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Former Jamaican prime minister P.J. Patterson discusses memoir and new vision for a post-pandemic Caribbean

By Caribbean News Global fav

TORONTO, Canada – Ryerson University is hosting a virtual book launch and talk with Jamaica’s sixth prime minister, Percival James (P.J.) Patterson, who recently penned My Political Journey – a memoir reflecting the Jamaica he grew up in and eventually had the privilege of leading for 14 years.

Patterson will join Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies Open Campus, in a conversation about the future of the economy, youth and justice in the Caribbean and beyond. More details below.

What: A virtual book launch and fireside chat with the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson about his days in office and a new vision for the Caribbean post-pandemic.

Why: Ontario is home to 85 percent of the total Canadian population with Jamaican roots. This event presents a unique opportunity to engage and build relationships with both the Jamaican and Caribbean communities within Canada and beyond.

Who: Open to the public.

When:  Monday, November 2, 2020. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST.

Where: Online. Register here.

Proceeds from My Political Journey book sales will support scholarships for students at the University of West Indies. Interviews with Patterson can be arranged upon request.

For more information, please contact Florence James at



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