Jamaica Takes the Lead on the Sustainable Development Agenda at 70th UN General Assembly. A. J. Nicholson, Jamaica's Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, attended (along with his delegation) the 70th United Nations General Assembly. On the periphery of the General Assembly session, Minister Nicholson held multi-lateral talks with Foreign Ministers from Botswana, Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sudan. The goal of the discussions was to fortify relations and advance trade among the participant nations and Jamaica. Beyond discussions with the African and Arab ministers, Nicholson and other Caribbean community members will also meet with Sushma Swaraj, the Foreign Minister of India, in another series of talks.
As per news report dated September 18, 2015, as part of a plan to boost collaboration between the two countries, and reduce the number of illegal guns and ammunition possessed by the criminals under an aggressive "Get-the-Guns" campaign, a group of Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) members would be stationed in Haiti. The joint force, with a deeper tie between the JCF and Haitian police, will work together to disrupt and shrink the illicit drugs for guns trades within the countries. The operation will include more numbers of police presences on the roads, island-wide search, exchange of information and seizure operations, increasing the monitoring of coastlines, and greater use of police intelligence resources. Incentives will be provided to the police personnel and the police stations involved with the credits of seizures.
Jamaican officials reported that a major Jamaican suspect in a guns-for-drugs smuggling network between Haiti and Jamaica has been was killed last Friday in a confrontation with Haitian Police. The actual name of the suspect is unknown; he only goes by the alias name of "Mention".
The beautiful Haitian island of Ile-a-Vache is not only reputable for its beauty and touristic opportunities. It appears that the island is also known for its guns-for-drugs trade, also called guns-for-ganja trade. Ile-a-Vache has been identified by Jamaican police as a key location for guns-for-drugs trade operates between Jamaica and Haiti also known as guns-for-ganja trade.
As per latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings on 17 November 2013, Cuba has topped the Caribbean football squad table leaving behind Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. Cuba ranked 74th among the world football playing nations, followed by Dominican Republic 78th, Haiti 80th and Jamaica 82nd. Under the current ranking, Cuba gained by 10 points over the earlier FIFA Ranking but Haiti and Jamaica lose (-2) and (-4) points respectively.
Haiti is one among the oldest football playing nations in the Caribbean and one of the early participants in the World Cup qualifying tournament. Its present rank as per FIFA/Coca-Cola Zonal Ranking is 8th; the other countries in the same zonal ranking table include USA (1), Mexico (2), Costa Rica (3), Honduras (4), Panama (5), Cuba (6), Dominican Republic (7), Trinidad and Tobago (9) and Jamaica (10).
Here is the Video taken as Haitian president Michel Martelly was arriving in Jamaica on October 13, 2013.
The Haitian leader is conducting this visit with the objective to improve relationship and cooperation between the two Caribbean countries.
After the government of Jamaica abolished colonial-era punishments, the Obeah believers are optimistic that decriminalization of the Obeah practice will follow. The practice, which is similar in so many ways with the Haitian Voodoo was banned hundreds of years ago by the Jamaican government. Those who attempted the practice have been flogged or thrown to prison among other forms of punishment.
The idea to decriminalize a practice considered as black magic by many is already receiving criticism from many Christians in Jamaica. Jamaica is claimed to have the highest ratio of churches to citizens in the globe. In Jamaica Christianity is the dominant religion with people gathering in wide range of structures-wooden holding a small number of congregants to mega structures holding thousands of believers.
In late December 2010, the Jamaica Broilers unveiled plans to open an operation in Haiti for the production of chicken and chicken by-products to meet the growing need, made more dominant by the earthquake earlier that year, in the Haitian market for protein. Haitian Broilers was born shortly after, a US$2-$3 million dollar project.
In its initial stages, the venture was a partnership with a Haitian entity which saw the country receive feed from Jamaica and chicks from the United States. Described as a mission for gathering information, the company's vice-president, Donald Patterson, has recently said that the now, positively successful venture has surpassed the beginning stages of JA broilers at a corresponding time in its infancy.
If the outstanding performances of the Haitian soccer team did not impress you about our recent progress, here is another one peace of news that will demonstrate to you or anyone in doubt that Haiti may finally be on the path to success.
The latest Global Peace Index just released showed Haiti's improvement in overall peace is the third best globally beside Chad with the number one position and Georgia, number 2.
The yearly Global Peace Index report had showed an improvement of 15 slots, moving from 107 to 92 in the world.
Interestingly enough, in comparison to our Caribbean neighbors, Haiti has been the country with the greatest improvement in terms of peace over the past year. We are safer than the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, while moving closer and closer to be as safe as Cuba.
Since 2008 there has been a gradual fall in the global peace index with peace levels declining by 5%. Though the world as a whole has become less peaceful place to live in, Haiti has shown remarkable improvements in the global peace index. The country managed to jump up 15 slots in the world ranking list and now currently sits at position 92.
It has been found that the global decline in the peace levels is not a result of any external conflicts, i.e. conflict between countries. It is rather caused by internal conflicts. The improvements registered by Haiti are 3 best globally with Chad and Georgia booking 1st and 2nd spots respectively when it comes to overall improvements.
Guillaume Fabre Nocolas Geffrard or simply Fabre Geffrard was the 10th President of Haiti who sworn in as the head of the Republic in 1859 and stayed in power till 1867. Few of his important achievements include placating peasants through revival of state-owned land selling practice and he also ended the differences with Roman Catholic Church. As the schism was erased, the Roman Catholic Church eventually played a very crucial role in improving the education system in Haiti.
The first thing Fabre Geffrard did after coming to power was that he reduced the army size from 30,000 to its half at 15,000 and at the same time created presidential guards who were trained by Fabre Geffrard himself. In 1859, the National Law School was founded by him and the Medical School started by Boyer was reinstituted. Several lycea were established and modernized by his two ministers François Elie-Dubois and Jean Simon Elie-Dubois. In 1863, the colonial rule of building and maintaining roads were reintroduced. In 1861 African-Americans were allowed to settle in Haiti.
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