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Newly appointed Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Dr. William Shija, will arrive in the island tomorrow (June 22) for a three-day visit.
Dr. Shija will arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport at 12:25 p.m. and is expected to call on a number of local officials later in the day, including Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller; National Security Minister and Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Dr. Peter Phillips; President of the Senate, Syringa Marshall Burnett and Karl Samuda, representing the Leader of the Opposition, Bruce Golding.
The CPA Secretary-General will be the special guest at a reception hosted by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Micheal Peart, where he will have the opportunity to meet with parliamentarians, members of the diplomatic corps and other government officials.
On Saturday (June 23), he will travel to Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, stopping at various sites along the way, and will visit with Parliamentarians on the island’s western end. Dr. Shija will depart Jamaica late Sunday (June 24) for the Cayman Islands.