News from the OPM

GoJ and CMOC Advancing Discussions


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 led a high-level delegation in discussions with a team from the Crime Monitoring Oversight Committee (CMOC). DPM Chang was accompanied by Minister Robert Morgan and Senator Kavan Gayle. The CMOC team comprised Chairman Lloyd Distant, Prof. Anthony Clayton, Marc Ramsay, Helene Davis-Whyte, and Keith Duncan. The meeting coincided with the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the National Consensus on […]

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Kingston Logistics Park, A Big Step in Developing Jamaica’s Logistics Industry


Kingston Logistics Park, A Big Step in Developing Jamaica’s Logistics Industry

“This investment is a sign that even though the challenges seem insurmountable, this Government and future Governments must be committed to chipping away at the problem with greater and more meaningful investments that are going to create jobs and earn foreign exchange,” said Prime Minister Holness.   Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the new Kingston Logistics Park (KLP) as a big step in developing Jamaica’s […]

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Young People Critical to the Success of ‘Project Jamaica’


Young People Critical to the Success of ‘Project Jamaica’

“Young people have a role not only to be critical of the incompleteness and failures of ‘Project Jamaica’, but you also have a duty to be involved in the solutions that will make ‘Project Jamaica’ a success,” – Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing to Jamaican youth to consider their critical role in the success of ‘Project Jamaica’. The Prime Minister underscored that while the Government does its part in advancing infrastructural development, our young […]

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Government to Construct Phase 2 of Ruthven Towers


Government to Construct Phase 2 of Ruthven Towers

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will proceed with the construction of Phase 2 of the Ruthven Towers Apartments, in Kingston 10. The Prime Minister said that after much public uproar occurred over the Ruthven apartments sale price, the Government reevaluated its decision to ensure that the project fits within the mandate that has been given to the NHT, which is to build 70,000 houses for low-income earners. Prime Minister Holness said; “So we made the decision after careful consideration, that […]

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Policy Being Developed to Reclaim Lands that Contain Valuable Historical Assets


Policy Being Developed to Reclaim Lands that Contain Valuable Historical Assets

“We are moving ahead with legislative reform to ensure  we protect these natural assets and preserve them for generations to come; that is part of our legacy”– PM Holness   Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will seek to reclaim the country’s natural assets on privately owned property by purchasing the properties from the owners. Prime Minister Holness said the move is to ensure greater protection of ecologically sensitive natural assets of the country. Speaking yesterday […]

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Legislative Protection for 30% of our Geographical Space for Jamaica 60


Legislative Protection for 30% of our Geographical Space for Jamaica 60

“Jamaica now has 25% of its lands designated as protected under legislation” – Prime Minister Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 29, 2022) announced the declaration of the Black River Morass, a Protected Area. The Prime Minister said: “Your Government has taken deliberate steps to protect Jamaica’s natural assets, we have protected the Cockpit Country, and today we are happy to declare that the Black River Morass Area is now protected. […]

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Joint Statement – Productive Discussions on CMOC Future


Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang and Chair of the Crime Monitoring and Oversight Committee (CMOC) Lloyd Distant, yesterday had productive discussions in relation to the Government’s engagement with CMOC.  In the meeting, which was arranged last week, both Dr Chang and Mr. Distant expressed that there was a common understanding on the principle of consensus between the Government and CMOC.  There were also wide-ranging discussions on various targets set via the consensus […]

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We Must Not Repeat the Economic Mistakes of the Past – Prime Minister Holness


We Must Not Repeat the Economic Mistakes of the Past – Prime Minister Holness

Amid Crises, the Government Must Maintain a Stable Economy to Ensure the Protection of Livelihoods While at the Same Time, Implementing Programmes and Policies to Cushion the Impact on the Most Vulnerable.   Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s management of the economy during two major crises has resulted in growth and historic unemployment figures which are crucial to Jamaica’s continued stability. Speaking yesterday (July 15, 2022) at the launch ceremony for the Youth Summer Employment Programme […]

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Don’t Repeat the Errors of Past Generations Prime Minister Holness Urges 2022 Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) Participants


Don’t Repeat the Errors of Past Generations Prime Minister Holness Urges 2022 Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) Participants

Government Will Continue to Invest in Programmes That Will Give Young People Hope for a Brighter Future.   Six thousand (6000) young people will be deployed across various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government following the launch of the Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) 2022. Speaking at the launch ceremony at the Manning’s School in Westmoreland yesterday (July 15, 2022), Prime Minister Holness urged the young people employed in the programme to maintain […]

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