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Speeches

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 09:15

One of the amazing things about Christmas is that it never grows old and we never grow too old for it.

Each year it comes and goes and we look forward to its return next year.

Christmas has a special meaning for each of us, whether young or old, rich or poor.

Release Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2008 - 09:15

In October and November 2008 the Ministry of Agriculture issued permits for the importation of 625,000 kg or twenty-five (25) containers of chicken leg quarters to meet the Christmas demand. Each importer incurred a duty of 40%, down from 260% to facilitate affordable prices for the consumers, while allowing the local producers an opportunity to compete.

Release Date: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 09:30

Global Financial Crisis

My fellow Jamaicans,

Release Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 16:00

Fellow Jamaicans. Good evening…

Overview

As we approach the Christmas season, I wish to advise you of the measures being taken to provide improved security for our people and increase the pressure on the criminals who are bent on destroying our society.

The upsurge in criminal violence

Release Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 09:00

Fellow Jamaicans. Good evening…

Overview

As we approach the Christmas season, I wish to advise you of the measures being taken to provide improved security for our people and increase the pressure on the criminals who are bent on destroying our society.

The upsurge in criminal violence

Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 16:15

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS, ETC.

In my address to the nation on November 23, I spoke of the impact of the current unprecedented global financial turmoil on the local economy as well as the policy actions that have been taken to preserve financial stability. I also reviewed the outlook for the Jamaican economy.

Release Date: 
Friday, November 28, 2008 - 12:15

The Government of Jamaica strongly condemns the reprehensible terrorist attacks perpetrated on 26th November 2008 in Mumbai, India.

We deeply regret the loss of life and injury of so many victims as a result of this heinous act and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the affected families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friendly Government and people of India at this difficult time.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 15:45

Promoting Child Rights Through Research: Building a Region Fit for Children

I am grateful for the honour of being invited to speak at today's opening session of the Caribbean Child Research Conference 2008, here this morning.

I have always been associated with the plight of our children and issues associated with them, in addition to being a mother.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 12:15

Restoring Hope by Advocating for Human Rights for Women and Girls
November 25, 2008

Release Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2008 - 12:15

As you celebrate International Students Day, I am very pleased to address you.

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