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No Support for Lawlessness and Disorder


No Support for Lawlessness and Disorder

Cabinet notes protest action taken by some transport operators today in sections of the island and empathizes deeply with each and every Jamaican, including school children whose lives have been disrupted by this action. The Cabinet expresses appreciation to employers, school administrators, and other stakeholders in nation-building, who have shown understanding for their staff and […]

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Government Working to Correct Historic Land Issues


Government Working to Correct Historic Land Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says by virtue of its history, Jamaica has longstanding issues with land distribution, an issue with which successive governments since independence have grappled. Noting that while the government regularizes lands for its citizens, there is the practice of irregular settlements which precedes government structured planning. The Prime Minister says this practice […]

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Ground Broken to Construct 248 Studio Apartments at Howard Avenue in St. Andrew


Ground Broken to Construct 248 Studio Apartments at Howard Avenue in St. Andrew

The Government of Jamaica continues to make homeownership possible for low-income earners breaking ground for the construction of 248 studio apartments at Howard Avenue, St. Andrew on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Prime Minister Andrew Holness underscored that with housing demand on the rise, the National Housing Trust (NHT) continues to […]

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Comply and Execute to Improve Public Sector Effectiveness – Prime Minister Holness


Comply and Execute to Improve Public Sector Effectiveness – Prime Minister Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says as the Government continues work on improving its processes, public sector workers are encouraged to comply with internal systems while simultaneously executing. Noting that the compliance systems in place are there to safeguard public resources, the Prime Minister says they should not be roadblocks to efficiency. He said, “We need […]

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“Don’t forget the poor,” Prime Minister Holness Recalls Impactful Advice Given to Him by the Most Hon. Edward Seaga


“Don’t forget the poor,” Prime Minister Holness Recalls Impactful Advice Given to Him by the Most Hon. Edward Seaga

Prime Minster Andrew Holness has recalled one of the best and most lasting pieces of advice he received from Jamaica’s 5th Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga: “Whatever you do, don’t forget the poor.” In keeping with this, Prime Minister Holness added, “In all our policy pursuits, in all the grand ideas, we must ensure […]

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