Custodes Charged to Help Inspire Jamaicans

first_img Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is calling on custodes to use their office to inspire Jamaicans to play an active role in the country’s development.“As custodes, who are representatives of this constitutional office, I urge you to use your mandate as a platform to empower and inspire Jamaicans, and young people, in particular, to seize opportunities that will enable them to improve themselves and make Jamaica a better place,” he said.“I urge you to continue to use your skills, knowledge and understanding of the pertinent issues to successfully surmount the challenges and obstacles… which will propel the nation forward,” he further urged.The Governor-General was speaking at the annual custodes luncheon held on Tuesday (February 13) at King’s House. He met with the custos of each parish prior to the luncheon for an update on their activities.The ceremony featured the presentation of a citation to retired Custos of St. James, Hon. Ewen Corrodus, who demitted office on January 31 after serving eight and a half years as the Governor-General’s representative in the parish.During his tenure, Mr. Corrodus was actively involved with the work of the justices of the peace, the Lay Magistrates Association, and represented the Governor-General at various local events.He is succeeded by Bishop Conrad Pitkin, who was sworn in on January 29.Mr. Pitkin is a senior pastor of the Faith Temple Assembly of God in Montego Bay. Story Highlights The Governor- General was speaking at the annual custodes luncheon held on Tuesday (February 8) at King’s House. He met with the custos of each parish prior to the luncheon for an update on their activities. “I urge you to continue to use your skills, knowledge and understanding of the pertinent issues to successfully surmount the challenges and obstacles… which will propel the nation forward,” he further urged. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is calling on custodes to use their office to inspire Jamaicans to play an active role in the country’s development.last_img read more

Congress MLA Abdul Sattar joins Shiv Sena

first_imgMumbai: Two-term Congress MLA and former Maharashtra minister Abdul Sattar joined the Shiv Sena on Monday. Sattar, who represents Sillod Assembly seat in Aurangabad district, joined the Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence here. He resigned as Congress MLA before the general elections held earlier this year and helped the then BJP state president Raosaheb Danve, who won from Jalna Lok Sabha constituency, which covers the Sillod Assembly segment. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Sattar headed the animal husbandry department in the previous Congress-NCP coalition government. After inducting Sattar into the Sena, Thackeray hinted that he may get the party ticket for the upcoming state Assembly polls. “I would like to see the Sena win from Sillod Assembly constituency. It is an important seat for us,” the Sena chief told reporters here. Several leaders from the opposition Congress and NCP have joined either the BJP or the Sena in the recent weeks.last_img read more