Speeches

Release Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:15

It has been almost three quarters of a century since the tumultuous events of 1938 in which the working class people of Jamaica, after a long, hard struggle, secured recognition of their rights under the colonial government. Throughout those years, the process of institutionalizing those rights in law and practice has significantly advanced.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:15

Once again, we are getting ready to celebrate another Workers’ Week/Labour Day. On Monday, May 23 we will celebrate Labour Day, the culmination of Workers’ Week, May 15 – 23.

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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:15

Concerns about the upcoming Diaspora Convention have been fully ventilated in the media as it ought to be in a democratic country enjoying all its freedoms. Hopefully, this will generate more interest and participation, as reports from different Diaspora regions are now indicating.

To set the record straight, I wish to make the following comments.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:15

OPENING REMARKS

Mr. Speaker, two weeks ago I invited this House and the nation to draw inspiration from the tremendous progress made during the single calendar year of 2010. I spoke of our success at side-stepping economic collapse when the global crisis hit us, halting our decade-and-a-half-long fiscal slide, and our success at stabilizing the Ship of State.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:45

Today, as we mark Teacher's Day, we are presented with an opportunity to give due recognition to members of this noble profession, whose outstanding contribution to nation building cannot be discounted. It is an opportunity for many of us to reflect on our own lives and how much our past teachers had aided our journey to the place of success that we now enjoy.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:30

FULFILLING THE COMMITMENTS MADE
BUDGET PRESENTATION 2011 - 2012
Hon. L. Michael Henry, CD, MP
Minister of Transport and Works
GORDON HOUSE

CONTENTS
Thanks and Acknowledgement
Opening remarks
Details
The Works Portfolio
Air Transportation
Marine Transportation
Land Transportation
Challenges
Conclusion

Release Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:45

The death of the leader of the terrorist Al-Qaeda network is a triumph not only for the United States but for people everywhere who cherish peace, freedom, and democracy.

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:15

FROM STABILISATION TO GROWTH

INTRODUCTION

Mr. Speaker, exactly a year ago, Jamaica faced a very different reality. Certainly for me, and the Economic Management Team at the MOF, it was a time of intense activity and immense pressure because of what was at stake.

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 11:15

This year World Health Day fittingly places focus on drug resistance and the importance of taking action to preserve the centuries old gains made in medicine. The theme "Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow" speaks to an urgency that should be within all of us to move to ensure that we take the right steps to secure the health and future of our population.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:45

The issue of providing fresh water and adequate sanitation for urban areas is critical, especially since half of the world's population now lives in cities. By the year 2030, it is estimated that the number of urban dwellers is expected to rise to nearly 60 percent.

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