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9th March 2015 Kingston, Jamaica

A Commonwealth for the future

Guest blog by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State for the Commonwealth We all know that the Commonwealth has a long and distinguished history. More than 1.7 million Commonwealth men and women gave their lives in two World Wars, defending the free world. But no organisation can be complacent. The Commonwealth must […]

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21st August 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

My Chevening Experience : Glenn Edward McPhee

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My academic pursuit at the University of Buckingham was dominated by intellectually stimulating lectures and tutorials. The MA in Security and Intelligence Studies, offered a unique degree of practitioner-led expertise to relate academic and historical analyses of contemporary security and intelligence environments in Western democracies, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

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16th June 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

“Go de R**s to sleep…” & other memories of Calabash

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I have been to literary festivals in the UK – usually in rain soaked parts of England.  This was my first time at Calabash.  Jamaica’s biannual literary event is more than a festival.  And also less.  It is two and a half days of readings, interviews and performances by Caribbean and non-Caribbean writers set against […]

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3rd February 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

The UK Bribery Act

A key message that we have been working on is spreading the word that a clear nexus exists between strong institutions, an effective rule of law and transparency, on the one hand, and economic growth, on the other.

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10th October 2013 Kingston, Jamaica

The Death Penalty in the English Speaking Caribbean: A Jamaican Perspective

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When the English-speaking Caribbean countries attained independence in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, their new sovereign Constitutions contained Bills of Rights which created a new and critical opportunity for attacking the death penalty. Each of these Constitutions now contained fundamental rights guarantees against cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment or treatment and in favour of fair trials.

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12th September 2013 Kingston, Jamaica

COMMUNITY OUTREACH THROUGH SPORTS

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When you think of SPORTS , what often comes to mind is a favorite team, players or a game. Not uncommon, would be thoughts of physical activity and possibly leisure time. However, sports has far outgrown such limiting boundaries, and is now widely accepted as possibly one of the strongest agents of community development

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4th March 2013 Kingston, Jamaica

Women in the Foreign Office: Heather Cowley

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we are featuring the stories of women who work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Meet Heather Cowley – she’s a Rapid Deployment Team and Cryptographic Support Officer who provides invaluable technical expertise to keep our FCO IT systems secure and enable our diplomats to keep in […]

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5th February 2013 Kingston, Jamaica

Steps to go GREEN

Jamaica may be facing a drought over the next few months – or at least lower than normal rainfall, and the British High Commission has started to prepare now, by taking steps to cut water consumption at its premises in Trafalgar Road. We are adjusting all the taps so that the flow of water will […]

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