Sunday, 23 October 2011

THE LAST HURRAH: Bruce Golding does his farewell rounds + launches Jamaica 50 celebrations

HIGH SPIRITS: Outgoing Prime Minister Bruce Golding is greeted by Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Dr Iva Gloudon, after a meeting with the Consular Corps of Jamaica last Friday morning at Jamaica House. Golding used the opportunity to express gratitude to the diplomats for the harmonious relations Jamaica has enjoyed with their countries amid challenging times.

SPANISH KISS: Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica, Celsa Nuńo, is greeted with a beso from Golding at the meeting with the Consular Corps of Jamaica Friday. Golding said the transition in government leadership to Andrew Holness is the "most smooth and unified that the country has ever seen." Looking on is Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Dr Iva Gloudon, who noted that the transition is "tremendous," and should be an example to other countries in the region.

CHUMS: Golding is seen here with tourism minister Edmund Bartlett at the Jamaica 50 media launch at Jamaica House last Thursday evening. Golding appealed to communities, schools, youth organizations, churches and all Jamaicans to use next year's celebrations as an opportunity to boast the indomitable spirit of Jamaica and Jamaicans. The year of celebrations will commence on January 1, 2012 and culminate on December 31, 2012 and will include local and international series of events aimed at capturing Jamaica’s culture.

POWER TRIO: Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse (centre), the health ministry's Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services and Lyttleton Shirley, chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority, with Golding ahead of the start of the Jamaica 50 media lLaunch at Jamaica House last Thursday.

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