Prime Minister Simpson Miller will use this opportunity to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, one of our long standing diplomatic partners. During her visit, the Prime Minister will attend and address the Inter American Development Bank’s Japan-LAC (Latin American and the Caribbean) Conference -Shaping the Future between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Prime Minister will also meet with Marubeni, Nippon Light Metals, and UCC, all major investors in Jamaica with interests in electricity, Minerals and Blue Mountain Coffee. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, left the island yesterday (November 2) for a three day working visit to Japan.The Prime Minister is accompanied by the Hon. Philip Paulwell, Minister of Science, Technology, Mining and Energy; Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Ambassador Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; her support staff and security team.During her visit, the Prime Minister will meet with His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino, as well as the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe.Prime Minister Simpson Miller will use this opportunity to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, one of our long standing diplomatic partners.During her visit, the Prime Minister will attend and address the Inter American Development Bank’s Japan-LAC (Latin American and the Caribbean) Conference -Shaping the Future between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean.The Prime Minister will also meet with Marubeni and UCC, all major investors in Jamaica with interests in electricity, Minerals and Blue Mountain Coffee.The Prime Minister will return to Jamaica on the 9th November, and in her absence, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance and Planning, will be in charge of the Government.
APTN NewsAlberta will soon become the second province in Canada to apologize to 60s Scoop survivors.APTN News has confirmed that Premier Rachel Notley will make the apology in the legislature on May 28.“In the spirit of reconciliation, the province has been working closely with the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) to understand the impact of the Sixties Scoop,” said a statement from the ministry of children’s services.SSISA and the Alberta government have been in talks about the adoptees would like from an apology.“Earlier this year, we held engagement sessions across the province, where we listened to hundreds of survivors and families impacted by this dark chapter in Canadian history,” the statement from the ministry said.“Throughout the process, survivors and families were clear that an apology is necessary for reconciliation. We look forward to the 28th, and thank SSISA, survivors, and their families for their strength and resiliency.”Word of the apology first circulated on social media in early May.The announcement coincides with a federal court approval of the Sixties Scoop settlement.Justice Michel shore approved the settlement on May 11 in a Saskatoon courtroom.In the days immediately following the Alberta apology, an Ontario court will make the final approval on the settlement and then a nine-month application period will open for claimants.The only other province to apologize for the apprehension and adoption of Indigenous children was Manitoba in [email protected]@aptnnews