Sunday, 21 November 2010

THE GOLDINGS: PM Bruce Golding welcomes the Colombian President, Mrs. Golding steps out for book launch

Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) greets Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, on his arrival at the Norman Manley airport in Kingston on the weekend. President Santos expressed his government’s delight at being invited to Jamaica. He said relations between Jamaica and Colombia were good but that there is room for improvement. Santos also noted that he was looking forward to discussing a number of issues, including the joint exploration of oil and gas, trade, a common fight against narcotics and terrorism, and environmental protection. “Our relation with the Caribbean in general, and Jamaica in particular, is of tremendous importance, and I look forward to discussions with the government of Jamaica,” he told PM Golding.

Chair of the Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation (JECDF) and wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Lorna Golding (right), congratulates author Veronica Carnegie on the launch of her new book, Leaving Home and Other Stories, which delivers humorous and heartwarming short stories about contemporary Jamaica. The launch was held at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish (Tom Redcam) Library on November 18. Mrs. Golding delivered the main address. Children writers Diane Brown and Hazel Campbell also presented copies of their books to Mrs. Golding at the function.

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