PRESS RELEASE - PNCR LEADER APPLAUDS ACHIEVEMENTS OF JAMAICA’S PNP LEADER - Tuesday 18th September 2012



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People’s National Congress Reform
Tuesday 18th September 2012

PNCR LEADER APPLAUDS ACHIEVEMENTS OF JAMAICA’S PNP LEADER

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger has congratulated the President and political leader of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Prime Minister of Jamaica – Mrs. Portia Simpson-Miller – on her leadership and her party’s successes at the polls and in Government.

Brigadier Granger visited Jamaica at the invitation of the PNP to attend its 74th annual conference over the last weekend in Kingston. He also applauded all the people of Jamaica on their exemplary sporting performance at the recent Olympics and on the occasion of the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Jamaica was the first colony in the former British West Indies to gain full independence and has been a cultural and intellectual beacon ever since.

Brigadier Granger, addressing over 10.000 delegates, observers and visitors at the National Arena, remarked that the People’s National Party (PNP) of Jamaica, founded in 1938, had come to be regarded and respected as the senior sister of the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Guyana and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) of Barbados, which were both founded in 1955 and the People’s National Movement (PNM) of Trinidad and Tobago, which was founded in 1956.

He recalled, further, that the founders of the four parties – Norman Manley, Forbes Burnham, Errol Barrow and Eric Williams, respectively – shared a common commitment to the well-being of their citizens, to the independence of their countries and to closer cooperation among Caribbean states. They blazed the trail that led to the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973 and the establishment of the Caribbean Community.

Brigadier Granger described the present generation of political leaders as the beneficiaries of the visionary leadership of the parties’ four founding fathers. He encouraged the leaders to look to the future to consolidate the cooperation among the parties and peoples. He expressed confidence that, despite the economic and social challenges which still confront the Caribbean people, the future was bright.

He paid tribute to the founders’ inspiring example, to the empowerment of the masses in the parties they established and to the commitments to social justice in the constitutions they introduced. These, Brigadier Granger said, have contributed to building a community where all the Caribbean people can enjoy a good life.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana
Tuesday 18th September 2012

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