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06KINGSTON1704
2006-08-29 20:12:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Kingston
Cable title:  

CORRECTED SUBJECT: KINGSTON WELCOMES EMBASSY SCIENCE

Tags:   KSCA  TSPL  AMGT  OTRA  APER  SENV  JM 
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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKG #1704 2412012
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 292012Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3479
INFO RUEHRC/DEPT OF AGRICULTURE FAS WASHINGTON DC
RUEHDG/AMEMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO 5725
						UNCLAS KINGSTON 001704 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/CAR (BUDDEN), STATE ALSO FOR OES/STC (LUCERO)

SANTO DOMINGO PLEASE PASS FOR FAS (ROTHSCHILD)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KSCA TSPL AMGT OTRA APER SENV JM
SUBJECT: CORRECTED SUBJECT: KINGSTON WELCOMES EMBASSY SCIENCE
FELLOWS

REF: A.) FAS WASHDC 679665
B.) KINGSTON 884
C.) STATE 35305



1. This is a joint State-FAS message. This cable responds to ref. A
action request.



2. Post is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Schiefer and Dr. Bradley
Turner to Kingston to assist the Government of Jamaica's Ministry of
Health to develop a National Avian Influenza Surveillance and
Response Program.



3. Housing has been secured for Dr. Schiefer and Dr. Turner at the
U.S. Embassy's Colin L. Powell residential plaza, apartment 5B. The
dates of the proposed visit are September 3 to October 7, and Post
further understands that an extra week may be necessary for a
simulation exercise. The Powell Plaza unit is a two-bedroom
apartment with a full kitchen.



4. The GOJ's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) will provide office space
for the doctors, internet access and administrative support, as
requested in ref. C. Local transportation for work-related
activities will be provided by MOA. Transportation to and from the
Ministry of Agriculture must be contracted through a car service in
Kingston. While Embassy Kingston will arrange for this
transportation, it lacks the ability to fund it.



5. Post understands that USDA's HPAI coordination group is
contracting to cover salary costs, and that FAS/ICD/RSED will pay
for international travel and meals and incidental expenses.



6. Embassy point of contact:

Sylburn Thomas
e-mail: sylburn.thomas@usda.gov
Phone: (876)920-2827
Fax: (876)920-2580


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