JIS News

Former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson, has been selected to deliver the fourth annual lecture organized by the Caribbean International Network (CIN).
The event will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York on Saturday, November 3. The Schomburg Center is one of America’s leading repositories of books and artifacts on the global African experience.
The annual CIN lecture series showcases an outstanding personality, who has made a significant contribution to the political, economic and social advancement of the Caribbean region.
Mr. Patterson, who retired from active politics in February of 2006, will join a distinguished list of past presenters, which includes University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor Robert Hill; Former Vice Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Professor Rex Nettleford; and another former Jamaican Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, who delivered last year’s lecture on ‘The Folk Roots of Jamaican Cultural Identity’.
According to Chief Executive Officer of CIN, Stephen Hill, Mr. Patterson was selected “considering his distinguished political career, not only to the government and people of Jamaica, but also his unswerving commitment to the Caribbean community and its peoples, not only at home but in the Diaspora.”
For the past 14 years, CIN has been the only regularly scheduled television service for the Caribbean community in the New York area. Over the years, the network has provided a full menu of news, sports, drama and music programmes created exclusively for the rapidly growing and youthful Caribbean population.
Each week, CIN airs a wide and diverse range of information and entertainment programmes for the large Caribbean-American constituency.