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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 15, 2016: One Caribbean nation was recently placed into a new economic classification by the World Bank. As of July 1, 2016, the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana no longer is classified as a low income economy. Instead, using the World Bank Atlas method, Guyana is now classified as an upper middle-income economy with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of between US$4,036 and $12,475.

Six-time Olympic champion, Jamaican-born Usain St. Leo Bolt. 

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. July 15, 2016: Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign. The national launch of the HeForShe Campaign in Jamaica is a collaborative event with partners, the United States Embassy to Jamaica, Respect Jamaica, UN Women Multi Country Office – Caribbean, Digicel Jamaica, the High Commission of Canada, the British High Commission and the EU Delegation to Jamaica.

The quiet little-known hillside community of Haddo in western Jamaica has remained unchanged for decades, with most commuters from the nearby tourist mecca of Montego Bay barely noticing the decades-old village signpost. But on January 22 2015, Haddo sparkled in the spotlight as hundreds of tourists, largely from Utah spent the day there planting 10 acres of high-grade organic ginger on land that two weeks earlier was dense weeds and bushes. Decked out in jeans, T-shirts, work boots or sneakers, caps, and farming gloves, teams of happy and enthusiastic visitors crawled through rows of dirt under the Jamaican sun to plant ginger several inches below ground level.

3 days of Sustainable and Organic Farming Workshops, Programs and Resources. 

The 64th Annual Denbigh Agricultural show, the oldest and largest agricultural event in the Caribbean, will take place in Clarendon, Jamaica from July 30 – August 1, 2016. The three-day event attracts over 100,000 patrons annually and provides exhibits and entertainment for Famers and their families. This year, the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force (JDAT) in partnership with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will host the Denbigh Symposium which is focused on workshops and training as part Denbigh.

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