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Sir Patrick urges Jamaicans to assist in transforming country

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2013 | 12:35 PM

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen is urging Jamaicans to play a greater role in the transformation of the country.

Sir Patrick said this could be done by forging partnerships that will allow Jamaica to free itself of the hindrances to its growth and development.

Making reference to last Thursdays' signing of the private/public/social partnership agreement at King's House during the National Independence Church Service at the Bethel Baptist Church in St Andrew this morning, the Governor-General said the agreement is indicative of the commitment to break free of the negative attitudes and encumbrances to unity.

Meanwhile, also speaking at this morning's church service, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna urged Jamaicans to use the 51st Independence celebrations to recommit themselves to the rights won by the nation's forefathers.

Jamaica is celebrating its 51st anniversary of political independence this year under the theme: "Celebrating Jamaica: Triumphant, Proud, Free".


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