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Government Economic Policy Results in Social Interventions and Sustainable Benefits for Jamaicans


Government Economic Policy Results in Social Interventions and Sustainable Benefits for Jamaicans

“There is no other way to address poverty, to get your children into school, to get you the housing, to improve your security and your healthcare, unless we fix our economy.” – Prime Minister Holness ——————————————————————————-   Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government’s steadfast commitment to sound economic management has ushered in a new […]

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Government Implements Compassionate Measures to Address Severe Drought Affecting the Island


Government Implements Compassionate Measures to Address Severe Drought Affecting the Island

“Our response must be grounded in empathy and compassion for those enduring the hardships of drought. To the farmers and rural communities on the frontline of this crisis, I offer my unwavering commitment to stand by your side and provide the assistance you need to survive and thrive.” – Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————–   Prime […]

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NHT to Increase Efforts in Affordable Housing Development


NHT to Increase Efforts in Affordable Housing Development

“The Government of Jamaica three years ago gave a directive to the board of the NHT that all their policy efforts must be focused on the delivery of affordable housing solutions.” – Prime Minister Holness ————————————————————————————–   Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government remains committed to providing affordable housing solutions tailored to different income […]

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Prime Minister Holness Commits to Creating Wealth and Wellbeing for All Jamaicans


Prime Minister Holness Commits to Creating Wealth and Wellbeing for All Jamaicans

“We have a government that creates the cash that it uses to care. We have a government that truly puts people first!” –Prime Minister Holness —————————————————————————————– Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared his administration’s dedication to creating a caring economy that prioritizes the well-being of Jamaican citizens through responsible governance and genuine concern for the […]

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Government Accelerates Digital Transformation with Focus on NIDS Efficiency in Building a Caring Society


Government Accelerates Digital Transformation with Focus on NIDS Efficiency in Building a Caring Society

“This administration is pursuing productivity gains through the digital transformation of government services.” – Prime Minister Holness  ————————————————————————————————- The Government of Jamaica remains committed to digital transformation to improve efficiencies and greater service delivery within the society. As part of this thrust, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has highlighted the economic benefits of enhanced digital innovation […]

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Minimum Wage Increase as Government Builds a Caring Economy for All Jamaicans


Minimum Wage Increase as Government Builds a Caring Economy for All Jamaicans

“This Government recognises that the contribution of minimum wage earners such as household workers, artisans, labourers, store clerks, and security personnel is vital in meeting our national productivity targets.” -Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————–   The Andrew Holness administration has announced another increase in the national minimum wage, which will take effect on June 1, 2024. […]

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Prime Minister Holness Announces Revised First Step Housing Programme and Contribution Amnesty for MSMEs and Charities


Prime Minister Holness Announces Revised First Step Housing Programme and Contribution Amnesty for MSMEs and Charities

“Effective July 1, 2024, the NHT will revise its Home Improvement Loan policy to allow all contributors to access home improvement loans of up to $3.5 million after 10 years.” -Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced policy improvement measures for the National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors to access home loans and […]

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Government to Upgrade Beaches Across Jamaica for Public Access in Building a Caring Society


Government to Upgrade Beaches Across Jamaica for Public Access in Building a Caring Society

“We believe everybody must have access, but we go a step further, I am happy to announce that the government will be upgrading a number of beaches across the island for public access.” – Prime Minster Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Jamaicans will have greater access to improved facilities at public beaches across the island. Prime Minister Andrew […]

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JA$1 Billion Allocated for Rural Water Systems to Alleviate Urgent Water Crisis


JA$1 Billion Allocated for Rural Water Systems to Alleviate Urgent Water Crisis

“We are far advanced in developing other critical national projects to ensure access to reliable and potable water for all Jamaicans.” -Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Prime Minister Andrew Holness has moved decisively to address Jamaica’s water supply issues by allocating JA$1 billion to improve rural water supply systems. The Government will also invest J$409 million […]

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