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Nominations for National Civil Honours and Awards – Independence Day, Saturday, 6th August 2022


Download Nomination Form You are invited to submit nominations for the possible selection of persons to be considered for the conferment of National Civil Honours and Awards, in accordance with the provisions of the National Honours and Awards Act and Regulations, on Independence Day, Saturday, 6th August 2022, in respect of:     Appointments to and promotions […]

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Prime Minister Makes Changes to Cabinet


Prime Minister Makes Changes to Cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has advised the Governor General of the following changes to the Executive.  The newly appointed Ministers will be sworn in at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The changes take into account the need for greater focus and attention on constitutional and legal reform as well as improving the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New Curfew Times and Other Covid-19 Measures Begin Today


PRESS RELEASE: New Curfew Times and Other Covid-19 Measures Begin Today

The New Covid-19 Measures announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will begin today, November 18, 2021.Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (November 16, 2021), the Prime Minister said:“The changes to the measures I am announcing [today] represent the start of a cautious, gradual and controlled approach towards getting the economy back to full productive capacity.  COVID-19 […]

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Government Declares SOE for Western Parishes and Sections of the Corporate Area


Government Declares SOE for Western Parishes and Sections of the Corporate Area

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning (November 14, 2021) announced States of Public Emergency in three western parishes and sections of the Corporate Area spanning 7 police divisions. The SOE became effective at midnight November 14, 2021. Speaking during a virtual press conference to announce the SOEs, the Prime Minister said given the increase in […]

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Jamaica to Get Grant Assistance from the Government of India to Boost Resilience


Jamaica to Get Grant Assistance from the Government of India to Boost Resilience

The Government of Jamaica is to receive a US$1 million grant from the Government of India to boost its resilience building efforts. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement today (November 2) during the High-Level Event, launch of infrastructure for resilient island states. The Prime Minister thanked his counterpart in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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All Countries Must Act Responsibly and with Ambition, to Preserve Our Climate – PM Holness


All Countries Must Act Responsibly and with Ambition, to Preserve Our Climate – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that the issue of climate change remains a pre-eminent priority for global action.He told world leaders now attending the COP26 Summit in Glasgow Scotland, that all countries must act responsibly to preserve world climate for current and future generations.“While climate change affects all countries, the impact on Small Island […]

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Greater Scrutiny Coming for Settlements as Government Tackles Climate Change


Greater Scrutiny Coming for Settlements as Government Tackles Climate Change

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaicans are to prepare for significant developments to address informal, irregular, and dangerous settlements. This, as he officially reopened the section of the Gordon Town main road which was severely damaged by rainfall in 2020.Speaking on Friday, (October 29, 2021) at the opening ceremony in East Rural St. Andrew, the Prime […]

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Statement on the Death of Former US Secretary of State General Colin Powell


Statement on the Death of Former US Secretary of State General Colin Powell

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of General Colin Powell; a true trailblazer, statesman, diplomat, distinguished servant and gentleman, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Born to Jamaican parents in New York, General Powell never forgot his roots and family lineage in Jamaica. His service in the […]

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Government Passes NIDS Bill After 40 Years


Government Passes NIDS Bill After 40 Years

The House of Representatives on Wednesday (October 13) passed the National Identification and Registration Act 2021. This Bill, which aims to provide a one comprehensive identification for each citizen and improve the ease of doing business, was approved after 40 years of delays across various administrations. Speaking in Parliament on the matter, Prime Minister Andrew […]

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