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Prime Minister Bruce Golding in his New Year’s message to the nation implored Jamaicans to begin the New Year with renewed hope.
“We have been through some tough times. We have had to endure the worst global economic crisis in 80 years but the worst has passed and we have used the time to put in place measures that will position us not just for recovery but for sustained improvement over the medium long term.” He called on the nation to face the challenges of the New Year with confidence and determination. PM Golding continued by saying that every opportunity that the New Year presents should be grasped to make Jamaica a better place to live, work, raise families and do business. The Prime Minister added that preparations will move into high gear for the commemoration of the country’s 50th year of independence in 2012. “It is going to be a grand event and a grand homecoming with thousands of overseas Jamaicans coming home for the celebrations.”