Mr. Speaker, I rise and give thanks to God for sparing us as a nation, so that we can all gatheragain in this House to discuss the people’s business and recommit ourselves as instruments of
his will.

Mr. Speaker, I must take this opportunity to specially recognize:
• My Family
• My Constituents of South Central St. Catherine whom I continue to dutifully represent in
this Honourable House
• The Most Honourable Prime Minister, my Cabinet colleagues and Members of this
Honourable House
• Officers, Delegates and Members of the Jamaica Labour Party
• My Councillors – Jennifer Hull, , and Mark McLean who will be elected councilor for the
Homestead Division. Special dedication to Councillor Owen Palmer
• My Constituency Executive, Constituency Office Staff along with other members of my
Personal and Support Staff
• My Advisors
• My Permanent Secretary, and my team at the Ministry, who continue to give me their
unwavering support
• I wish to also thank the various Heads of Agencies and Divisions within the Ministry, as
well as the Chairpersons and Directors of the state boards falling under the Ministry