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Be Vigilant in Protecting Your Children from Harm – Urges PM Holness


Be Vigilant in Protecting Your Children from Harm – Urges PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing deep sadness following the death of two young boys; Javinchie Palmer and Tyler McLeod, who tragically died after fire on Friday night razed their home in the community of Paradise in Norwood St. James. Prime Minister Holness continues to reiterate the need for greater parental supervision and protection of […]

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Prime Minister Holness Makes his First Official Working Visit to China


Prime Minister Holness Makes his First Official Working Visit to China

Prime Minister Andrew Holness departed the island this afternoon (Friday, November 1) for an eight-day, official working visit to the People’s Republic of China. Prime Minister Holness will have a packed agenda, which will take him to four key cities in China including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Beijing. The official working visit is highlighted by […]

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PM Holness Determined to Decrease Unattached Youth Numbers


PM Holness Determined to Decrease Unattached Youth Numbers

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (October 29) tabled the Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Amendment Act 2019. The Legislative seeks to merge the functions of the HEART Trust with the National Youth Service (NYS) Board and the Apprenticeship Board; to repeal the Apprenticeship Act and the National Youth Service Act and the Jamaica Foundation […]

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PM Holness Breaks Ground for Children and Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay


PM Holness Breaks Ground for Children and Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (October 23), broke ground for the construction of the Western Children and Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the construction of the Hospital will improve Jamaica’s ranking on the Global Human Development Index and enhance the quality of life of citizens. […]

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St. Elizabeth Communities Receives First Ever Flow of Piped Water


St. Elizabeth Communities Receives First Ever Flow of Piped Water

History was created in Junction St. Elizabeth on Wednesday as the Government commissioned the first ever piped water system in the parish. Prime Minister Andrew Holness opened the pipelines to the historic Essex Valley Water Supply Project in Junction square, which will serve more than 3,000 households. According to Prime Minister Holness, non-revenue water has […]

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Government Signs Contract for the Largest Housing Construction in St. Catherine


Government Signs Contract for the Largest Housing Construction in St. Catherine

The Government of Jamaica through the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and contractors China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) this morning (Tuesday, October 15) signed contracts for the construction of 1650 housing solutions in Catherine Estates, St. Catherine. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has welcomed the signing agreement which will be the largest undertakings of affordable housing […]

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