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09.10.2020. - NEW TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS STARTING FROM 10.10.2020.
06.08.2020. - JAMAICA 58th INDEPENDENCE DAY - “Jamaica 58 Resilient and Strong”
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Annually, over the past 57 years the period between the last weeks of July and the first half of August, highlighted on Independence Day August 6, has been a period of impressive celebration in Jamaica as the nation celebrates its independence from Britain with a variety of events known as the Jamaica Festival...


01.08.2020. - JAMAICA COVID 19 - TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION over the period August 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020
JAMAICA COVID 19 - TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION

All persons travelling to Jamaica require a Travel Authorization document. A Travel Authorization is NOT required to book your flight. It is however a requirement for check-in and boarding and the airlines will not allow passengers to board without it. In order to obtain a Travel Authorization document, persons ordinarily resident in Jamaica (nationals as well as non-nationals resident by virtue of marriage, work permit, etc.) should apply at https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/immigration.html and non-residents at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization.

27.07.2020. - Buju Banton Wins 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition
Buju Banton

The Festival Song Competition in Jamaica began in 1966. and was conceptualised to give Jamaicans a feel-good vibe at Independence time.
This year, Buju Banton has won the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition with his entry 'I am a Jamaican'. Buju emerged the winner from a field of 10 finalists. This year, there were more than 250 entrants.

Enjoy the 'I am a Jamaican' winning song .

16.06.2020. - Jamaican Diaspora Day 2020
Jamaican Diaspora Day 2020

This year, 2020, is the 17th anniversary of the day a resolution was proposed during the first Jamaica Diaspora Conference in 2004. It was declared a year later by Jamaica’s late Governor-General, Sir Howard Cooke, and is now celebrated annually.

Jamaicans worldwide will join together to celebrate Jamaica Diaspora Day with a full day of virtual sessions.

Happy Diaspora Day!

May 2020. - CONTROLLED RE-ENTRY OF JAMAICAN RESIDENTS STRANDED OVERSEAS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MARCH-APRIL 2020. - SEE YOU SOON!
01.04.2020. – JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD MARKS 65 YEARS
JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE DAY

KINGSTON, JAMAICA- The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is 65 years old! April 1 2020 cements 65 years since the JTB has served as Jamaica’s national tourism agency. As the national agency tasked with the responsibility to market Destination Jamaica, the JTB engages in intensive promotions to attract travellers to the island.

March 2020. - JAMAICA IS THE NO. 1 DESTINATION BY THE CHOICE OF THE TRAVELLERS – TRIPADVISOR
JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE DAY

Travellers made their choice again! Jamaica is the 1st on the list of destinations in the Caribbean.
For more information, see: www.tripadvisor.com/.

06.02.2020. – BOB MARLEY 75. BIRTHDAY
BOB MARLEY 75 BIRTHDAY

On February 6th, 1945. Bob Marley was born.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, the Consulate organized a get-together at the Metropolis Club for all fans of Bob Marley’s music.


09.01.2020. – JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE DAY
JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE DAY

Have a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee today in celebration of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day!

01.01.2020. JAMAICA IN 2019.
14.12.2019. – JAMAICA’S TONI-ANN SINGH IS MISS WORLD 2019.
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Last night in London, planet received new Miss World, Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh.

Twenty-three-year-old Jamaican, Toni-Ann Singh has been named Miss of the World for 2019, with more than 100 women competing for the title.

Toni-Ann Singh recently graduated from Florida State University and her dream is to become a doctor, her particular talent is singing.

13.12.2019. – THE TOP 20 DESTINATIONS FOR 2020. ACCORDING TO FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

If you seek travel inspiration to kick off the new decade, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors curated a wanderlust-inciting list. To see which destination will have their moments in 2020. check the following link: link.

Jamaica is among them!

11.12.2019. – ONLINE APPLICATION TO RENEW ADULT JAMAICAN PASSPORT
ONLINE APPLICATION TO RENEW ADULT JAMAICAN PASSPORT

Adult holders of Jamaican passports issued after September 2001. can renew their travel documents online. The system can be used by local citizens, but even more important it will provide a greater benefit to Jamaicans living overseas, who will now experience a faster turnaround time.

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) launched its online portal for passport renewal.

All details can be found at: LINK.

05.11.2019. – MANAGING DIRECTOR of JAMAICA STOCK EXCHANGE IN BLOOMBERG
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Earlier this year, Jamaica's Stock Exchange was once again ranked by Bloomberg as the number one performing Stock Exchange. Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange sat down with Bloomberg to discuss the factors behind the Jamaica Stock Exchange's top-performance, and the drive by the Exchange to keep growing strong.

More details: link.

10.08.2019. - CELEBRATION OF JAMAICA 57TH INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SERBIA
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The Consulate celebrated Jamaica 57th Independence Day during 15th Rock Village Festival on Saturday, August10th in Banatski Sokolac.

