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April 20, 2022

How one Jamaican is renewing the minds of her fellow countrymen to conserve and preserve energy, one installation at a time.

Thirty two year old Zahra Ennis admits that she has gotten accustomed to the constant questions and concerns when she carries out specific duties of her job. Questions such as “Are you going to go on the roof?” “Do you not have anyone to help you?” “Are you sure you know what you are doing?”

March 30, 2022

In 2017, LaShawndla connected with the USAID- supported Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI). The SEBI program helps microenterprises increase employment, investment, and revenue within target communities across Jamaica in a socially responsible manner, helping them to transition from micro business into small and medium businesses.

private sector covid 19
February 28, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded grants totaling USD $600,000 to nine private sector health organizations to support administration of COVID-19 vaccines across the island. The grants are designed to support the Ministry of Health & Wellness’ Outsourcing of Vaccination Administration Plan.

Photo showing Jamaica and USG official at a signing ceremony
February 25, 2022

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a major new, joint initiative with the Ministry of National Security (MNS) to prevent youth crime and violence.

February 9, 2022

In celebration of  International Day of Women & Girls in Science 2022, we recently chatted with our very own Jannelle James who is the project management specialist for energy and the mission environment officer for USAID/Jamaica. In this male dominated field, Jannelle spoke about her journey and obstacles she faced as a female while pursuing her dream in engineering, science and energy.   

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Last updated: April 20, 2022

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