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PM Holness Reassures that When a Safe Vaccine is Approved, it will be Available to the Public


PM Holness Reassures that When a Safe Vaccine is Approved, it will be Available to the Public

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that when a safe vaccine is approved, the Government will make it freely available to all Jamaicans who wish to obtain it. Speaking this afternoon at a press conference to update the nation on the Government’s management of Covid-19, Prime Minister Holness explained that Jamaica is a part of […]

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Holness Administration Energized and Committed to Jamaica Recovering Stronger


Holness Administration Energized and Committed to Jamaica Recovering Stronger

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says with the energy and commitment of the entire team of Parliamentarians, he is optimistic that Jamaica will recover stronger. The Prime Minister was speaking at the start of the new Parliamentary term yesterday (September 15) following the swearing-in of Senators and Members of Parliament at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Prime […]

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PM Holness Charges State Ministers to be “Champions of Policy and Advocacy”


PM Holness Charges State Ministers to be “Champions of Policy and Advocacy”

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged the newly minted Ministers of State to be advocates of policy and public affairs. The Prime Minister says that with the swearing in of the Ministers of State, their responsibility is to support their Cabinet Ministers in explaining to the public policy decisions that have been tabled. According to […]

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PM Mourns the Passing of Legendary Reggae Singer, Toots


PM Mourns the Passing of Legendary Reggae Singer, Toots

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed saddness at the death of Reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert. Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert died last night (Friday September 11) in hospital. He was 77 years old. Prime Minister Holness said: “The passing of our very own legendary Reggae singer Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert  represents a loss to the musical landscape. […]

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New Slate of Cabinet Ministers Named


New Slate of Cabinet Ministers Named

Consequent on the General Elections held on September 3, 2020, the Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has today (September 11) announced that the following Ministers and the Attorney General will be appointed.  The Cabinet Ministers (other than those already sworn in) and the Attorney General will take the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of […]

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Tighter Restrictions Announced as Government Again Seeks to Flatten the Curve After Spike in COVID-19 Cases


Tighter Restrictions Announced as Government Again Seeks to Flatten the Curve After Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions aimed at stemming the increase in positive cases of the virus. Beginning today (September 8) the nightly islandwide curfew will be from 8pm to 5am the following day. The new measures will end September 23, 2020, when further amended measures will be announced. In […]

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PM Stresses that Cabinet Ministers must Display Sound Judgement as the First Four Ministers Sworn in


PM Stresses that Cabinet Ministers must Display Sound Judgement as the First Four Ministers Sworn in

Four Ministers took the Oath of Office yesterday (September 7) as they were sworn in during a brief ceremony at King’s House. The Oath was administered by the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. Those appointed are: The Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica and Minister of National Security. Dr. the Honourable Christopher […]

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