It is my distinct pleasure to extend warm greetings to Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica, as we celebrate another significant milestone-the 54th Anniversary of Independence of our beloved homeland, Jamaica.
As a nation, we have made significant progress particularly in achieving and in some instances surpassing economic targets and social indicators. While we still have formidable challenges, the sheer unbridled tenacity of Jamaicans at home coupled with the enduring commitment and support of Jamaicans abroad, have enabled us to remain on course for unprecedented growth and development this year.
As we acknowledge the much needed contributions, I must also express my profound appreciation to the many Jamaicans throughout the Diaspora who have and continue to give back to our homeland. You are indeed key partners in Jamaica’s development process. As we press forward, we must remain steadfast and committed to the task of nation building, in the assurance that our individual and collective efforts will propel us forward. Sustaining these achievements will require the concentrated effort of the entire Jamaican family and we must seize the moment. This is our time. Read more.