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Welcome to Germany!

In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?


The Embassy's telephone system is down. Therefore the Embassy can be reached at the present time during work hours only on the following mobile numbers:   +1 876 335-0151, +1 876 926-6729 (General) +1 876 926-6728 (Visa- and Consular Section only)   In the event of an EMERGENCY ONLY an on-call duty officer can be reached after working hours, on weekends and Public Holidays by dialing the number +1 876 819-4351. Visa matters are not considered an emergency.

Gabriele Schenkel, organist

Organ Concerts in Kingston and Spanish Town

Dear Colleagues and Friends of classical organ music,   It is an honor and pleasure to invite you to three classical organ concerts in Kingston and Spanish Town by the famous German organist Gabriele Schenkel. The opus of Samuel Felsted (1743-1802), one of the greatest classical composers of Jamaica in his age, has sadly been forgotten for a very long time. Due to the efforts of “Music Unites Jamaica”, and with special thanks to Rosina Moder and the wonderful Gabriele Schenkel, the German Embassy proudly presents some of the forgotten and hardly performed works of Jamaica’s most famous classical composers.   Rosina Moder has chosen the sites with the best acoustics on the island, and the pleasure will be on the top with the performance of the wonderful singers and instrumentalists who will support Ms. Schenkel.   The entrance is free and it is an open seating. However, if you make sure to enjoy this event, please contact Ms. Rosina Moder per email ( in order to get your reservation.   Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon in Kingston or Spanish Town or join the matinee on Thursday!   Best regards, Oliver Leich First Secretary and Cultural Attaché

Missionaries of the Poor Project

Missionaries of the Poor Project

The German Embassy as part of its small-scale funding projects recently donated an amount of around 10.000 Euros (approximately 1,5 Million JMD) to upgrade the photo voltaic solar energy supply system at the M.O.P’s  Mount Tabor Monastry  which had been without power at night. With the upgrade 24/7 power supply to Mount Tabor will be re-installed.

MOOC 2017

The WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium launch 'Climate Change, Risks and Challenges', a free online course

Berlin, 06/09/2017: In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse). ...

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Launch of the Program of Energy Efficiency Indicators Database (BIEE Program)

Launch of the Program of Energy Efficiency Indicators Database (BIEE Program) in the Caribbean

Launch of the Program of Energy Efficiency Indicators Database (BIEE Program) in the Caribbean & Capacity building workshop on energy efficiency Indicators; PCJ Auditorium, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica May 25th – 26th 2017  With the support of the German Government BIEE Program  in the Caribbean & Capacity building workshop on energy efficiency Indicators was launched in Kingston.


#youforG20 – is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Introduction of new Masters Program

Germany partners with UTech in the implementation of a Master’s Degree Program

University of Technology (UTech) has partnered with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) to offer a Master’s Degree Program in Sustainable Energy & Climate Change - the latest result of our cooperation with Utech and it's Jamaica Caribbean Sustainable Energy & Innovation Institute & Faculty of the Built Environment, aiming at providing qualified human resources for the growing energy sector in Jamaica and the wider Caribbbean.

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.


Earth System Knowledge Platform

On the Earth System Knowledge Platform scientists of the Helmholtz Association present current findings, real-time data and background information in form of short, comprehensible articles, infographics, photographs and film clips. Natural hazards, climate change and pollution are the topics of the online service.

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Going to Germany? If you are a resident of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos Islands, this website will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download free of charge the relevant application forms.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Ambassador Joachim Christoph Schmillen

Joachim Christoph Schmillen is the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

EU Council Presidency

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In the first half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Studying In Germany

Young Reserachers 2010

Interested in studying or doing research abroad? Why not choose Germany, land of ideas!

Become a Medical Doctor in Germany

Becoming a Medical Doctor in Germany

Germany’s excellent healthcare system is reliant on excellent doctors. The country develops many health industry professionals itself, but there are opportunities for non-Germans to become a doctor in Germany.

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

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