Professor Wint Chronicles Events Leading To Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica
University of the West Indies (UWI) Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Alvin Wint, says the newly established Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica marks the continuation of a series of social-partnership engagements that have been undertaken across three successive administrations.
Speaking at the launch at King’s House on December 7, Professor Wint noted that the current initiative, being led by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has its origins in an initiative that was guided by his predecessor, Hon. Bruce Golding.
Professor Wint, a member of the National Partnership Council and its Coordinating Committee, said Mr. Golding presided over the establishment of the first-ever National Partnership Council in 2010.
He said regular meetings by the membership led to the signing of a Partnership Code of Conduct in 2011.
Professor Wint pointed out that, subsequently, Jamaica’s first-ever social partnership, the Partnership for Jamaica, was established under the purview of former Prime Minister and current Opposition Leader, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, for which an agreement was signed in 2013.
He said the ensuing engagements involving the country’s social partners piqued the interest of members of the international community, who welcomed the agreement and the priority areas. Read more
Source: Jamaica Information Service