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Prime Minister Bruce Golding told the nation Wednesday night that the way forward for Jamaica is exciting, although it will not be without challenges.Speaking in a national broadcast in which he outlined new economic initiatives to reduce the debt and the budget deficit and widen the social safety net for the poor, Mr. Golding, optimistically, predicted that Jamaica will meet the challenges and be victorious.
Deputy Mayor of New York City, Dennis M. Walcott.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is getting set to once again welcome hundreds of influencers in New York's Caribbean-American community to his official residence next Thursday, August 12 to kick-off celebrations for the 43rd West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) Labor Day Parade.The 2010 Carnival festival, which each year attracts millions of revelers and spectators to Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway on Labor Day Monday, will be held from September 2 to 6, starting with a benefit concert for Haiti on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, September 2.
Vice-Chairman Diaz completes the giant Autism Awareness wall puzzle.On Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Vice-Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz celebrated Autism Awareness Month at the inaugural opening of a special artistic display. The event featured artwork broken into giant puzzle pieces, with each piece displaying specific information about autism: research, parenting, education, and more. The artwork can be viewed throughout the month of April in the lobby of the Stephen Clark Building, 111 NW 1st Street.
Commissioner Katy Sorenson will be attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Naranja’s newest affordable housing development on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. Sunrise Commons Apartments, a 106-unit development, is located at 26600 SW 146 Court in Commissioner Sorenson’s district.
The Air Jamaica divestment team has advised that, by mutual agreement, a decision has been taken to extend the deadline for a Transition Services Agreement between Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines from the previous target date of April 12. A new timeline of April 30 was agreed with Caribbean Airlines as the date by which the transition arrangement is to be fully in place.