Mr. Speaker, it is an extraordinary privilege for me to represent the people of the great constituency of North East St. Andrew in this Honourable House, and for a fifth consecutive term.
I thank the voters of North East St Andrew for the confidence they continue to repose in me to represent them in this Honourable House;
To the Prime Minister the Most Honourable Andrew Holness for the faith in me to lead the Ministry of Justice.
My gratitude to the attorneys at the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General and Solicitor General and their staff; Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Carol Palmer, the management and staff of the Ministry of Justice for their hard work and dedication, and for their commitment to the people of Jamaica.
To our donor partners for their sustained support to the Reform Programme – the Canadian Government, The European Union, the US Government and the
United Kingdom, different arms of the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank.
My thanks to the Director of Public Prosecutions and her staff, the Administrator General and her staff, and to all the other supporting personnel and agencies of the Ministry of Justice.
Finally, but by no means least, to my family for the years of unwavering support and personal sacrifices they make as I pursue the time consuming work of representational politics and my work as a Cabinet Minister.