Saint Lucia's Independence Day - John Kerry, Secretary of State (USA)

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 22, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Saint Lucia on the 36th anniversary of your independence.

The United States and Saint Lucia are united in our shared democratic values and cultural and linguistic diversity.

We cooperate on a wide range of issues – including at the Organization of American States, whose Permanent Council was chaired by Saint Lucia last summer.

Pathways Programs - For Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers (USA)

Under President Obama’s leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them. We encourage you to visit the site periodically, or set up a saved search.

What you need to know about the Pathways Programs...

Smithsonian Scientists Explain Spread of Chikungunya Vector Tropical Disease Detected in US

The tropical disease chikungunya began twisting Western tongues in July when the first locally transmitted case was reported in Florida. Spotted in the Caribbean just last year, the disease spread explosively throughout the Americas in 2014. Chikungunya’s arrival in Panama prompted Smithsonian scientists to examine how human activity spreads its mosquito vector and the serious implications this has for disease ecology everywhere.

U.S. CBP Premieres New Welcome Videos for International Air Travelers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes more than 100 million international air travelers to the United States each year. CBP premiered four new videos today that demonstrate the improved international arrivals experience and better explain CBP entry procedures to arriving international travelers. The videos are available in several languages on, will be shown in the international arrivals areas at major airports, and will be provided to airlines and airports to incorporate into their existing traveler communication efforts.

New Director of Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart USMC is of Jamaican Heritage

Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart Assuming the Directorship of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart was sworn in as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 held at DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.

The Evolution of TSA Risk-Based Security

The threat to the aviation system persists more than a decade following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  We continue to face a real and persistent threat, against actors adept in the design, construction and concealment of explosives, including non-metallic improvised explosive devices.

Volcano Eruption in Cape Verde forcing Evacuations.

Pico do Fogo volcano on the Cape Verdean island of Fogo

The Pico do Fogo volcano on the Cape Verdean island of Fogo erupted Sunday morning, prompting the evacuation of at least one nearby village.

The explosions started around 10 a.m. local time, a geophysicist who studies the volcano told a Cape Verdean English news website. Seismic activity at the site had been unusual for days, he added.

Customs Border Protection at JFK Seizes Cocaine in Shoes & Pocketbook

Shoes and pocketbook in which cocaine was hidden

JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport made quite the fashion statement when encountered by U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers.

The 2014 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook

The 2014 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that 533,000 new commercial airline pilots and 584,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years.

Boeing Projects Asia Pacific Region to Lead Global Need for New Pilots, Technicians

  • 440,000 new commercial airline pilots, technicians required over next 20 years
  • Region makes up 39 percent of overall global demandz

SINGAPORE, Sept. 18, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global need for new airline personnel.

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