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  • Jamaica’s youth must prepare themselves to grasp the benefits that can be derived from the Global Logistics Hub Initiative.
  • The Governor-General said young people must learn how to secure lucrative employment and business opportunities that will result from the establishment of the hub.
  • The Governor-General charged the Principal and teachers to ensure that students graduate with the potential for employment in the global logistics hub.

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says Jamaica’s youth must prepare themselves to grasp the benefits that can be derived from the Global Logistics Hub Initiative.

He said that in anticipation of the impact that the initiative will have on Jamaica’s economy, young people must learn how to secure lucrative employment and business opportunities that will result from the establishment of the hub.

“That is why our young people must be prepared for the spin-offs of various jobs, opportunities and skills that will come with the Logistics Hub. Imagine what is going to happen to your agricultural products. How will they fit into the chain – it’s all one cycle of activities and we must prepare ourselves and get our young people in line. Even though we the older folks may not get many, they will reap the benefits,” the Governor-General said.

Addressing students at the Sydney Pagon Agricultural High School in Elim, St Elizabeth, on June 12, the Governor-General charged the Principal and teachers to ensure that students graduate with the potential for employment in the global logistics hub.

He encouraged the students to have confidence in themselves, and not to allow their social standing to become a deterrent to fulfilling their potential and achieving their goals.

“Do not be concerned about your humble background. Many successful persons had humble backgrounds. Do not let where you live, your parents’ occupation, or the fact that they are poor become a huge wall blocking your progress.  Remember the personal and unselfish sacrifices your family is making to ensure that they provide for you in the best way they can.  Show them your appreciation by studying hard and making the best use of every opportunity to improve yourself,” he said.

The Governor-General challenged the students to develop a spirit of volunteerism and be their brother’s keepers and above all, be patriotic.

“Love your country. We must try to make Jamaica as great as (it) should be. Be the example to your peers in showing respect to our National Anthem and our National Pledge and remember that whatever our differences, we are one people. I want you to believe with me that there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica! You are part of what is right with Jamaica,” he said.

The Governor-General also met with Justices of the Peace (JPs), as he continues his campaign to involve them in his national transformation agenda.