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  • Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says young people should prepare and position themselves to take over from the present generation.
  • The Governor-General was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), in Black River, St. Elizabeth, on December 4.
  • The Governor-General said he is hoping to see graduates of AAIMS included in the ‘I Believe Initiative’ and the list for recognition in the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards, which seek to recognise and reward persons who have excelled.

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says young people should prepare and position themselves to take over from the present generation.

He emphasised that they must have the confidence to take the country to the next level of development.

The Governor-General was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), in Black River, St. Elizabeth, on  December 4.

“I want young people to fulfil the mission for Jamaica to be the place where we choose to live, to work, to raise our families and to do business. I want young people to see themselves as part of what is right about Jamaica and believe in their capacity and accept their duty to help fix what is wrong with Jamaica. I want our young people to stand firmly on the values and positive attitudes, which makes for a caring, peaceful and productive nation,” he urged.

The Governor-General said he is hoping to see graduates of AAIMS included in the ‘I Believe Initiative’ and the list for recognition in the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards, which seek to recognise and reward persons who have excelled.

“There are two components of the programme…one which recognises individuals who succeed against all odds and in the process still give of themselves to others who are in need. That is the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards. The second component – the ‘I Believe Initiative’- was launched in 2011 as a determined effort to motivate young people to believe in their God-given potential to achieve their dreams,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Governor-General implored the students never to stop dreaming as they seek to become worthwhile members of the medical profession.

“When you develop and utilise the gifts that you have been given, you can achieve even more than you had dared or hoped and dreamt,” he said.

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