President Jonathan To Visit Trinidad And Tobago, Jamaica

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will depart Abuja tomorrow to attend Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day and Jamaica’s Independence Anniversary Celebration.

President Jonathan, accompanied Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, will review the Kambule Street Procession, the major marking the Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day , August 1, with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

He will present a Goodwill Message to the Procession, pay a courtesy call on Prof. George Maxwell Richards, President of Trinidad and Tobago and his wife, Dr. Jean Ramjohn Richards, and meet with members of the Nigerian community resident in Trinidad and Tobago.

A statement Reuben Abati,the presidential spokesman said  Jonathan and Dame Patience Jonathan will attend the Emancipation Day Cultural Programme at the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village, and be hosted to a State Banquet the President of Trinidad and Tobago.

The President’s Official visit to Jamaica will commence on Thursday, August 2, with a Commemorative Session of Parliament in his , after which he will be hosted the Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller.

Other activities of President Jonathan in Jamaica will include in a Mello Go Round at the National Stadium, a bilateral meeting in the Prime Minister’s , a meeting with the Nigerian Community and a luncheon hosted by the Governor-General of Jamaica, Patrick Allen.

President Jonathan is back in Abuja on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Emancipation Day is celebrated to mark the end of slavery for Africans in the British Caribbean on August 1, 1838, and has been observed as a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago since 1985, while Jamaica attained independence from Great Britain in 1962.


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