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The Hon. Orette Bruce Golding to serve as Honorary Distinguished Fellow, UWI.

For Release Upon Receipt - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Hon. Bruce Golding, is to serve as an Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The University of the West Indies (UWI), effective February 1, 2014.

The 5-year non-salaried appointment will afford Mr. Golding an opportunity to undertake empirical research and to offer recommendations with emphasis on public administration and economic development. He is also expected to develop vital linkages between the public and private sectors with a view to identifying and promoting practical areas for dynamic collaboration.

In addition, Mr. Golding will work to:

·         Strengthen the linkages between research and policy to enable the latest research findings to be reflected in high level policy discussions and to be made available to decision-makers within the region

·         Operationalize theoretical research findings and recommendations

·         Develop a system of documentation of best practices worldwide to improve the social and economic system in Jamaica and the Caribbean region on the whole.

A group of corporate citizens have committed to underwrite expenses associated with Mr. Golding’s work.

The Former Prime Minister’s personal papers including speeches and presentations are also to be archived at The UWI.

The Hon. Bruce Golding will join the ranks of several other former Prime Ministers including the late Hon. Michael Manley and the Most Hon. Edward Seaga (Jamaica) and the Hon Erskine Sandiford (Barbados), all of whom have served as Honorary Distinguished Fellows at the UWI.



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