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44 people granted Jamaican citizenship

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An additional 44 foreigners living in Jamaica have been granted citizenship by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).
 
They were presented with their certificates and other documents on Thursday during PICA's fourth swearing-in ceremony for candidates.
 
The group comprised 19 women, 17 men and eight children from 17 countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Canada, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Philippines and Russia.
 
Nine of the recipients are descendants of Jamaicans, 20 have been granted citizenship by virtue of being married to Jamaicans, 11 are from Commonwealth countries, one individual has attained citizenship by naturalisation, while three minors have been registered as citizens.

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