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“Don’t Take Violent Behavior Lightly”, Prime Minister Cautions as he Visits Mother of Kemesha Wright


“Don’t Take Violent Behavior Lightly”, Prime Minister Cautions as he Visits Mother of Kemesha Wright

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging families not to take violent behavior from family members lightly. Speaking while visiting mother and grandmother Gwendolyn McKnight, whose daughter Kemesha Wright and her 4 children were brutally killed by a family member, Prime Minister Holness says ignoring violent behavior that does not necessarily rise to the level of a […]

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Prime Minister Condemns Brutal Killing of Mother and Four Children


Prime Minister Condemns Brutal Killing of Mother and Four Children

The Government of Jamaica strongly condemns the gruesome and horrific murder of a 31-year-old mother and her four children including a toddler, in Clarendon this morning. The horrifying murder of Kemisha Wright of Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, and her four children: Kimana Smith (15 y.o. girl); Shemari Smith (10-year-old girl); Kafana Smith (5-year-old girl) and little […]

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Jamaica Positions itself to Take Advantage of Nearshoring and Friend-Shoring Opportunities in Economic Zones


Jamaica Positions itself to Take Advantage of Nearshoring and Friend-Shoring Opportunities in Economic Zones

“We want to ensure that Jamaica is a nation full of opportunities for international investors as well as for local entrepreneurs.”- Prime Minister Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is taking steps to partner with companies internationally, as the ideal location for nearshoring and friend-shoring as companies and governments start to see the challenges […]

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Prime Minister Holness Saddened at Passing of Sarah Newland Martin, OD


Prime Minister Holness Saddened at Passing of Sarah Newland Martin, OD

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed deep sorrow at the passing of Sarah Newland Martin, OD. Ms. Newland Martin was the General Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), former national swimmer, former sportswoman of the year and social worker.  She was 75 years old. Prime Minister Holness stated that Ms Newland Martin was an exceptional Jamaican […]

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Prime Minister Signals Impending Review of Contracting Processes for Construction Projects


Prime Minister Signals Impending Review of Contracting Processes for Construction Projects

“The contractor’s performance should be an important criterion in how contracts are awarded in the bidding process if we are to reach a high level of efficiency in our construction efforts.” – Prime Minister Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness says improvements to the public procurement process are coming soon, as the Government seeks to make […]

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