JAMAICA | PM Holness arrives in Philadelphia for Penn Relays and "Jamaica-60" US Launch

JAMAICA | PM Holness arrives in Philadelphia for Penn Relays and "Jamaica-60" US Launch

PHILADELPHIA PA, April 28, 2022 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness arrived in Philadelphia in the United States this afternoon, for a number of engagements in that city as well as in New York where he will launch the US leg "Jamaica-60" on Sunday.

Prime Minister Holness and his delegation was met on arrival at the Philadelphia International Airport by Ambassador Audrey Marks and later by the Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Philly Mr. Christopher Chaplin and Jamaica’s Consul General to New York Ms Alsion Roach-Wilson.

While in Philadelphia, the Prime Minister will meet with the Dean of schools of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania where he will deepen relations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, as well as  explore capacity building opportunities and programmes.

On Friday, Holness will deliver the keynote address at an investment forum put on by Jamaica Promotions Ltd. JAMPRO, and later in the evening, he will be guest of honour at a reception hosted by Jamaica’s Honourary Consul in Philadelphia Mr. Chris Chaplain.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister will meet with members of the Jamaica community at a special meeting in the morning and in the afternoon he will attend the 127th staging of the Penn Relays at the Franklin Field Stadium at the University of Pennsylvania, where Jamaican High school athletes, fresh from and Boys & Girls Champs will compete in a number of meets.

At Franklyn Field he will tour JAMPRO Export Max booths which will have approximately ten Jamaican exhibitors and  he will visit the Team Jamaica Bickle Tent operated by Mr. Irvine Clare and his team which continue to host the Jamaican athletes every year.

The Jamaican Prime Minister will also participate in an in-field presentation organized by Penn Relays to celebrate "Jamaica-60".

On Sunday Prime Minister Holness will attend a church service at the New Life Tabernacle in Brooklyn to launch Jamaica’s 60th anniversary celebrations in the United States.

On Sunday evening, he will officially launch "Jamaica-60" celebrations in the United States at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jamaica, New York by delivering the keynote address.

Minister of Sports and Culture Olivia Babsy Grange will set the stage for the Launch of "Jamaica-60" in the United States, and will be ably supported  by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Jamaica’s Consul General to New York Alsion Wilson.

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