Former Jamaica PM to address Rotary Club dinner

Former Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson will address this year’s Rotary Club of Georgetown’s World Understanding Dinner.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown annually observes “Word Understanding day” in Guyana with a special dinner at which a distinguished speaker addresses the general theme of understanding and goodwill as essential for world peace, a release from Public Communications Consultants Limited said.

Patterson, ON, OCC, OE, QC, will deliver a presentation, entitled “Cri de coeur – Lest we wither on the Vine,” with reference to Caricom.

Through his career, the release noted, Patterson has been extremely active and vocal in the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement, Summits of the Americas, Cariforum and the Association of Caribbean States.  He played a central role in the founding of Carifta and its evolution into Caricom, it added.

According to the release, Patterson, who served for an unprecedented four terms as Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1992 to 2006, is a widely acknowledged figure on the international stage, with a track record as an articulate champion of the cause of developing countries. He is a director of the Carter Centre and a member of the Global Leadership Foundation, the Madrid Club and the Interaction Council.  He is also a recipient of the Order of the Caribbean Community, the Order of the Nation of Jamaica and the Order of Excellence of Guyana.

The dinner will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00p.m at the Pegasus Hotel. Tickets can be obtained from members of Rotary Club of Georgetown, including Lisa Foster (623-1494).

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