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Jamaica 22-24 May 2007

24 May 2007

The Deputy Prime Minister spoke alongside the Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, at Labour Day Celebrations, “Honouring our Ancestors… Strengthening communities”, as part of the UK's programme to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. He held bilateral meetings with the Jamaican Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister Anthony Hylton, and the Bicentenary Committee. He also visited a sugar factory, a school and attended the National Labour Day event with a number of Jamaican Ministers.