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Prime Minister Bruce Golding has congratulated Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte on her selection as a ‘Young Global Leader (YGL)’ by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.
The honour, bestowed each year by the international group, recognises the most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
Mr Golding said Senator Malahoo-Forte had joined the list of outstanding Jamaicans who have brought pride and honour to Jamaica, demonstrating that ‘we continue to show the rest of the world that we are great achievers blessed with the Jamaican gene of distinction in all that we do’.
‘ When I appointed Mrs Malahoo Forte as a Senator and Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in July 2009, I noted that she would bring value to the work of the Ministry at a time when the global
challenges confronting Jamaica, require intense and strategic foreign policy responses. Her outstanding abilities have now been recognised internationally and this should raise our confidence that in the hands of the next generation, Jamaica will find exceptional new leaders’, Mr Golding noted.
The World Economic Forum announced its list of 197 YGLs on March 3 in Geneva, Switzerland, which comprises representatives from 72 countries in the fields of business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media.
The 2010 class represents all regions: East Asia (43), South Asia (21), Europe (46), Middle East and North Africa (14), sub-Saharan Africa (17), North America (38) and Latin America and the Caribbean (18).

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