This year, appart from having a stand where we were promoting Blue Mountain coffee, Jamaican rum and other Jamaican items, we took part in a new activity which occured during the day - Promotion of National Cuisines ...


06. August 2019. JAMAICA, HAPPY 57th YEAR of INDEPENDENCE!!!
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This year Jamaica is celebrating 57th year of Independence.

The celebration in Serbia will this year occur on Saturday, 10.08.2019. at Rock Village Festival in Banatski Sokolac (www.rockvillage.org).
The festival became famous in 2008. when Bob Marley’s statue - the first and only one on European soil, was unveiled.
During the day we will promote Jamaican cuisine, coffee and we will sell Jamaican items.

Join us!

5. Jun, 2019. – JAMAICAN STUDENTS GRADUATES AT MEDICAL FACULTY/UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Dr. Danielle Williams

We are very proud to announce that Ms. Danielle K. Williams, now Dr. Danielle K. Williams, is first Jamaican student from “World in Serbia” project to graduate at Medical Faculty of University of Belgrade...


APRIL, 2019 - JAMES BOND IS BACK IN JAMAICA
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The world's most famous film franchise was launched at iconic Golden Eye resort in St Mary, Jamaica. It is the former home of James Bond creator, British author Ian Fleming, where he wrote the 12 novels and two collections of short stories.
Jamaica and James Bond have an inextricable link. The first film Dr No (1962), and Live and Let Die (1973) were shot here and now Bond 25 is back in Jamaica.
The new film, which is still untitled, is directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga and the role of James Bond will once again play British actor Daniel Craig, which will be his final role as the famous spy.


14.03. - 21.03.2019 – Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi
Specijalne olimpijske igre u Abu Dabiju

Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of People of Determination with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.
This year, in Abu Dhabi, 190 countries and 7500 athelets participated in 24 sports...


March 2019 - AGAIN THIS YEAR JAMAICA IS THE NO. 1 DESTINATION BY THE CHOICE OF THE TRAVELLERS – TRIPADVISOR
JAMAICA EXPO

Travellers made their choice again this year! Jamaica is the 1st on the list of destinations in the Caribbean.

For more information, see: www.tripadvisor.com


09.12.2018. – 17th IWC CHARITY BAZAAR
IWC CHARITY BAZAAR

The 2018. IWC Charity Bazaar was held on December 9th, 2018. This year 32 countries participated. Consulate had a booth and we were promoting Blue Mountain coffee, Jamaican rum, Red Stripe beer and other Jamaican items. Stand was decorated with some items from the Consulate, TV with Jamaica promo video and Bob Marely music was playing all day long. Visitors could also collect free brochures about Jamaica and its tourist attractions. Portions of Jerk chicken with rice and Red Stripe beer were sold very quickly and prepared Blue Mountain coffee went very well too.


01.-06.08.2018. JAMAICA 56 - Independence Festival Village
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The best of Jamaica's culture will be on show at the Independence Festival Village, to be staged at the National Arena, in Kingston.

The village, which opens to the public at 12:00 noon daily, will feature a number of family friendly activities, including booth displays, food courts, lunch hour concerts and a children's village.

People in the Diaspora are being invited to enjoy live stream performances on the JCDC website: www.jcdc.gov.jm and join in the celebrations on its social media platform, Twitter@jcdcjamaica #Jamaica56 #OneLoveOneFamily.

The Independence Village is part of activities to mark Jamaica's 56th year of Independence under the theme: 'One Love...One Family'.

Video with general announcement and program:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgpGrz5XTAk
12.-14.06.2018. JAMAICA INVESTMENT FORUM was held
JAMAICA INVESTMENT FORUM

The Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) was held from June 12 – 14, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

JIF 2018 provided a unique opportunity for investors and business executives to discover new business ventures across multiple sectors, including:
Outsourcing l Logistics l Tourism l Agriculture l Manufacturing l Energy

More details about the Forum itself at: jamaicainvestmentforum.com

More highlights
23. and 24.06. - AFRO FESTIVAL 2018.
AFRO FESTIVAL 2018

As in the previous five years, Consulate participated in the Afro Festival at the Museum of African Art. This year we were guests on Saturday and Sunday at Durbar Day. We had a stand and sold served Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, Jerk Chicken...


13.06.2018. in “Informer” - IMPRESSIONS ABOUT JAMAICA - FAMOUS SERBIAN ACTOR ANDRIJA MILOSEVIC
JAMAICA EXPO
JAMAICA’S NEW AREA CODE
JAMAICA EXPO

Starting from 31.05.2018. Jamaica will have new area code - 658.

The previous area code 876 will remain operational.


