Belize Assumes the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council. 

Washington, D.C., 12th January 2017. The Permanent Representative of Belize to the Organization of American States (OAS), H.E. Patrick Andrews today assumed the Chairmanship of the Permanent Council of that hemispheric institution.

Visual Artists who are hoping to have their work featured in the 2017 national exhibition of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition, and thus be a part of the national Jamaica 55 Celebrations need to meet the Friday, January 27 deadline for entries, says Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Stephen Davidson. Organized by the JCDC, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition is Jamaica’s primer national visual arts competition, welcoming entries from sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramists and fibre artists alike.

A Diaspora organization called Farm Up Jamaica has launched a groundbreaking new business partnership program called SHOP FI A CAUSE (Shop For a Cause). Through this program, participating businesses can fulfill their social responsibility by contributing a tax-deductible percentage of their sales to the Farm Up Jamaica charity. Farm Up Jamaica Ltd. is a New York based non-profit organization which was founded and is being funded by Jamaicans living in North America. Its Executive Director is Neil Curtis. The organization’s main objective is to reduce the importation of foreign food to Jamaica by strategically farming produce which are currently being imported, and increasing export of high quality organic, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) produce.

Vibrant festival season extending more than a month culminates February 26–March1. 

NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2017) – Excitement is building for Carnival Season in Martinique, the annual month-long celebration that culminates with a wild series of colorful street parades, parties, concerts and more February 26–March 1, 2017.

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