Sunday, 22 May 2011

ON THE SCENE: Highlights from PM Bruce Golding's week of national affairs and duties

PINNED DOWN: Following PM Bruce Golding’s endorsement of the Governor General’s I Believe initiative at a launch at Kings' House on May 19, Lady Allen attaches a pin to Mr. Golding. The I Believe initiative seeks to promote family and values, the development of youth and the promotion of education. To date, the programme has supported a mentorship programme at the Glenhope Place of Safety and also CXC tutoring of boys at a juvenile detention facility.

COURT OF APPEAL: PM Bruce Golding (left) meets with President Designate of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron. Sir Byron paid a courtesy call on the PM on May 19 at Jamaica House, during which he remarked that he has been impressed with the debates that have taken place in Jamaica concerning the CCJ, which have helped shaped the Court into what it is today.

REGIONAL MATTERS: PM Bruce Golding received a courtesy call from newly installed High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Iva Gloudon, on May 20. During the visit, PM Golding said that he looks forward to this weekend’s CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Guyana where leaders are expected to make progress on issues, such as economic integration and the movement of nationals within the community.

WALKING THE WALK: PM Bruce Golding (centre) is escorted to his seat after delivering greetings at the World Council of Churches (WCC) convocation opening meeting held at the UWI, Mona on May 18. Mr. Golding urged the WCC to be even more ecumenical in its approach towards promoting universal values. (From left) President of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, Dr. Oluwakemi Linda Banks, and General Secretary of the CCC, Rev. Dr. Walter Altmann. The gathering, called the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, ends on May 24.

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