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NWC’s Annual Energy Bill Set to be Reduced by Over a Billion Dollars with the Commissioning of the Mona Reservoir Floating Solar Panel Project


Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 28) commissioned 45-kilowatt floating solar panels at the Mona Reservoir. The solar installation is set to bring electricity savings of some one billion dollars annually to the National Water Commission (NWC). It’s the first phase of a project by the NWC to make its systems energy efficient. At the […]

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Statement from Prime Minister Andrew Holness Following the Demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


The Government and people of Jamaica join with the British Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom, and the entire Commonwealth, in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister Holness said: “The world has lost a global matriarch, who was a steadying and constant force throughout many crises and periods […]

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Statement from British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Judith Slater on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.


Statement from British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Judith Slater on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

All of us at the British High Commission are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne only a few years after the Second World War and has been the United Kingdom’s longest-ever reigning monarch. It is an extraordinary achievement to have presided with […]

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Cabinet Statement on Innswood Lands


Kingston, Jamaica:– The Cabinet today received a preliminary briefing from Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings Limited (SCJ) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), on media reports that agricultural lands in Innswood, St Catherine will be used for housing development. While the Cabinet will get further briefings, the following facts have been established: Model Agricultural […]

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Government On Track for 70,000 Housing Solutions


Government On Track for 70,000 Housing Solutions

Prime Minister Holness Says Private Sector Involvement Will Assist in Increasing the Number of Solutions Being Brought to the Market. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is on target to deliver on the committed  70,000 housing solutions to the market. The Prime Minister says by the end of the year, the Government will be delivering over 9,000 solutions. “Of the 70,000 we have committed some two years ago, I am confident that we are close to delivering about 10,0000 before the year is out, between the NHT, the HAJ, the New […]

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Prime Minister Announces Gated Communities Act


Prime Minister Announces Gated Communities Act

“The value of your property is preserved if each homeowner preserves it.” – Prime Minister Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government is in the final stages of putting in place legislation for the Gated Communities Act. Speaking yesterday (August 12) at the handing over ceremony for the National Housing Trust (NHT) Industry Cove Manor in Hanover, Prime Minister Holness said the proposed legislation will be brought to Cabinet for deliberations. The Gated Communities Act will provide in […]

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Government Delivers Housing Solution for the Family of Delano Tucker


Government Delivers Housing Solution for the Family of Delano Tucker

“The Intention of the New Social Housing Programme is to address the many cases that exist such as the Delano Tucker story” – Prime Minister Holness   Prime Minister Andrew Holness today (August 11, 2022),  handed over a brand new three-bedroom house to the family of Delano Tucker, in Guys Hill, St. Catherine. Delano Tucker whose story of academic excellence amid the grips of poverty went viral and warmed the hearts of many locally and overseas also sparked the interest of the Government to act. Prime Minister Holness underscored […]

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Prime Minister Holness Renews Call for Political Consensus on Violence


Prime Minister Holness Renews Call for Political Consensus on Violence

“If we don’t have political consensus, it could be very easily used for political advantage. The use of violence is so deep-seated in our culture that it has to take this kind of consensus to really make the change,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called for political consensus on the issue of violence prevention in Jamaica. The Prime Minister said in a democratic society, change cannot be made unilaterally, consensus is required. […]

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United States Government Congratulates Jamaica on 60 years of Independence and Provides US$ 2 Million for Cyber Centre of Excellence


United States Government Congratulates Jamaica on 60 years of Independence and Provides US$ 2 Million for Cyber Centre of Excellence

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has received official congratulations from the Government of the United States of America on Jamaica marking 60 years of political independence. During a call with Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (August 8), US Vice President Kamala Harris extended best wishes to the Government and people of Jamaica. Vice President Harris committed to providing support to Jamaica. She announced that the US Government will provide US$ 2 million to support the creation of a Cyber Centre of Excellence in Jamaica for the benefit of the wider […]

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Jamaica’s Commonwealth Secretary General Campaign Clean, Transparent, Principled


Jamaica’s Commonwealth Secretary General Campaign Clean, Transparent, Principled

In fulfillment of our public commitment to transparency and accountability, the  Government has compiled expenditure related to Jamaica’s candidature campaign for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General. The campaign was efficiently conducted and utilized the existing channels and resources, including already established travel plans and engagements. This significantly minimized, additional and direct expenditure from the Budget for the campaign. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith […]

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