COSTA RICA NEWS – Jamaica has agreed to assist Costa Rica to establish a local government system, according to the Jamaica Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in a release last week.
As part of the agreement, the Jamaica will facilitate visits by Costa Rican government officials to familiarize themselves with the parish council and municipal system that country.
The issues were raised during bilateral talks between Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera in San José, during the Third Summit of Heads of Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) January 28- 29.
President Solis noted that Costa Rica lagged behind many other countries in terms of the absence of a strong Local Government system and, according to the release, said Jamaica was seen as a country with a strong track record in this area. He also pointed to Prime Minister Simpson Miller’s reputation as a leader in Local Government, the OPM noted.