toronto to get a first-hand account of what she was seeing in the drama classroom.” Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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