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Statement by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness at the High-Level Segment of the 108th Session (Centenary) of the International Labour Conference 12th June 2019


Mr President, Jamaica is honoured to speak at this high-level plenary of the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference, to commemorate the Centenary of this most important global institution. Jamaica’s democracy was born out of the struggle of the labour movement. Labour is a respected and deeply integrated partner in the tripartite collaborative culture […]

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No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected Area of the Cockpit Country


No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected Area of the Cockpit Country

In light of public concerns raised regarding mining in the Cockpit Country Protected Area, Prime Minister Andrew Holness invited the heads all relevant agencies to update Cabinet on matters concerning the Cockpit Country. The Cabinet was advised by all relevant regulatory agencies that no bauxite mining is taking place in the area to be protected […]

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Government Serious About Protecting the Environment – PM Holness


Government Serious About Protecting the Environment – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assured all Jamaicans and stakeholders that the Government is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring environmental sustainability. Speaking yesterday (June 5) during a tour of the Cockpit Country and to place the first marker designating the protected area of the Cockpit Country, Prime Minister Holness said he is always […]

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Commissioner of Police Briefs Cabinet


Commissioner of Police Briefs Cabinet

Chairman of the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has revealed that Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson yesterday (Wednesday, May 29) briefed Cabinet on current policing initiatives and gave an update on recent incidents of crime across the island. Cabinet, which is the chief policy making organ of the Government, sought a first hand view of […]

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Transformation of the Economic Space to Yield Increase for Civil Servants – PM Holness


Transformation of the Economic Space to Yield Increase for Civil Servants – PM Holness

The Prime Minister says that a strategic transformation of the country’s economic space to grow the economy will have a positive impact on civil servants. Prime Minister Holness was speaking yesterday (May 30) at the 100th annual meeting of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) at Jacisera Park in St. Andrew. “The strategy that we […]

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Government Taking Aggressive Steps to Promote Development of Downtown Kingston


Government Taking Aggressive Steps to Promote Development of Downtown Kingston

The Government of Jamaica is taking more dynamic, innovative and aggressive steps to promote and encourage the greater development of Downtown Kingston. According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government has a clear and strategic plan to transform the skyline of Downtown Kingston to become the pearl of the Antilles. “The UDC has several projects […]

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Transformation of the JCF into a Force for Good Underway – PM Holness


Transformation of the JCF into a Force for Good Underway – PM Holness

The Prime Minister says the strategic transformation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into a force for good through organizational and policy changes is taking shape. Prime Minister Holness was speaking on Wednesday (May 29) at the 76th annual joint conference of the Jamaica Police Federation at Moon Palace Hotel in St. Ann. “The transformation that we are […]

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Investments in Agriculture & Agro-processing Will Lead to Significant Economic Growth – PM Holness


Investments in Agriculture & Agro-processing Will Lead to Significant Economic Growth – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that significant economic value can be derived from investments in agriculture and agro-processing. In that regard, the Prime Minister noted that the secret to rapid economic growth is to create more value in local agriculture. “The real value to be created right away is in agriculture and agro-processing. That […]

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PM Holness Announces Additional $125 Million Water Relief Assistance for Drought Affected Parishes


PM Holness Announces Additional $125 Million Water Relief Assistance for Drought Affected Parishes

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has announced that an additional $125 million will be allocated for the trucking of water and the distribution of tanks in several parishes across the island affected by severe drought. There has been a significant reduction in rainfall in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Portland, St. […]

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