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OPM Launches Jamaica House Petition


OPM Launches Jamaica House Petition

The Office of the Prime Minister, OPM officially launched the Jamaica House Petition portal today (July 24). The portal gives citizens the opportunity to petition the government on matters of national importance. The OPM will consider petitions submitted by local groups and members of the public as part of its national consultation approach. The portal can […]

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Government Strengthening Relationship with Diaspora- PM Holness


Government Strengthening Relationship with Diaspora- PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is serious about strengthening the relationship between Jamaica and the Diaspora. The prime minister made the commitment while delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference yesterday, (July 23) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston. “The government is allocating the necessary time and resources to ensure […]

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National Security Council Hears Presentations from Heads of Security Forces


National Security Council Hears Presentations from Heads of Security Forces

The National Security Council (NSC) chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness met today (July 20) at the Office of the Prime Minister The NSC received and deliberated, extensively, on presentations by the Chief of Defence Staff Major General Rocky Meade and Commissioner of Police George Quallo on the preparations for the implementation of the Zones […]

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There is Only One Sovereign State – PM Holness


There is Only One Sovereign State – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing confidence that when implemented, the Law Reform (Zone of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act will lead to a reduction in crime. Speaking yesterday (July 13) at the opening ceremonies of the Denham Town and Tivoli Restorative Justice Centres, the prime minister said the country does […]

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Cabinet Ministers Take Responsibility to Clear Up their Cell Phone Bills


Cabinet Ministers Take Responsibility to Clear Up their Cell Phone Bills

Prime Minister Andrew Holness convened a meeting of Cabinet Ministers ahead of the parliamentary session this afternoon (July 11) to discuss and review the issue of communication costs and high cellular phone bills being incurred for roaming and data charges. The Prime Minister said the situation is unacceptable and must be addressed immediately. During the meeting at Parliament, Prime Minister Holness ordered an audit of all cell phone bills of Ministers and State Ministers. This is to confirm the accuracy of information in the public domain. Coming from the meeting, […]

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National Security Council Reviews Accountability Framework of Security Forces in Special Zones of Operation


Prime Minister Andrew Holness chaired a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday (Sunday, July 9) to review the provisions of the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operation) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act. In particular, the accountability framework for the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Special Zones of Operation was discussed. The Prime Minister reiterated that the JDF and the JCF should ensure that members who will be deployed to the special zones aim to dismantle gangs and in […]

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Jamaica Signs Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Agreement


Jamaica is now a signatory to the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, CCREEE. Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed the agreement this morning (July 6) ahead of the start of the final day of discussions at the 38th Regular meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grand Anse Grenada. […]

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