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Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo

Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Africa news. Next week in Norway a ‘human zoo’ will open, a re-enactment of the voyeurist exhibitions of Africans that took place during the colonial era. The organizers aim to spark discussions on the legacy of racism and colonialism, but have they overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide, and the […]

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Airfare Campaign heads to Bristol

Airfare Campaign heads to Bristol

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Dear All, We have had some awesome response to requests for VOX POP Videos which have been loaded on our FFBJ Youtube Channel. Please do send in any video or let us know if you are willing to say something and we will get a roving camera to you. See recent videos at […]

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Caribbean MPs pushing APD campaign even harder

Caribbean MPs pushing APD campaign even harder

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Air Passenger Duty (APD) is an excise  duty or tax  introduced by a Labour Government in 1994. In spite of the government’s claim that the tax was intended to be a “green” tax to tackle  issues of pollution caused by flying, it is clear this unfair tax is purely for revenue generation […]

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Airfare Lobby Campaign gathers momentum in Birmingham

Airfare Lobby Campaign gathers momentum in Birmingham

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Business news. Dear Fellow Jamaicans & Caribbeans &  Friends of Jamaica & The Caribbean. As the Christmas season is on we would like to let you know that the campaign is intensifying and we have not given up the campaign even in this festive season. Before we go any further the team would like […]

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Airfare lobbying campaign warmly received in Birmingham

Airfare lobbying campaign warmly received in Birmingham

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Community in action against exorbitant plane fares to Jamaica organised by Think Tank & Lobby Group Facilitators For a Better Jamaica (FFBJ) Airfare Lobbying campaign continues and had its third and first Community Consultative Meeting in Birmingham on 7th December 2103. The campaign has intensified in seeking for the reduction of airfares to Jamaica and […]

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Airfare lobbying campaign heads to Birmingham

Airfare lobbying campaign heads to Birmingham

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Community in action against exorbitant plane fares to Jamaica organised by Think Tank & Lobby Group Facilitators For a Better Jamaica (FFBJ) AirFare Lobbying campaign continues and is calling it’s third Community Consultative Meeting in Birmingham. The campaign is intensifying in seeking for the reduction of airfares to Jamaica and the Caribbean and to […]

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Plane fares to Jamaica petition in full swing

Plane fares to Jamaica petition in full swing

| October 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Community in action against exorbitant plane fares to Jamaica organised by Think Tank & Lobby Group Facilitators For a Better Jamaica (FFBJ) petition campaign is off with a swing as the campaign intensifies in seeking for the reduction of airfares to Jamaica and the Caribbean and to increase baggage allowances from one suitcase to two […]

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Action Against Exorbitant Plane Fares To JA today

Action Against Exorbitant Plane Fares To JA today

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jamaica News. Facilitators for a Better Jamaica (FFBJ) UK, in association with other key community groups and leaders presents; Community in action against exorbitant plane fares to Jamaica. Facilitators for a Better Jamaica is a Think Tank and lobbying group formed in 2003 that specialises in being an effective voice with a mandate to speak up […]

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Jamaica Diaspora Conference set for serious talks

Jamaica Diaspora Conference set for serious talks

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Monday 18th March the Jamaica High Commission staged a special public meeting in recognition of the presence of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon. Arnaldo Brown MP, who also has responsibility for Diaspora affairs. The event began with a prayer delivered by Reverend Lloyd Denny followed swiftly by an introduction of all dignitaries […]

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Tourism Minister: UK Visit – Jamaica Tourism Moving Forward

Tourism Minister: UK Visit – Jamaica Tourism Moving Forward

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dr Wykeham McNeil, Minister of Tourism & Entertaiment waded into the UK with Director of Tourism John Lynch fresh from their trip to Russia and meeting with tourism partners. He took the opportunity to meet with members of the Jamaican Overseas Community in the UK to highlight some of the developments in Jamaica and particularly […]

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