JIS News

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will leave the island on Sunday, September 21, for engagements in New York and Washington, including an address to the General Debate of the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26.
Mr. Golding will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Ken Baugh and other representatives of the Ministry.
While in New York, Mr. Golding will also attend a meeting with CARICOM Heads of Government which will be hosted by US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, as well as the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative led by former US President, Bill Clinton.
In addition to a number of important global issues, the United Nations General Assembly plenary sessions and thematic round tables will focus on the eight Millennium Development Goals and the progress towards achieving the target set by world leaders for 2015. Mr. Golding will also be the guest speaker at a Mustard Seed Communities annual benefit luncheon scheduled for Sunday September 28 in New York.
Mr. Golding’s engagements in Washington will include an address to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as meetings with top level officials of the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. Mr. Golding will also be involved in face-to-face and town hall meetings with the Jamaican Diaspora both in New York and Washington.
Prime Minister Golding will return to the island on Thursday, October 2. During his absence Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw will be in charge of the Government from Sept 21- 30 while Deputy Prime Minister Baugh will return to the island to take charge of the government from Sept 30- October 2.