Newly sworn-in Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier Antony Anderson (third left) marks the moment at Kings House on October 7 with (from left) Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington; Minister of National Security, Dwight Nelson; Prime Minister Bruce Golding; and Governor General Patrick Allen.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding presents a certificate to National Housing Trust contributor, Pearl Peart, on October 6 at Jamaica House, which confirms that the cost of her home insurance for one year for her new home is already covered. Ms. Peart is one of the first 30 beneficiaries who qualified for a home loan under the home grant, which is for contributors in the 1% and 3% income bands who do not yet own a home. Ms. Peart has been a contributor to the Trust for 29 years. Also at the handing over were Chairman of the National Housing Trust, Howard Mitchell (left) and Managing Director of the National Housing Trust, Cecile Watson.
Jamaica Defence Force (Dental Wing) employee Pearl Peart told Prime Minister Bruce Golding that the $1.2 million grant that she will receive from the National Housing Trust under the Home Grant programme is not luck but a blessing. A contributor for 29 years, Ms. Peart scored the highest in the process to select the first 30 beneficiaries of this programme which is open to persons in the 1% and 3% income bands who do not yet own a home. Ms. Peart told the Prime Minister that she will be using the money to help her buy a home of her own in Clarendon. Prime Minister Golding met Ms Peart in his office on October 6.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) speaks with President of the Caribbean Public Service Association, Wayne Jones, during a courtesy call at Jamaica House on October 4. Mr. Jones paid the visit to Mr. Golding who is currently the Chairman of CARICOM. He informed Mr. Golding that the Association, which represents 200,000 workers, will be staging its annual conference in Jamaica in July 2011. He also said that the association was currently engaged in strengthening public sector workers in Haiti and will be providing a building for administrative purposes and also for a clinic. Mr. Jones is also the President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association.