Saturday, 23 October 2010

JAMAICA HOUSE SPOTLIGHT: On The Scene with Prime Minister Bruce Golding

An ecstatic Aileen Bailey, winner of the 6th annual Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence, revels in another moment of victory, sharing it with Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

PM Golding addresses Wednesday's 6th annual Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding welcomes writer Owen Everard James (second right) and his wife Icy James (third right) on Thursday morning at Jamaica House, where they paid a call on the PM to present a copy of Mr. James’ book Jamaican by Birth; American by Choice. Accompanying them was Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Gallimore. Jamaican by birth; American by Choice examines the impact of deliberate personal choices, as it explores interpersonal, institutional and cultural relationships in Jamaica, North America, East and Southern Africa from a unique perspective that directly influences the writer’s view of race in post-Obama America. The book will be officially launched on Tuesday, October 26 at the Mico University.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding was delighted to receive a copy of Jamaican by Birth; American by Choice’, by author Owen Everard James, ahead of the book’s official launch on Tuesday. James is a Jamaican who has lived and worked in the Caribbean, Canada, the US, East and Southern Africa.


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