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PJ takes My Political Journey to the west

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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People from a wide cross section of the society turned out at the S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in the resort city of Montego Bay last week Wednesday (February 6) for the western Jamaica launch of former Prime Minister PJ Patterson's latest publication: 'My Political Journey.'

The long list of dignitaries and other guests in attendance included chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Godfrey Dyer; MP Luther Buchanan; former MP Arthur Nelson; publisher Lloyd B Smith and former tourism minister Aloun N' Dombet Assamba.

The 416-page book chronicles memoirs of the private and public exploits of Patterson who served as Jamaica's sixth Prime Minister from 1992 to 2006.

Patterson's long-time friend and schoolmate Dr Simon Clarke gave an overview about the life of the author, while renowned University of the West Indies historian, Professor Verene Shepherd, introduced the book to the gathering.

To top it off, the respected statesman was serenaded by Karen Smith.

All proceeds from the sale of the book which was published by the University of the West Indies Press, will benefit the university's Mona campus.

The Jamaica Observer West shares highlights of the launch.


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