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Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has reiterated his call for partnerships to be established between Government and key players in the society, in order to effectively address the challenges that confront the country.
Mr. Golding pointed out that private sector entities, businesses, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), as well as civic society, must strive to individually and collectively adopt strategies that could yield greater results and have an effective impact on the problems that prevail.
In his message, read by Junior Chamber International (JCI) West Indies (Jaycees), Jamaica President, Dynsdale Brown, at a Convention, held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios on October 15, the Prime Minister urged the delegates to empower themselves, and to become agents of change by promoting the concept of transformational leadership, personal growth and development.
Declaring the Convention open, President of the Senate, Dr. Oswald Harding, lauded the Jaycees Movement for its outstanding service to humanity, which is part of the tenets of the Junior Chamber International Creed.
“You are members of a noble organisation, which was relevant in yester-years and even more so in today’s society, given the challenges that our young people throughout the Caribbean face. Your organisation must continue to make a difference and develop programmes that will inspire our young people and empower them to make a difference,” he added.
President of JCI West Indies, Sheoma Rogers, pointed out that the organisation would continue its quest to develop Caribbean leaders, through its involvement in the respective communities.
Delegates from Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Guyana, Suriname, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Jamaica, and observers from the United States, are attending the four-day Convention, which is being held under the theme: ‘Strengthening our Membership through Sustainable Growth’.
The Convention closes on October 18 with an Awards Banquet, at which outstanding Jaycees will be honoured for their service to the organisation.