27.04. – 01.05.2018. – NATURAL MYSTIC REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL, Zdreban, Gornji Milanovac
JAMAICA EXPO

This year, Consulate of Jamaica is the sponsor of the 5th Natural Mystic Reggae Festival, which will be held from 27.04. until 30.04.2018. on the hill Ždreban, near Gornji Milanovac.

On Saturday 28.04.2018. at 17h, in the gymnasium "Takovski Ustanak" in Gornji Milanovac Danielle Williams, Venneisha Myers and Ayuki Carter, Jamaican students in Serbia, will hold a presentation about Jamaica.


April 2018. – Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin Germany - New Telephone Number for Emergency Consular Assistance Only
JAMAICA EXPO

In light of recent events (terrorist attacks and otherwise) in Germany, and the rest of Europe, Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin, Germany allocated a mobile phone to deal with Emergency Cases Only.

Please note that the number is +49 171 540-0586

Again, notice that it is to be used for emergency purposes only.


April 2018. – “JOIN ME IN JAMAICA”
JAMAICA EXPO

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is currently releasing an online video series called “Join Me In Jamaica”, which showcases key influencers and experiences on Jamaica.

They have already released two videos:
1. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH__Khlpq-s
2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS_h77o5I1M

Please note that the plan is to release a new video every Thursday, up to a total of between 7 – 10 videos, on their official YouTube channel:
www.youtube.com/user/MyJamaicaJTB

ENJOY and JOIN ME IN JAMAICA!


March 2018 - JAMAICA IS THE NO. 1 DESTINATION BY THE CHOICE OF THE TRAVELLERS – TRIPADVISOR
JAMAICA EXPO

Travellers made their choice! Jamaica is the 1st on the list of destinations in the Caribbean.

For more information, see: www.tripadvisor.com


06.08.2014. - SHORT CLIP FROM THE CELEBRATION OF 52 YEARS OF JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA
15.02.2018. - SERBIA ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITIZENS OF JAMAICA
JAMAICA EXPO

The Serbian government passed a decision to abolish visas for entering the Republic of Serbia to Jamaican citizens.

Citizens who have Jamaican passport may stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia up to 30 days from the date of entry into the country for a period of one year.

This decision came into force on February 15, 2018.


03.12.2017. 16th IWC CHARITY BAZAAR
JAMAICA EXPO

The 2017. IWC Charity Bazaar was held on December 3rd, 2017. This year 35 countries participated.

Consulate had a booth and we were promoting Blue Mountain coffee, Jamaican rum and other Jamaican items. Stand was decorated with some items from the Consulate, TV with Jamaica promo video and Bob Marely music was playing all day long.


19. - 22.04.2018. - JAMAICA EXPO "Engage. Connect. Do business"
JAMAICA EXPO

Expo Jamaica, the largest biennial trade show of the Caribbean hosted by the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) in partnership with JAMPRO.
For more information, the buyers are encouraged to visit www.expojamaica.com.jm for more information, including access to discounts on airfare and hotel accommodation.


11.- 12.08.2017. – CELEBRATION OF JAMAICA 55th INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SERBIA
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The Consulate celebrated Jamaica 55th Independence Day during 13th Rock Village Festival on August 11th and 12th this year.
The festival and celebration were held in village of Banatski Sokolac, some 80 km from Belgrade. The venue was appropriate as the festival and the village itself became famous in Serbia and abroad in 2008 after a statue of late Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley was erected. Since this statue is the only one in Europe the village is quite known to all Jamaica lovers and Bob Marley fans.


21.08.2017. - VOTE JAMAICA FOR INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION COUNCIL Category “C” 2018-2019
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JAMAICA is a maritime state. Election to the IMO Council will provide Jamaica with the opportunity to further contribute to ensuring equity and consensus in decision-making within the IMO. Jamaica’s membership on the Council will ensure that the interests of the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developing Countries (LDCs) continue to be adequately represented and defended within the IMO. Elections will be held during the 30th Regular Session of the IMO, slated to be held in London, UK, during the period 27th November to 8th December 2017.

For more information visit web site: www.jamaicaforimo.com


29.07. - 07.08.2017. THIS YEAR JAMAICA CELEBRATES 55 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

THIS YEAR JAMAICA CELEBRATES 55 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE.........JOIN US!!!!!!

02.07.2017. - AFRO FESTIVAL 2017.
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As in the previous four years, Consulate participated in the Afro Festival at the Museum of African Art. We had a stand and sold served Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Rum, caps, bracelets, magnets, T shirts, bags, keychains, coasters and badges. Our special guest this year was Ms. Keisha Kal Witter, Counselor at the Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin.


02.12.2016. - DEL ARNO BEND CONCERT IN THE BELGRADE YOUTH CENTER
DEL ARNO BEND

Under the auspices of the Consulate of Jamaica in Serbia, Del Arno Band performed a concert with which it marked the first 30 years of career.

