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Jamaican artist Paul Blackwood, right, explains his work to Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks, center, and fellow artist Courtney Morgan at the “Open House” exhibition which was put on display last month at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Nearly 100 oil-on-canvas paintings and prints depictingslices of Jamaican life, from urban and rural landscapes, human forms, still life items to abstract images, were part of the exhibition.

Lisa Bryant Smart, right, Jamaica’s acting consul general in New York, receives mementos depicting Falmouth, Jamaica from Lance Hall, director of Friends of Falmouth, after she officially launched the organization at the Jamaica Consulate in Manhattan, New York last month. The newly formed organization is aiming to encourage former residents of Falmouth to pool their resources and talents towards the improvement of their hometown.

Dian Holland, left, Jamaica Tourist Board’s business development manager - west United States, accepts the award for “Destination With The Highest Client Satisfaction, Caribbean” and “International Tourism Board Providing The Best Travel Advisor Support” from Valerie Chen,digital editor at TravelAge West. The awards took place at the 2019 TravelAge West Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence (WAVE) Awards Gala last month in California.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of State says Caribbean ambassadors and diplomats here have met with a senior official of the administration of President Donald Trump to discussing ways to improve access to catastrophe insurance to support disaster recovery across the Caribbean.

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