JIS News

The Bruce Golding-led Government continues to deliver on its pledges to create more jobs and job opportunities for Jamaicans as well as to provide support, and break new ground in the area of sports. In keeping with its pledges, the government says it will be meeting with the leadership of the various sporting associations to examine the status of sports in Jamaica, and the way forward, including government input and private sector support.
Earlier this week, the Government announced that 2,000 more workers will be recruited under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Canadian skilled workers programme. This will bring the number to be recruited over the next 2-3 years up to 3,000.
And, as the government gets down to serious business, the rest of the world continues to turn its attention on Jamaica with congratulatory messages still pouring in for the Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding. Messages have been coming in from the British Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, the Democratic presidential hopeful in the United States, Senator Barack Obama and from several of Mr. Golding’s colleagues in CARICOM and the Caribbean.
The British Prime Minister said he was looking forward to working with Mr. Golding to “strengthen the excellent relations between Jamaica and the United Kingdom.”
Senator Obama noted that Jamaica and the United States had much in common and said that as a US Senator and a member of the Committee on Foreign relations, he was eager to work with the Prime Minister on matters of mutual concern.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Patrick Manning said that the electoral success of the JLP “was a clear indication of the confidence” that the people of Jamaica have, not only in Mr. Golding’s leadership but also in the party’s policies for the continued development of Jamaica.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Baldwin Spencer told Mr. Golding that the people of Jamaica had granted him the mandate of securing their economic and social development.
From St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves recalled that he and Prime Minister Golding had entered the University of the West Indies and graduated with their first degrees at the same time. He said that from the UWI days he had known of Mr. Golding’s commitment to the deepening of regional integration and that he was looking forward to working with the Jamaican Prime Minister on what he described as ‘this noble cause’.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica said the results of the September polls were a clear demonstration that the people of Jamaica continued to share in and support Mr. Golding’s vision for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
The word from Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts and Nevis was that he was sure that Prime Minister Golding’s leadership would represent an advancement of the people of Jamaica and that he was hoping for newer and deeper relations between Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis.

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