Patterson to tout Caribbean possibilities

By Gerald V. Paul

P.J. Patterson
P.J. Patterson

Former Jamaican prime minister P.J. Patterson will be keynote speaker May 6 at the Network Caribbean Borderless Possibilities Town Hall event.

The event, sponsored by Western Union and GraceKennedy, will be held at the CBC Atrium.

Patterson is president of HeisConsults and just celebrated his 80th birthday. Recently, the Kingston to May Pen leg of Hwy. 2000 was renamed the P.J. Patterson Highway.

“Exercise the highway in safety and don’t turn it into a death trap,” Patterson commented at the ceremony.

The town hall event is in collaboration with the Caribbean Consul Corps with Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Ltd. and Sean Mason, vice-president and general manager of Caribbean-Western Union sharing their vision and mission.

“Our collaboration is indicative of the mutual trust and respect between a global industry player and a regional powerhouse. As market leaders in our respective businesses, we will leverage our knowledge and expertise, backed by our world-class teams, to continue exceeding customer expectations while ensuring that we keep on the cutting edge of industry standards and trends,” Wehby, said.

Topics to be discussed include Corporate Social Responsibility – Changing Lives; Cultivating Generations through Educational Investment and the Importance of obtaining Canadian Citizenship.

Earlier this year, Western Union celebrated a quarter century relationship as they renewed their commitment in Jamaica and eight other countries across the Caribbean. Their goals are to expand choice by introducing electronic channels and to enhance convenience, reliability, speed and overall value.

Their business is moving money for those who live away from home as they work and create a better life for their families and themselves.

Western Union and GraceKennedy have positively impacted nation building through programs that support community development through education with special emphasis on reading and literacy at the primary level.

Register for this free event at

Gerald V. Paul
Gerald V. Paul