Thursday, 16 January 2014

CHAT 'BOUT: Solid quotables starring Peter Bunting, Natalie Neita-Headley, P.J. Patterson, Dr. John Hall, and PM Portia Simpson-Miller

"There is competition today. If you fear it, you will not survive tomorrow. We cannot fear competition." -- PM Portia Simpson-Miller addressing the recent Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Montego Bay

"In order to effectively deliver health care to those in need, it is imperative that medical personnel be assured of their own safety in carrying out their duties." -- Dr. John Hall, Chairman of the Medical Council of Jamaica, addressing concerns regarding the safety of medical personnel at the Kingston Public Hospital 

"Issues of peace, sanctity of life, reconciliation, love and respect are central themes of Christianity -- and all great religions -- and these are precisely the values that we need to infuse in our society to reduce the anger, hostility and violence." -- National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, imploring local churches to join the fight against violence 

"It is now high time for the private sector to aggressively pursue the entire value chain by treating sports and entertainment as serious business for sound, substantial investments of human and financial capital." -- Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson speaking at the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards last Friday 

"We implore all our athletes, the coaches, the administrators and the managers of them that the United States Food and Drug Administration is really telling you that supplements are not regulated. The suppliers and manufacturers of the supplements make them to make money. They are no necessarily effective either." -- Sports minister Natalie Neita-Headley at the launch of the Joie De Vie Wellness Fest in Kingston recently

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