Prime Minister Bruce Golding (Chairman of Caricom), on Wednesday, watches as National Baking Company bin assistant, Michael Dunn, loads bottles of WATA into one of two shipping containers bound for St. Lucia. The people of St. Lucia are currently suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Tomas, which damaged crops and property, killed livestock and resulted in the deaths of 12 persons. The shipment contains Jamaican-made products, including National buns, mattresses from Boss Furniture and salted codfish donated by Rainforest Seafoods. The shipment is an initiative of the Jamaican government supported by the private and manufacturing sectors.
New US Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Bruce Golding at Jamaica House on Tuesday, November 9. Ms Bridgewater said that the United States continued to consider Jamaica as a valued partner and that she stood ready to work and strengthen good relations between Jamaica and her country. She gave the prime minster her assurance that she would be reviewing the full range of opportunities in which both countries can engage, including economic opportunities, trade and jobs.