Jamaica PM to address nationals, UN

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of Jamaica addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.
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Two weeks before meeting with President Barack Obama, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller will address the Jamaican community here. The announcement was made by Consular General Herman G. Lamont in conjunction with the island’s ministry of foreign affairs arranged March 26 for the 6:30 p.m. start of the special meeting at St George’s Episcopal Church, 209 East 16th St. in Manhattan.

According to the evening’s program, the prime minister will also address key matters of relevance to the Jamaican community. Following the address, a question and answer segment will afford nationals an opportunity to inform and query the leader on issues pertinent to the community.

Another planned issue to be discussed is the upcoming sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference which is slated to be held in June in the country’s second city of Montego Bay.

Details of that important event will launch the annual unity conference which bonds Jamaicans living throughout the US, Canada and in other Caribbean islands.

President Obama will meet the leader in Jamaica on April 9 before addressing the CARICOM heads of governments.

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