His Worship the Mayor of Kingston, Senator Cllr. Delroy H. Williams received an official invitation from Mayor of Miramar Mr. Wayne Messam, to address residents of that City with Jamaican descent, as well as to discuss the possibility of a mutually beneficial Sister Cities Agreement.
The Mayor was accompanied by Mr. Robert H.P. Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation. During the visit, Mayor Williams also participated in a town hall meeting at the Miramar City Hall where he shared his vision for Kingston, accepted questions and sought to drive home the importance of the Diaspora in the development and sustainability of the city.
“After being elected Mayor of Kingston and following a close Local Government election, I initially stated that I would be focusing on strengthening the bilateral ties of Kingston and engaging the Diaspora in contributing to the development and restoration of the capital,” mayor Williams explained.
Earlier this year, an agreement of similar nature was signed with the City of Birmingham, Alabama and discussions are already underway regarding student exchange programmes and cultural exchanges. With Miramar having a much higher concentration of Jamaicans, it is the vision to engage them on investing in the growth of the City and being a part of the emerging tourist market flocking Kingston.