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PNP to celebrate 75 years

Published: Friday March 15, 2013 | 12:05 pm Comments 0

The People’s National Party (PNP) is to establish a small museum of its political history, as well as hold public consultation on ways to transform the organisation as it marks its 75 anniversary.

The activities for the Party’s anniversary celebrations were announced last evening at the launch of the PNP’s Diamond anniversary celebrations under the theme: “Honouring Our Past…A Powerful Foundation for Today and Tomorrow.”

The event included presentations by the Co-Chairs of the PNP’s 75th Anniversary Committee, Party President Portia Simpson Miller, and former Prime Minister PJ Patterson.

The party says the anniversary activities will include group discussions, community fora, lectures, symposia, religious activities, dinners, concerts, family days, cultural recitals and similar functions across the island and throughout the Diaspora.

Patterson says a transformation team will lead discussions within the Party and wider sectoral Groups to prepare for the consideration and approval of Party Conference as ‘DECLARATION 75’.

The party says in engaging members across the country and globally, the Party also intends to extend its archives to establish a small museum of its political history.

The 75th Anniversary activities will officially kick-off with a church service on April 7 and will also include the launch of a documentary and book on the Party’s achievements, as well as the Party’s four-day conference in September.

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