On behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, I send my sincere congratulations to Jamaica as you celebrate the 61st anniversary of your independence.

We are honored to work with Jamaica to find solutions to pressing regional challenges.  Through our deepening partnership, we uphold our shared democratic principles, collaborate through the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC 2030), and secure the prosperity of our citizens.  This close friendship is built on a strong foundation of personal connections and a vibrant Jamaican-American community.

May the year ahead be a happy and prosperous one for all Jamaicans.

U.S. Department of State

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