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Minister Audley Shaw Assumes Responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries


Minister Audley Shaw Assumes Responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries

Minister Audley Shaw who currently has portfolio responsibility for Industry and Commerce, has been asked to assume the additional responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries. This follows the resignation of Minister Floyd Green. The Government will ensure that all current programmes of work and policy direction are maintained to yield the maximum benefits to our farmers […]

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Government Announces Extension of No-Movement Days


Government Announces Extension of No-Movement Days

The Government of Jamaica has extended for an additional two weeks, the current Covid-19 measures under the Disaster Risk Management Orders which include no-movement days. Speaking during a media conference yesterday [September 1, 2021], Prime Minister Andrew Holness said, while the Government sees some early signs of improvement, for example with a decline in the […]

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EXEMPTED CATEGORIES UNDER THE DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT ACT


EXEMPTED CATEGORIES UNDER THE DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT ACT

Members of the public are being reminded that the nightly curfew today, Wednesday, September 1 which begins at 7:00 p.m., also marks the extension of a three-day, no-movement period as stipulated by the Most Honorable Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica, in a press conference on Wednesday, September 1. During the three-day period, 52 categories […]

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Jamaica Has Lost A Great Pioneer of Music: the Unforgettable Lee “Scratch” Perry – PM Holness


Jamaica Has Lost A Great Pioneer of Music: the Unforgettable Lee “Scratch” Perry – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed deep sadness at the passing of music pioneer and one of the founding fathers of Reggae, Rainford Hugh Perry affectionately known as “Lee “Scratch” Perry. Lee “Scratch” Perry died this morning while under care at the Noel Holmes Hospital. He was 85 years old. Perry was a pioneer in […]

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Prime Minister Holness Congratulates Jamaica’s Women on Their Historic 1, 2, 3 Finish in the 100M Sprint


Prime Minister Holness Congratulates Jamaica’s Women on Their Historic 1, 2, 3 Finish in the 100M Sprint

Our Jamaican athletes have once again shown the world that we are a global superpower in athletics. This morning, all of Jamaica, Jamaicans across the globe and indeed the world  witnessed history as our ladies delivered in magnificent style, a clean sweep in the 100M sprint at the Tokoyo Olympics. It is with tremendous pride that […]

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