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Prime Minister Holness Announces Stimulus Measures to the Housing Sector and Benefits to NHT Contributors


Prime Minister Holness Announces Stimulus Measures to the Housing Sector and Benefits to NHT Contributors

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a raft of measures aimed at stimulating the housing sector in the wake of the global pandemic COVID19 which is also affecting Jamaica. The announcements came yesterday (March 19) as the Prime Minister made his contribution to the 2020/2021 Budget Debate in Parliament. As part of the measures, Prime […]

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Corn Piece Community in Clarendon Under Quarantine; PM Holness Appeal to Residents to Follows Measures


Corn Piece Community in Clarendon Under Quarantine; PM Holness Appeal to Residents to Follows Measures

Prime Minister Holness has announced that the Corn Piece community in the parish of Clarendon is now under quarantine for 14 days. The community was quarantined following the first reported death as a result of COVID-19 – a man who is believed to have travelled to Jamaica from New York on a JetBlue flight 2959 […]

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Restricted Attendance and Participation for PM Holness’ Budget Presentation


Restricted Attendance and Participation for PM Holness’ Budget Presentation

As the Government continues its proactive efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in Jamaica, keen consideration has been given to public events that should be curtailed or restricted.  Leading by example, the decision has been taken to limit participation at the Budget Presentation by the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister, which […]

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Cabinet Approves a Raft of Measures including Work from Home for Non Essential Tasks


Cabinet Approves a Raft of Measures including Work from Home for Non Essential Tasks

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has moved decisively to act to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Jamaica. The move follows a meeting of Cabinet yesterday (March 16) which approved measures for the action. Updating the nation at a media briefing following the meeting of Cabinet, Prime Minister Holness announced that effective Wednesday, March 18 […]

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Jamaica Declared a Disaster Area as COVID-19 Cases Increase and Two Communities Quarantined


Jamaica Declared a Disaster Area as COVID-19 Cases Increase and Two Communities Quarantined

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced the declaration of the entire island of Jamaica a Disaster Zone as a result of the effects of the global pandemic – the coronavirus (COVID-19). Already eight persons have tested positive for the virus in Jamaica. Prime Minister Holness announced the declaration last evening (March 13) under the powers provided […]

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Government Restricts Public Gatherings for the Next 14 Days in Wake of Second COVID-19 Case in Jamaica


Government Restricts Public Gatherings for the Next 14 Days in Wake of Second COVID-19 Case in Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that there will be no permits issued for public gathering over the next fourteen (14) days. The Prime Minister stated that permits that have already been granted will be revoked in light of the second case of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Speaking at a media conference following an emergency Cabinet […]

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PM Holness Urges Calm; Reassures Jamaicans of Coordinated Approach in Wake of COVID-19 Case in Jamaica


PM Holness Urges Calm; Reassures Jamaicans of Coordinated Approach in Wake of COVID-19 Case in Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reassured Jamaicans that the Government is prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID19). Today (March 10), the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced the first confirmed case of the virus in Jamaica. In a statement to the media today, from his office, Prime Minister Holness urged Jamaicans to remain […]

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