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Prime Minister and Partnership Council Reaffirm Commitment to National Social Partnership


Prime Minister and Partnership Council Reaffirm Commitment to National Social Partnership

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Partnership Council has operated seamlessly across successive administrations and has proved invaluable to nation building. He was speaking as Chairman at a meeting of the Council, which comprises leaders from the Government, parliamentary opposition, private sector, civil society, church, academia, trade unions and youth advocates, on July 15, 2021. The meeting explored the role of social partnership in Jamaica, in the context of the preparation of a new agreement […]

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Government Transforming Lives Through Social Housing; 700 Jamaicans to be Positively Impacted


Government Transforming Lives Through Social Housing; 700 Jamaicans to be Positively Impacted

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the purpose of the social housing programme is to transform lives across Jamaica. In that regard, the Prime Minister said, “It is the goal of this Government, to give every single Jamaican the opportunity to experience the feeling of satisfaction, safety and security that comes with owning their own home and being able to pass it on to their children.” He underscored that the programme should be viewed as “transformational housing”, as the Government continues to enable […]

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Greater Focus Must Be Placed on Rural Communities


Greater Focus Must Be Placed on Rural Communities

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government has placed greater focus on rural communities. Speaking on Friday (July 16, 2021) at the opening of the rehabilitated Gaul Road in St. Mary, the Prime Minister said the Government has a rural development strategy that is integral to the development of the economy. He noted that a great part of the strategy, is road improvement. The Prime Minister pointed out that there are many roads in rural Jamaica that are being studied and rehabilitation […]

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The Government is Transforming Jamaica Through Investments in National Security – PM Holness


The Government is Transforming Jamaica Through Investments in National Security – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that the Government does not only depend on exceptional powers such as States of Public Emergency to curb crime. He says the Government has also made long term investments in infrastructure and human development. Speaking yesterday, July 14, 2021, at the official opening of the new Mount Salem Police Station in Mount Salem St. James, Prime Minister Holness noted that these investments will yield long-term results […]

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Entertainment and Music Are in Our DNA; Let’s Develop Our Talents from Early – PM Holness


Entertainment and Music Are in Our DNA; Let’s Develop Our Talents from Early – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is important for us to develop and mold our talents in the performing arts from early. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Catherine High School Performance Arts Centre recently, the Prime Minister says entertainment is a major part of our culture and as such we should give […]

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