Residents of Portmore are being urged to capitalize on the economic opportunities that are available to them, especially in light of the sheer population of the municipality.The call came from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who was addressing a civic ceremony at the Power of Faith Ministries in the Portmore Mall on June 28, where she was presented with the Key to the Municipality.Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that there are tremendous opportunities for business development in the community.“You must seek to expand business friendliness and work to open up as many outlets as possible for the entrepreneurial spirit of our people here in this municipality,” the Prime Minister said.She cited the growth of the business community over the years, and the “remarkable transformation from a dormitory community to a thriving business district.”“In fact, if we recall where Portmore was ten years ago, and pause to truly take stock of the development that has taken place here, we will conclude that Portmore has indeed come a far way. This is not to say the journey is to stop here. The journey is to continue,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.The Prime Minister urged the Council and residents to prepare themselves to take advantage of their proximity to several big investment projects, such as the planned Caymanas Logistics Centre and the 750,000 square feet of factory space in Naggo Head, that will be developed into an ultra-modern technology park with the potential to employ some 12,000 persons.Contact: Andrea Braham
Canadian golfers and their caddies are wearing green and gold ribbons at the LPGA’s Lotte Championship this week to honour the victims of the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.Hamilton’s Alena Sharp posted a picture on Twitter of one of the ribbons pinned to the side of her hat.She says all the other Canadians at the Hawaiian tournament were similarly showing support.Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., are the other Canadians at the Lotte Championship, which began Wednesday at Ko Olina Golf Club.Canadians on other golf tours also showed their support, with PGA golfer Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., offering to donate money for every hole under par at this week’s RBC Heritage in South Carolina, while the Canadian golfers at last week’s Symetra Tour event pinned green ribbons on their hats.Sixteen people were killed when the Broncos’ bus collided with a semi truck Friday in northern Saskatchewan. Thirteen other people were injured.