Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Audrey Marks thanks the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States in a very hopeful Christmas message assuring them that better is in sight, while applauding their support of their home country throughout a rather difficult year. The Ambassador's full message is below. Dear Fellow Jamaicans in the Diaspora and Friends of Jamaica, I am delighted to convey warm greetings to you and your loved ones, on the occasion of this Yuletide se
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law a measure that limits the circumstances in which officers from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency can arrest Caribbean and other nationals on immigration violations at state courthouses. Cuomo said the Protect Our Courts Act (S00425A/A2176A) ensures that Caribbean and other immigrants can freely access the justice system without fear of being targeted by US federal immigration authorities. The legi
When officials at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center asked for staff volunteers to be among the first to take the coronavirus vaccine, Sandra Lindsay raised her hand. Because of lingering skepticism about the vaccine, even among some on her own staff, Ms. Lindsay, the director of critical care nursing, said she wanted to lead by example — particularly as a Black woman who understands the legacy of unequal and racist medical treatment and experimentation on people of color.
Jamaica Connect and the Embassy of Jamaica as part of it's renewed communications focused will use this platform to update Jamaicans about the latest USCIS and Immigration updates, changes and proposal. We will post applicable links for readers to peruse and take action where necessary. All information posted on this website is retrievable directly from the USCIS website. Click on each link below to see the latest updates. Some of the latest Policy Updates include; New Polic
A total of 13 Jamaicans arrived in the island from the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday morning after being deported amid strong campaigns and legal attempts to stop the controversial flight. The chartered flight with all male deportees arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport shortly after 7 am. The men are to be held at a hotel in the Corporate Area to facilitate health and security screening, according to reports. Read more from Loop Jamaica News.