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  • Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is again urging young people to prepare to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented through the Global Logistic Hub Initiative.
  • He said they should seek the necessary skills training and certification to seize employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • The Governor-General noted that the Global Logistics Hub is a major strategy in attaining ‘Vision 2030 Jamaica, the National Development Plan’.

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is again urging young people to prepare to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented through the Global Logistic Hub Initiative.

He said they should seek the necessary skills training and certification to seize employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The Governor-General was addressing the ‘I Believe Initiative,’ Youth Consultative Conference for the county of Middlesex held on Thursday, October 30, at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.

More than 100 students from schools in the five parishes in Middlesex attended the conference, which was held under the theme: ‘Confident Youth Making a Strong Future through the Global Logistics Hub.’

The Governor-General noted that the Global Logistics Hub is a major strategy in attaining ‘Vision 2030 Jamaica, the National Development Plan’.

“Fifteen years, the time remaining for fulfilment of that vision is very short. It is therefore critical that you know the options open to you, the role you will play and the requirements needed to play this role effectively,” he said.

The Governor-General charged the delegates to become “messengers of the good news from this conference,” and spread the information to “your youth groups, your schools and workplaces, so that your communities will have a better understanding of the growth potential available from the logistics hub.”

Presentations were made by Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Dr. Fritz Pinnock;  Director of Programmes of Junior Achievement Jamaica, Yanique Taylor;  Plant Manager, Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Newton Young; Maintenance Manager, JPS, Peter Baker;  and Sales Manager of Enterprise Solutions at  Digicel, Godfrey Biggs.

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