Caribbean Military Academy signs deal with UWI

Observer Story Published: Thursday 09 May 2019 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding that should see the university assisting the academy…

SOE declared in Hanover, St James and Westmoreland

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister speaking at a Press Conference at Jamaica House on April 30, 2019. During the press conference the Prime Minister declared a State of Public Emergency (SOE) for the…

Lieutenant General Meade among 3 officers to join the CGSC International Hall of Fame

Story by: Ftleavenworthlamp.com Staff Writer- Katie Peterson Three international officers were inducted into the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) International Hall of Fame (IHOF) in a ceremony April 4 in the Lewis and Clark…

Hundreds Enlist in Jamaica National Service Corps

JIS Story published: Wednesday 17 April 2019 Written by: Latonya Linton As of December 2018, more than 1,500 Jamaicans have enlisted in the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC). This was disclosed by Minister of National…

Academy Alive And Well – JDF Head

Gleaner Published: Tuesday 19 March 2019 Chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, has set a 10-year timeline for the newly opened Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) at Up…

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The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Kingston hosted an awards ceremony honoring its Jamaican and Caymanian law enforcement counterparts. Twenty-nine outstanding officers were awarded for their partnership in combating criminal activities including weapons trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering and lottery scamming. On April 26, 2019 Mr Eric Khant, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy Jamaica, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force, Mr Fitz Bailey, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Dextan Dixon, ICE Attaché and Mr Derek Patrick Byrne, Commissioner of Police in the Cayman Islands, were all participants in the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jamaica Defence Force

The Jamaica Defence Force Swimming Championship 2019 was held at the National Aquatics Centre on Saturday May 18, 2019. Service members engaged in ferocious swimming battles in a bid to bring home the title for their individual units. In the end, the 1st District JDF Coast Guard reclaimed their title by securing 134 points, followed by The First Battalion The Jamaica Regiment in a distant second with 107 points. Third was the Support and Services Battalion with 100 points.

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On Wednesday May 15, 2019, hundreds of soldiers from The Second Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (2 JR) marched through downtown Montego Bay, St. James, to take up their new permanent home in the Second City. The occasion also marks 2JR's 40th anniversary.

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