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Interview with the Most Hon PJ Patterson: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Patterson, PJ and Craggs, Ruth Interview with the Most Hon PJ Patterson: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with the Most Hon PJ Patterson, conducted 22nd January 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Patterson, Percival Noel James ‘PJ’. 1935- . Born in Hanover, Jamaica. Educated at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and the London School of Economics. Elected Vice-President of the People’s National Party (PNP), 1969. Campaign Director for the PNP in 1972, 1976 and 1989. Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1978-80, 1989-92. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, 1978-80. Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1992-2006. Minister of Defence, 1992-2006. Chairman, Committee on Commonwealth Membership, 2006-07.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Patterson, PJ and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Canada, CHOGM, Development, Guyana, Jamaica, Mozambique, Nigeria, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Rhodesia (see also Zimbabwe), Rwanda, South Africa, Sport, Technical Assistance, Trade and Investment, Uganda, United Kingdom, West Indies/ West Indies Federation, Zambia, Zimbabwe (see also Rhodesia)
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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