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Denham Town in Kingston Declared the Second Zone of Special Operations


Denham Town in Kingston Declared the Second Zone of Special Operations

Denham Town in Kingston has been declared the second Zone of Special Operations, Special Security and Community Development Measures. The zone was officially declared and gazetted at 8:30am. The announcement was made this morning (October 17) during a special press conference called at Jamaica House by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. The Prime Minister said Denham […]

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GIS Technology A Critical Crime Fighting Tool – PM Holness


GIS Technology A Critical Crime Fighting Tool – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Geo-spatial Information System (GIS) technology will play a major role in assisting the government’s security objectives. This he said will allow for more informed and systematic intervention, in line with the approach that is being taken to address the level of crime and violence in the country. “We are enhancing […]

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Improved Road Connectivity will Increase Productivity – PM Holness


Improved Road Connectivity will Increase Productivity – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says proper connectivity of the country’s road network will drive development and prosperity. The Prime Minister explained that a “lack of connectivity in the road network has created bottlenecks in the country’s development.” Prime Minister Holness made the comments during the official opening of the Marcus Garvey Drive Improvement Project yesterday […]

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National Security Council Reviews Social Intervention Framework


National Security Council Reviews Social Intervention Framework

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 28) convened a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The Council received updates from the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force regarding the progress of operations in the Mount Salem community of St. James, where the first Zone of Special Operations was declared on September 1, […]

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Public Sector Transformation Integral to Growth – PM Holness


Public Sector Transformation Integral to Growth – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the transformation of the public sector is integral to maintaining a fiscally responsible path. He says there are several areas in which fiscal responsibility has to be applied and the public sector is one such area. The prime minister was speaking yesterday (September 28) at the Ground Breaking ceremony of 58HWT; […]

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Environmental Protection Critical to Sustainable Tourism – PM Holness


Environmental Protection Critical to Sustainable Tourism – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government remains committed to environmental protection while promoting sustainable development and growth. The Prime Minister said Jamaica is taking a holistic approach to planned development, particularly in the tourism sector. “Sustainability is a core feature of Jamaica’s growth agenda; we must find the right balance so that we have […]

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Increased Growth and Benefits Call for Increased Responsibility – PM Holness


Increased Growth and Benefits Call for Increased Responsibility – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that the country’s tourism product is poised for greater growth. However, he added that growth and benefits in the tourism industry call for increased responsibility. The Prime Minister was speaking yesterday (September 24) at the launch of the 27th staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange, JAPEX at the Montego Bay […]

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