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PM Holness Urges Public Sector to Embrace Efficiencies in Bureaucracy


PM Holness Urges Public Sector to Embrace Efficiencies in Bureaucracy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has again signaled the Government’s intention to tackle the systemic inefficient bureaucracy in the public service. Speaking at the National Competitiveness Council meeting today (Thursday, November 15), the Prime Minister said bureaucracy is inevitable in organizations. However, he said the challenge for Jamaica, is that the bureaucracy is process driven rather […]

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PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues


PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Thursday, November 15) convened a meeting with the National Works Agency (NWA), China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the management of Flow to resolve challenges associated with the major roadworks taking place. The meeting was attended by the Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC as well as Cabinet Secretary Ambassador […]

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Investment in JDF Aerial Fleet Demonstrates Govt’s Commitment to Secure Jamaica – PM Holness


Investment in JDF Aerial Fleet Demonstrates Govt’s Commitment to Secure Jamaica – PM Holness

Jamaica’s borders are now more secure following the commissioning into service of a surveillance aircraft acquired by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Andrew Holness says the investment in the new aircraft demonstrates the Government’s commitment to secure Jamaica. Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Hangar […]

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Statement to Parliament by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister on Tuesday, November 13, 2018


I rise today in this Honourable House to make it unequivocal and clear yet again that the Integrity Commission is an independent Commission of Parliament. Mr. Speaker, let me specifically draw reference to Section 6(3) of the Act which states that: In the exercise of its powers and performance of its functions under this Act, […]

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Statement to Parliament on the National Mitigation, Sanitation, Drain-Cleaning and Beautification Programme on November 13, 2018


Mr. Speaker, I use this opportunity to inform this Honourable House of the Government’s plan for another round of the Disaster Mitigation Works. The works have been programmed into the government’s overall mitigation plans, which we have rolled out in three tranches. We have completed two phases of mitigation and three phases of patching so […]

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Not True – Prime Minister Had No Role in Integrity Commission Appointment


Not True – Prime Minister Had No Role in Integrity Commission Appointment

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) wishes to make clear that, contrary to assertions by the Parliamentary Opposition, the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Hon. Andrew Holness played no part in the appointment of the new Acting Executive Director of the Integrity Commission. Prime Minister Holness was neither consulted nor advised of the […]

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Reject The Dons, They Are Not Robin Hood, They Are Criminals! – PM Holness


Reject The Dons, They Are Not Robin Hood, They Are Criminals! – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaicans must reject dons and gang leaders within their communities. Addressing students of the Penwood High School in West Central St. Andrew today (Tuesday, November 6) the Prime Minister declared that for Jamaica to change its status as one of the murderous countries in the world, the don culture must […]

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The Sovereignty of Jamaica is Foremost – PM Holness


The Sovereignty of Jamaica is Foremost – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared that the sovereignty of Jamaica is foremost as the Government enters relations with bilateral partners. Speaking at the Official handing over ceremony for the Jamaica China Goodwill Infant Schools 1 & 2, in Olympic Gardens West Central St. Andrew today (Wednesday, October 31) the Prime Minister explained that the country’s […]

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Review of Parole Process to be Undertaken by the Ministry of National Security


Review of Parole Process to be Undertaken by the Ministry of National Security

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday, October 25, 2018, chaired the monthly sitting of the National Security Council. During the deliberations of the Council, concerns were raised by the Security Forces regarding the granting of parole to offenders whose release has been assessed as being contrary to the public interest, given the magnitude of their […]

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Government Exploring Intergenerational Mortgage Option


Government Exploring Intergenerational Mortgage Option

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government is exploring the possibility of introducing an intergenerational or sixty-year mortgage programme, through the National Housing Trust (NHT). The Prime Minister was speaking on Wednesday (October 24) at the NHT Groundbreaking Ceremony for Friendship Oaks in Goshen St. Elizabeth. According to Prime Minister Holness, the proposed […]

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