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Speech
Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer.

Address by

Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer at Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

for UNESCO Memory of the World Register 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013 at 10.00AM

THE JAMAICA ARCHIVES, SPANISH TOWN 

SALUTATION

  • Spanish Town Mayor, His Worship Councillor Norman Scott
  • Mr Sidney Bartley, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Culture
  • Distinguished Representatives of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO
  • Officials of the Jamaica Archives and Records Department, and other Government Agencies and Departments
  • Our Young Citizens
  • Ladies  & Gentlemen
  • Members of the Media

 

I am pleased to participate in this ceremony to celebrate the inclusion of three of Jamaica’s outstanding historical collections in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The unveiling of these Plaques of Inscription is a proud moment for Jamaica and the Jamaican people.

That our records could have been selected to be part of such a prestigious project by a United Nations organization is an honour for our country and a fine tribute to the hard working staff of the Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD).

I want to thank UNESCO, the Regional Office for the Caribbean, the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, Jamaica Archives and all of those who over the years have helped us to preserve and make accessible such records of world significance.

Today we face various economic and social challenges caused by a volatile global environment.

I am sure that there are those who could well argue that what we are here to celebrate is little more than curiosity in things quaint and historical…READ MORE 

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