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PM Holness Announces Changes to Portfolio Assignment


PM Holness Announces Changes to Portfolio Assignment

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made further changes to the ministerial arrangements in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. Minister without Portfolio, Hon. Daryl Vaz, will assume responsibility for the Water and Housing Portfolios and subject matters having to do with certain special economic development projects. Minister Vaz will be tasked with ensuring […]

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Government Refocusing Efforts to Reopen the Economy; Create Jobs and Housing Opportunities


Government Refocusing Efforts to Reopen the Economy; Create Jobs and Housing Opportunities

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is refocusing its efforts to get the economy back on track to provide job opportunities for all Jamaicans, especially those persons impacted by the novel Coronavirus. The Prime Minister was speaking yesterday, (Wednesday, June 17) at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Groundbreaking ceremony for the Catherine Estates […]

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PM Announces Phased Reopening of Jamaica’s Borders with Strict Protocols


PM Announces Phased Reopening of Jamaica’s Borders with Strict Protocols

The Government will today (June 1, 2020) begin a phased reopening of the country’s borders. In an address to the nation last night (Sunday, May 31), Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that effective June 1, in the first phase of the lifting of border restrictions, passenger vessels carrying Jamaican citizens will be accommodated. In the […]

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PM Holness Statement Announcing the Passing of Labour and Social Security Minister Hon. Shahine Robinson


PM Holness Statement Announcing the Passing of Labour and Social Security Minister Hon. Shahine Robinson

It is with deep sadness that I inform the nation of the passing of our dear Hon. Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security and Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann. Shahine was a patriot, a servant of the people, a much loved political representative adored by her constituents, a humanitarian and […]

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Disembarkation Process Complete for Repatriated Jamaican RCCL Ship Workers


Disembarkation Process Complete for Repatriated Jamaican RCCL Ship Workers

I am pleased to announce that the disembarkation process for Jamaican workers on the ‘Adventure of the Seas’ cruise line ship operated by Royal Caribbean   Limited (RCCL) was completed this afternoon (May 25) at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny. The final batch of Jamaicans left the vessel this morning. The management of RCCL has reported that […]

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High-Level UN Event Will Tackle Critical Finance Issues to Address Economic Devastation Caused by COVID-19


High-Level UN Event Will Tackle Critical Finance Issues to Address Economic Devastation Caused by COVID-19

Webcast: http://webtv.un.org    NEW YORK, 26 MAY 2020 – The Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Andrew Holness of Canada and Jamaica, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, will convene a special high-level event on 28 May 2020 to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Event, which will be virtual, will […]

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