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Prime Minister of Jamaica
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
The CCA, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Jamaica, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and Event Patrons: the Honourable Michael Lee-Chin, OJ and the Honourable G. Raymond Chang, OJ
Invites you to attend a presentation on “Doing Business in Jamaica” by
The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, O.N., M.P., Prime Minister of Jamaica
The Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller was sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica on January 5, 2012. Previously she had been Prime Minister from March 2006 to September 2007, after having served for 17 years as a Cabinet Minister with portfolio responsibility for Labour and Social Security, Tourism and Local Government, Community Development and Sport. She was conferred with the Order of the Nation in May 2006.
Mrs. Simpson Miller has a distinguished record of service at the regional and international levels: she is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders (an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize on women’s issues); vice president of the Organization of American States’ High‐level Inter‐American Network on Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation; Chairperson of the Caribbean Forum of Ministers responsible for decentralization, local government, community development and citizen participation, and board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
As the largest English speaking island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has well established traditions of democracy and accountability and a diversified market economy, which offers strong possibilities for trade and inward investment. These are promoted by JAMPRO as the trade and investment promotion agency of the Government of Jamaica.
CCA Gold Corporate Sponsors: Barrick Gold, KPMG, Scotiabank
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Canadian Council For The Americas
The CCA is the hub of Canadian thinking and events on hemispheric affairs, especially trade and investment. We host meetings and symposiums Latin America and the Caribbean, and advocate on major policy issues on behalf of our members.