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The Parliament of Jamaica will be observing Commonwealth Day, on Monday, March 9, at the Medallion Hall Hotel, in Kingston, beginning at 10:00 a.m., under the theme: ‘The Commonwealth at sixty, serving a new generation’.
This year’s activities will see students from two schools highlighting the theme by depicting, through drama, the 60 years of the Commonwealth, with specific attention to the transformation of telecommunications and transportation.
An exhibition on the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) will be mounted at the venue on the day of the event, after which it will be relocated to the Parliament’s Chamber Lobby, where Parliamentarians and members of the public will be able to view it for the entire week.
Her Majesty’s Commonwealth Day Message and Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s Message will be read by two students. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Delroy Chuck, will bring greetings and give a brief overview of the CPA. President of the Senate, Dr. Oswald Harding; Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Derrick Smith and Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller will also bring greetings.
Each year the Parliament of Jamaica joins with Commonwealth Parliaments around the world, in collaboration with the CPA, to undertake activities to commemorate the day and to raise awareness of the Commonwealth and the CPA among the youth. Students and their teachers from schools in the Corporate Area are invited to attend.

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