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  • Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, wants to broaden the relationship that exists between the City of Montego Bay and Atlanta, to include a closer working relationship with the Government.
  • The Mayor had high praise for the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, which assists the less fortunate in Montego Bay annually.
  • He also paid tribute to its former Chairman, the Late Vin Martin, who was also Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to the city for over 16 years.

Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, wants to broaden the relationship that exists between the City of Montego Bay and Atlanta, to include a closer working relationship with the Government.

In a meeting with the Prime Minister’s wife, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, on August 12, the Mayor said representatives from Atlanta “are really excited about the opportunity of engaging with the Government of Jamaica”.

Mrs. Holness, who was on a five-day official visit, called on the Mayor at City Hall.

The Mayor said going forward, he would be identifying areas in which Jamaica and Atlanta could work closer together for their mutual benefit.

“Atlanta has the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 businesses in the United States; we have the busiest passenger airport in the world; and I think our connectivity with Jamaica certainly benefits both of our economies,” he added.

The Mayor had high praise for the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, which assists the less fortunate in Montego Bay annually.

He also paid tribute to its former Chairman, the Late Vin Martin, who was also Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to the city for over 16 years.

Mrs. Holness said she would convey the Mayor’s wishes to the Prime Minister, and commended Mayor Reed for the growth and expansion of the city.

She was accompanied to City Hall by Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Mrs. Jewel Scott and President of the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA), Mr. Alan Stewart.