Speeches

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 10:45

1. INTRODUCTION

Importance of Budget Debate

Mr. Speaker, this Budget Debate is significant for several reasons. It comes after a recent change in political administration; it comes at a time where the fiscal challenges remain paramount and it comes at a time when we need to reassert our nationhood in the midst of the 50th anniversary of Independence.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:45

Grange: “We must take Bold Steps to create a more caring environment for our children”

Child Month Message

Kingston Jamaica – May 2, 2012.
This year we celebrate Child Month with the theme, ‘Jamaica 50: Let's Celebrate Our Children'.
Jamaica’s Children (1962-2012)

Release Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 09:30

AND APPOINTMENT OF DR. PATRICK ALLEN AS GOVERNOR-GENERAL

Release Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:45

The Ministry of Health joins with the rest of the World to observe World Mental Health Day on October 10. This year we also intend to have a week of activities from October 10-14 to mark the occasion. As we continue to promote mental health and the need for more significance to be placed on affected persons, this observance will assist us to bring more awareness of these issues to our population.

Release Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:45

Multilateral partner discussions continue

The Government continues to hold discussions with our multilateral partners regarding the actions necessary to consolidate the gains made in fiscal management and ensure the success of Jamaica’s economic programme as embodied in the Standby Arrangement with the IMF.

Performance for this fiscal year is broadly on track

Release Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 11:00

SUNDAY OCT 2, 2011, 8:00pm

My fellow Jamaicans...

Last Sunday, I advised my party’s central executive that I would not seek re-election at the annual general conference to be held next month and I would step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader had been elected. I had come to this position after deep contemplation and prayer, seeking to do what is best for the country and the party.

Release Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 11:00

United Nations Youth Theme

The United Nations designated August 11 2010 to August 12, 2011 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF YOUTH. The theme for this year is Change our World. This theme reflects the extent of the centrality of youth on the world stage and for Jamaica the understanding that our young people must be the engine of change and progress in our nation.

Release Date: 
Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 11:00

Today, we celebrate the 49th anniversary of our independence. Next year, God’s willing, we will celebrate our golden jubilee – 50 years as an independent nation.

We have already started planning the series of events to commemorate that significant milestone. We hope to make it a grand homecoming for thousands of Jamaicans who live overseas but for whom Jamaica will forever remain their home.

Release Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 11:15

We have a truly remarkable history. We were not the original inhabitants of the land we now call our own.

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