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Expansion of National Service Corps Will Mitigate Against Imminent Skilled Labour Shortage – PM Holness


Expansion of National Service Corps Will Mitigate Against Imminent Skilled Labour Shortage – PM Holness

“We have underutilised capacity in our population which we must bring into the labour force in a structured and organised way,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is seeking to expand the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC), to facilitate the training of more young people and to promote the meaningful […]

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Government Maintains People-focused Approach in the Development of Jamaica’s Tourism Product


Government Maintains People-focused Approach in the Development of Jamaica’s Tourism Product

The Prime Minister says Jamaicans should be able to enjoy their country’s natural assets Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will be providing the financial resources to upgrade designated public beaches for the enjoyment of Jamaicans. The Prime Minister said: “The upgrades will improve the overall experience for the benefit of […]

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JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED ON THE OCCASION OF THE STATE VISIT TO JAMAICA BY HIS EXCELLENCY PAUL KAGAME PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA 13TH-15TH APRIL 2022


JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ  ISSUED ON THE OCCASION OF THE  STATE VISIT TO JAMAICA BY  HIS EXCELLENCY PAUL KAGAME   PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA  13TH-15TH APRIL 2022

1. At the invitation of the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, paid a State Visit to Jamaica from 13th to 15th April 2022.  The Visit, initially planned for 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was rescheduled for 2022 […]

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Pre-testing for Travel to Jamaica and Mask Mandate for Enclosed Public Places Measures Expire on April 15, 2022


Pre-testing for Travel to Jamaica and Mask Mandate for Enclosed Public Places Measures Expire on April 15, 2022

The requirement for persons travelling to Jamaica to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate for a test conducted no earlier than three days prior to the date of departure for Jamaica; and the requirement for each person in an enclosed place to which the public has access, to wear a mask fitted to that person’s […]

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Jamaica to Welcome the President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame on a State Visit


Jamaica to  Welcome  the President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame on a State Visit

The Office of the Prime Minister is pleased to announce that the President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame, will be paying a State Visit to Jamaica. President Kagame will visit Jamaica over the period April 13-15, 2022.  The visit is of special significance as it takes place during Jamaica’s diamond jubilee. […]

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PM Holness Says Special Emergency Powers Needed to Dramatically Bring Down Murders


PM Holness Says Special Emergency Powers Needed to Dramatically Bring Down Murders

Says the history of the use of emergency powers, shows that they have been effective Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that special legislation known as the Enhanced Security Measures Act (ESMA) will be brought before Parliament and made public shortly. This follows the announcement of the New Bail, Firearms and Corrections Acts.Speaking at the […]

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Prime Minister Holness Discusses Jamaica’s Growth Potential with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken


Prime Minister Holness Discusses Jamaica’s Growth Potential with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today (April 1) held bilateral discussions with the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on strengthening partnerships.The Prime Minister underscored that Jamaica wants to further its partnership in human resource development.“We are now at a point where we can pivot to other areas of our economic and social development, and […]

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Jamaica Announces Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature For Commonwealth Secretary-General


Jamaica Announces  Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature For Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Government of Jamaica is pleased to announce the candidature of Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.  A decision on the appointment of a Secretary-General is to be made during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to take place from […]

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PM Holness Meets With Top US Government Officials on Day Two of Working Visit to Washington DC


PM Holness Meets With Top US Government Officials on Day Two of Working Visit to Washington DC

Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with key US Government Officials today, March 31, during his working visit in Washington DC. Marking the second day of his visit, the Prime Minister’s first meeting of the day took place with the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen. His second meeting of the day involved Gregory Meeks, Chairman […]

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