JIS News

Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Phillip Paulwell, will represent Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, at an event in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, September 30.
Mr. Paulwell will be the guest speaker at the 28th anniversary dinner and charitable presentation of the Independent United Order of Solomon, scheduled to take place at the Rameses Shriners, 3100 Keele, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The organization will be awarding scholarships to nine students, seven from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (Mona) and two attending the University of Toronto.
Three of the students will be receiving scholarships, which were launched earlier this year in honour of Mrs. Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister; Mississauga’s longest serving Mayor, Hazel McCallion; and the late Consul General for Trinidad and Tobago, Cyril Blanchfield.
The Independent United Order of Solomon was established in 1978 to offer medical, financial and other assistance to individuals and countries. Headed by Jamaican-born Lloyd Seivright, who is also the Co-ordinator of charitable gifts, the organization has donated millions of dollars worth of equipment and supplies such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, gloves, needles, syringes to Jamaica and other countries.
At the function on Saturday, in addition to the presentation of scholarships, the organization will be donating medical gifts to some 28 countries which have diplomatic representation in Toronto.