Speeches by the Prime Minister

IMF Review Press Conference


Statement By Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the IMF Second Review Press Conference September 14, 2017 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   We’re pleased that the second review was concluded successfully and we express thanks to Dr Ramakrishnan and her team for their tremendous work in preparing for the review and diligently conducting the review. The IMF Review Team […]

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ZONE OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS (MOUNT SALEM) Statement to Parliament


STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT By Prime Minister Andrew Holness ZONE OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS (MOUNT SALEM) Tuesday, September 12, 2017   Context Mr. Speaker, during my Budget presentation for this Fiscal Year, I informed the Parliament that the Government is developing Plan Secure Jamaica. It is a comprehensive, whole of government plan to build a national security […]

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Launch of Youth Summer Programme


KEYNOTE ADDRESS By the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister, Jamaica Launch of Youth Summer Programme August 10, 2017     Everybody knows that I love the song ‘My Dream’. There is nothing wrong with dreaming; people say you dream with your eyes closed but you have to move from the stage of […]

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2017 Independence Day Message by the Most Hon. Andrew Holness


Fellow Jamaicans, On the 55th anniversary of our Independence, it is fitting that we celebrate our achievements and strengths while pondering our challenges. Our independence theme this year is, “Celebrating Jamaicans at home and abroad”. And how appropriate that we should have that theme when our  athletes from home and abroad are right now holding […]

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Emancipation Day Message 2017


Fellow Jamaicans, As we celebrate yet another Emancipation Day, let us continue to remind ourselves of the hard-fought struggles which led us to achieve that momentous victory over oppression.   Let us never take for granted the heroic efforts waged by our forebears, particularly Sam Sharpe, to secure the foundation of freedom on which we […]

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