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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Calls for CARICOM to Put Crime on the Agenda


Prime Minister Andrew Holness Calls for CARICOM to Put Crime on the Agenda

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has proposed that CARICOM leaders place crime on the agenda for future sittings of the organisation. The prime minister made the call yesterday (July 06) on the final day of the 38thRegular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grand Anse Grenada. Mr Holness says CARICOM represents one of the regions experiencing the highest rate of crime and violence. He said Jamaica is experiencing a spiral in the murder rate and that in discussions with other Heads they face similar issues. The prime minister stated that […]

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Prime Minister Holness Attends 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada


Prime Minister Holness Attends 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada

Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island this afternoon (Monday, July 3) for the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St. George’s, Grenada. The Regular Meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, from July […]

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Sustainable Development Goals Aligned to Key Development Concerns and Priorities


Sustainable Development Goals Aligned to Key Development Concerns and Priorities

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that he will be taking a keen interest in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs and their alignment with Vision 2030. He says that SDGs are aligned with key development concerns and priorities of the region. “We are paying close attention to the implementation of the accelerators as […]

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1500 Unattached Youth Attend HOPE Orientation


1500 Unattached Youth Attend HOPE Orientation

Approximately fifteen hundred young persons this morning (June 20) attended the orientation and registration for the first phase of the HOPE programme.   The HOPE programme is the Government’s flagship training and apprenticeship programme, which targets unattached youth, aged 18 -24, who are not in school or currently employed.   HOPE means Housing, Opportunity, Production […]

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National Identification System (NIDS) Will Transform Jamaica into a Digital Economy


As the government moves to implement a National Identification System (NIDS), Prime Minister Andrew Holness has emphasized that this initiative will have a positive transformative effect on Jamaica. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the NIDS will translate to improved international standings and credibility for the country and will be the gateway to become a digital […]

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Tackling Crime must be driven by Intelligence and Surveillance Says PM Holness


Tackling Crime must be driven by Intelligence and Surveillance Says PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government must be focused, targeted and driven by intelligence in tackling crime. Speaking at the multilateral crime summit this morning (June 15) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Prime Minister Holness said the police force is undergoing a transition. “The men and women of the JCF will relieve themselves of […]

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