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PM wants Farrakhan to speak about values and attitudes
Observer Reporter
Friday, March 22, 2002


PRIME Minister P J Patterson yesterday asked Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan to 'preach' a message of positive values and attitudes when he speaks at various functions during his five-day stay here.

Patterson, who spoke with Farrakhan, who paid him a courtesy call at Jamaica House yesterday, said his central concern was to get the Jamaican people to accept positive values and healthy attitudes and to develop a sense of respect for each other.

"I wish that could be your message to those you have the capacity to influence. It would be a most welcome contribution to the Jamaican people," Patterson told Farrakhan.

The Nation of Islam leader will speak at a dinner tonight and a rally at the National Arena Sunday