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DJG-Annual Conference 2020 in Königswinter

This year's conference of the German-Jamaican Society took place from October 16 to 18, 2020 in the Koenigswinter Employee Center (AZK).

[Translate to deutsch:] DJG-Jahrestagung-2020

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The corona pandemic and the associated economic problems have plunged all American countries, including Jamaica, into a serious crisis. Many people on the island are more severely affected by the collapse in tourism than directly by Corona disease. Thanks to the government's precautionary measures, Jamaica has been spared the devastating numbers of infections and deaths in other countries. In contrast, the economic crises in North America and England are disastrous for Jamaica as a trade and tourism partner. This is particularly evident in the drastic decline in the financial transfers, which are very important for the island, of the Jamaicans living in North America and Europe. The ongoing clashes over the protests against racism by the “Black Lives Matter” movement only intensify this development.

These challenges were examined from different angles at the conference. The complete conference program can be downloaded "here".