‘Obama’s Cuban Visit is a Turning Point’ – PJ Patterson

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is hailing the current visit by President Obama to Cuba as a turning point in the relationship between the US and the Caribbean.

Mr. Patterson says Jamaica should quickly develop tourism packages which take into consideration the close proximity of the communist island.

Mr. Patterson says Jamaica has nothing to fear from the current significant improvement in the relationship between the US and Cuba.

PJ Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica speaking this afternoon with Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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