POWER UP: Ground is broken for the West Kingston Power Partners electricity plant, which will generate 66 mega-watts of power for the national grid by 2012. Participating in the December 2 ceremony with Prime Minister Bruce Golding (far right) are from left: Juan Paez (Partner at Conduit Capital Partners); Wayne McKenzie (General Manager, Jamaica Energy Partners) and Minister of Energy and Mining James Robertson.
HEALTH TALK: At a December 1 ceremony to mark World AIDS Day, Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) confers with Dr. Pierre Somse, Country Director for UNAIDS and Mr. Ernest Massiah (centre), regional director UNAIDS, at Jamaica House. Mr. Golding said there is an estimated 50 , 000 Jamaicans with the disease, but of particular concern, is that half of this number of persons do not know they are infected as they have not taken the trouble to get tested. World AIDS Day was celebrated under the theme ‘It’s your right...claim it’.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Prime Minister Bruce Golding cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony for Portmore Villa 2B homeowners recently. The estate is a project of the Housing Agency of Jamaica. Sharing in the moment is Minister of Water & Housing, Dr. Horace Chang.
PROUD HOMEOWNER: Prime Minister Bruce Golding presents a key to one of the new homeowners of Portmore Villas 2B in St. Catherine on November 26. PM Golding said Jamaica is coming out of the recession, so now is the time for developers to go into housing projects.
NATURAL REMEDY: PM Bruce Golding chats it up with Managing Director of Lascelles Limited, Mr Bruce Terrier, after the December 2 launch of Bio-Tech R&D Institute in Kingston. Lascelles Ltd is one of the shareholders in the Institute, which will manufacture pharmaceuticals and other health products from plants grown in Jamaica. 84 of the 160 established medicinal plants of the world are grown in Jamaica. Sharing the frame are Executive Chairman of Environmental Health Foundation, Dr Henry Lowe (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh. Northern Caribbean University and the Scientific Research Council are also shareholders in the Institute.