As the United Nation General Assembly with their 193-members came to a close in New York City, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Ms Portia Simpson-Miller, used her time at the General Assembly on September 27, 2012 to call on the international communities for aids in the development of Jamaica and other small Caribbean islands.
During her speech, PM Simpson-Miller spoke on behalf of the Middle Income States. Her main focus was to insure that these countries were not over-looked by the international community. She reminded the world leaders that the Middle Income Countries are still faced with poverty in addition to high energy and food prices. Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller reminded the foreign leaders that she is from one of those countries where many people are facing hardships.
The Prime Minister explained that, “ Jamaica is a nation, small in size but enormous in spirit. A nation with a people whose speed defies the laws of physics, whose musical messages have inspired positive and revolutionary global changes and whose minds have provided the world with myriad solutions in areas including science, law and medicine. Yet, many nations like Jamaica have such great possibility and potential that are not reflected in, or reflective of, its present economic indicators.”
Prime Minister Simpson-Miller was able to share her views on the issues Jamaica is faced with and thanked the United Nation and the international countries for their support.