Sophia Frazer-Binns (Government Senator)

Contribution to the State of the Nation Debate

Friday, February 28, 2014


Mr. President, I rise to make my contribution to the State of the Nation Debate. I am indeed indebted to the Most Honourable PM for the confidence reposed in me and I continue to strive to be a shining example for all young persons. I shall also extend my appreciation to my colleague senators especially on this side for their abiding support and mentoring. It is not often that one experiences the kind of mentioning as I have been so privileged to experience these past months. Mr.  President, your able leadership in this House has redounded well to making this Senate the best in independent Jamaica and I know history will be kind to this Senate with you as our President.

To my friends and family, especially my mother Elsa May Binns, who continues to see the light at the end of the tunnel. To the team which assisted in research and information gathering. Finally Mr. President, I shall like to specially thank my friend, colleague and former Senator Fred Hamaty, whose constant support, guidance and words of wisdom have assisted in my growth and development and for which I am thankful. Indeed to God be the glory great things he has done.

Mr. President I make my contribution  under the theme “continuing the growth” at a time when Jamaica is ripe for success. At a time when through the bold and fearless leadership of our Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica has  steadied  her ship, at a time  unlike any other save the period immediately before and after independence,  when all Jamaicans are on board as we march towards the attainment of our vision 2030 goals…READ MORE

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