Archive for April, 2018

Shaggy Talks about growing up in Jamaica

Shaggy, while doing an interview to promote their new 44/876 album, with Sting, on BBC Radio 1Extra spoke about his childhood growing up in Jamaica.

Jamaica PM in London for the Commonwealth Summit

Caption: PM Holness walking past Buckingham palace guards courtesy of The Commonwealth Heads of Government

Jamaica PM Andrew Holness attended the Commonwealth Summit this week in London, England.

While in London, the Prime Minister had a full agenda. First, he was scheduled to meet with his British counterpart, Rt. Hon.Theresa May, at her office at 10 Downing Street in Westminster.

The Prime Minister was also scheduled to be received by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The meeting – a private audience with Her Majesty – is specifically organized for Heads of Government who have taken office since the last CHOGM in 2015.

Bilateral discussions are also scheduled with His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

In addition to his participation at the Commonwealth Summit, Prime Minister Holness was scheduled to deliver an address at a joint forum on the theme: “Toward a Common Future.” The panel includes Prime Minister May and Bill Gates, Principal Founder of the Microsoft Corporation.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled for bilateral discussions with the Honourable Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

As part of his focus on economic growth and job creation in Jamaica, Prime Minister Holness was scheduled to hold key meetings with current and prospective investors in the business, banking and professional industries.

Next on the schedule is to wrap up his overseas working visit with a Town Hall meeting with members of the Jamaican diaspora in London and surrounding areas.

Information courtesy of JIS.