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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.   

January 18, 2022

The youth from the volatile community of Jones Town and surrounding communities are set to benefit from a series of development and life skills training to help increase economic opportunities and reduce youth involvement in crime and violence. The training is being offered under the Hands and Hearts United project by the Jones Town/Craig Town Benevolent Society (JTCTBS) through funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

January 12, 2022

Through the USAID-funded Local Partner Development Activity, the objective of PYTP is to provide holistic and meaningful activities for young people in Jamaica in order to steer them away from a life of crime and violence.

December 1, 2021

While her son participated in the mentorship and counseling program, Kenneille benefited from the Parent Support and Training Program, implemented by the Clarendon Parish Development Committee with support from USAID. The counseling helped her control her anger and learn how to talk to her son without losing her temper. 

November 30, 2021

In 2003, under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States established its first efforts to combat HIV globally.  In 2009 PEPFAR created a regional HIV prevention and care program in the Caribbean. From the beginning, USAID has been a key USG agency implementing PEPFAR. In Jamaica, USAID provides assistance to JASL to ensure that treatment and care services are provided to targeted populations that are most in need, in order to control the HIV epidemic.

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Last updated: February 09, 2022

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