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The Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin

Contact

Address: Schmargendorfer Strasse 32, D-12159 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: 0049 30 85994511

Fax: 0049 30 85994540

E-mail: info@jamador.de

www.jamador.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Margaret Jobson

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Amb. Margaret Ann Louise Jobson holds an MSc Degree from the University of the West Indies. She entered the Foreign Service in 2003 and was a Consultant/Agency Coordinator for seven years with the Public Sector Modernisation Project at the Cabinet Office.

Before being the ambassador to Germany, she was the Under Secretary for the Foreign Service Operations Division, with responsibility for Corporate Services, Protocol and Diaspora and Consular Affairs. Amb. Jobson also spent 11 years with the United Nations Development Programme, leaving as the National Programme Officer for Jamaica as well as the Caicos and Turks Islands.

History

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Relations between Germany and Jamaica have been untroubled and friendly since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962. Since then, bilateral relations have evolved into a trusting partnership based on shared interests and mutual respect.

Although Jamaica became a middle-income country in terms of per capita earnings, with a total worth of 255 million euros (in 2003), it remains as a partner of Germany’s development cooperation. German direct investment in Jamaica is negligible, though there is indirect German participation in hotel projects in the Jamaica.

According to Jamaica Tourist Board figures, 21,371 German tourists visited Jamaica in 2014, which is 8.7% more than in the previous year.

Jamaican undergraduate and postgraduate students can study at German universities thanks to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and another special scholarships.