Del Arno Bend is the first author's reggae roots band in this region, and the founders, brothers Vladan and Jovan Matic, in 1986, represented a serious curiosity on the domestic rock scene, as DAB was simply the only band of such musical direction. CONGRATULATIONS DEL ARNO!

The consulate of Jamaica had a stand for this occasion where we gave away flyers and flags. Jamaican students in Belgrade were delighted to attend this event.


02.12.2016. - Usain Bolt Wins IAAF World Athlete of The Year Award
Usain Bolt Wins IAAF World Athlete of The Year Award

Usain Bolt is the 2016 Male World Athlete of the Year, winning a sixth IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award. The 9-time Olympic champion was named on Friday, December 2, at the IAAF Athletics Awards hosted at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco.

07.-18.09.2016. - Team Jamaica in XV Paraolympic Games in Rio
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At the XV Paraolympic Games 3 Jamaican athletes will take part and they will compete in one sport - athletics in 4 events. The team of three competitors comprising Alphanso Cunningham, Shane Hudson and Dana-Gaye Weller will fight for Black, Green and Gold coloures.

More about Team Jamaica: www.jamaicaolympics.com


06.08.2016. – „MAJKA JAMAJKA“ in the show “Oko magazin” at Serbian National TV, today at 6.20PM
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The show talks about life in Jamaica, athletes, music, nature, food, etc. More about the show you can find at the following link.
Today at 6.20pm on the Serbian National TV station.

21.08.2016. JAMAICA AT THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
TIM JAMAJKE JE POBEDIO U TRCI 4x100m

Jamaica has won 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


20.08.2016. – TEAM JAMAICA WON 4x100m
TIM JAMAJKE JE POBEDIO U TRCI 4x100m

The Jamaican team who won gold medal in 4x100m are athletes: Yohan Blake, Nickel Ashmeade, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt. With this gold, Bolt bacame the only man on the planet who has ever won three times in a row at the Olympics, gold medal in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m race.


19.08.2016. USAIN BOLT - THIRD CONSECUTIVE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL 200m
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The star of Jamaica Usain Bolt, won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men's 200m sprint race, with a time of 19.78 seconds.


18.08.2016. – ELAINE THOMPSON WINS Gold in Women’s 200m
ELAINE THOMPSON

Elaine Thompson has won gold in the Women’s 200m at the Rio Olympics and became the first Jamaican female 200m and 100m Olympic champion at an Olympics and the second woman in history to achieve the Olympic sprint double title ...


17.08.2016. OMAR MCLOUD - 110M HURDLES GOLD MEDAL
ELAINE THOMPSON

Congratulations to Omar McLeod on his historic win of the Men's 110m Hurdles in Rio.


14.08. 2016. – ELAINE THOMPSON - GOLD MEDAL 100m
ELAINE THOMPSON

Elaine Thomson won gold medal in the 100 meters race in the women's competition, with the time 10.71, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won third place with a time 10.86.


13.08.2016. – USAIN BOLT - GOLD MEDAL 100m

Usain Bolt once again confirmed that he is definitely the fastest man in the world and this victory he dedicated to all Jamaicans.
OThis is his historic third consecutive victory in the 100m, and the time is an impressive 9.81 sec.


06.08. 2016. – JAMAICAN INDEPENDANCE DAY – 54 years

Jamaica will celebrate 54 years of independence with a number of activities that have been announced to take place throughout the island, from 31 July to 6 August. This year's theme is "Let's Get Together and Feel Alright".

Join us, we'll take you on a long, arduous journey to Jamaica's emancipation from the original settlers of Jamaica Tainos to the Spanish invasion, which led to the extermination of Tainos to the British conquest, fateful crossing of slaves from Africa, slavery and freedom.

Related Links:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9NnP7DHkQ
www.emancipendence.weebly.com


05.-21.08.2016. – XXXI SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016.
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At the XXXI Summer Olympic Games, 59 Jamaican athletes will take part and they will compete in four sports disciplines: athletics, gymnastics, swimming and diving ...


15.06.2016. – AFROFESTIVAL 2016
AFRO FESTIVAL 2016

As in the previous three years, Consulate participated in the Afro Festival at the Museum of African Art. We had a stand with the exibition of Jamaican things and sold served Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee ...


MARCH 2016. – JAMAICA IS TRAVELERS CHOICE for 2016. - TRIPADVISOR

Jamaica as a preferred choice of travelers for many years, is proud to be appointed among the top 10 island destinations in the world, according to TripAdvisor. Click here to see what TripAdvisor says about Jamaica.


05.02.2016. – BOB MARLEY 71st BIRTHDAY

Consulate organized gathering with Jamaican students with lunch, drinks and music to celebrate his 71st birthday.