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  • President of the Senate and Head of the Centre for Persons with Disabilities at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Senator Floyd Morris, will address the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) 19th Annual Public Lecture.
  • The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at MIND Kingston Campus, 235A Old Hope Road, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. under the theme: ‘Empowering Persons with Disabilities, Maximising Potential, Building Jamaica’.
  • Other presenters at the lecture are: Director of Contemporary Assessment and Counselling Services at the Mico University College, Dr. Avril Z. Daley; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Colette K. Roberts Risden.

President of the Senate and Head of the Centre for Persons with Disabilities at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Senator Floyd Morris, will address the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) 19th Annual Public Lecture. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at MIND Kingston Campus, 235A Old Hope Road, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. under the theme: ‘Empowering Persons with Disabilities, Maximising Potential, Building Jamaica’.

According to Marketing Manager at MIND, Shawnette Henry, the institution is partnering with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities to host the lecture, which is aimed at stimulating public awareness on issues of national, regional and global importance, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information that result in improved thought and behaviour change.

“The passing of the Disabilities Act in October 2014 makes provisions to safeguard and enhance the welfare of persons with disabilities across Jamaica and therefore organisations are now seeking to ensure full and effective participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the society,” she explained. The lecture is focused on one of the goals of Vision 2030: Jamaica’s National Development Plan, which states that Jamaicans should be empowered to achieve their fullest potential.

Other presenters at the lecture are: Director of Contemporary Assessment and Counselling Services at the Mico University College, Dr. Avril Z. Daley; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Colette K. Roberts Risden.