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Government Considers Allowing Some Quick Service Industries to Operate During Curfew Hours


Government Considers Allowing Some Quick Service Industries to Operate During Curfew Hours

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that a Cabinet sub-committee is working with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to develop a model through which the quick service industry may be able to operate during curfew hours. Speaking yesterday (February 28, 2021), at a media briefing to update the country on changes made to the […]

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No Politics and Favoritism Around COVID-19 Vaccination – PM Holness


No Politics and Favoritism Around COVID-19 Vaccination – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government has given great consideration to its deliberations on the Covid-19 vaccines, being careful to ensure the selection of only safe and approved vaccines for Jamaica. The Prime Minister says while much has been said  about the Government’s handling of the process to acquire vaccines, the Government continues to […]

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PM Holness Announces New COVID-19 Measures With Immediate Effect


PM Holness Announces New COVID-19 Measures With Immediate Effect

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter COVID-19 measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective March 1. The Government has implemented these measures amid an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. According to Prime Minister Holness, the Government has been forced to shift policy efforts in order to preserve lives and livelihoods. “We have […]

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PM Holness Welcomes Recreation Center and Distributes Tablets to Infant Schools in Olympic Gardens


PM Holness Welcomes Recreation Center and Distributes Tablets to Infant Schools in Olympic Gardens

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has broken ground for the Andrews Mews Health Centre in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew. The ceremony took place on Friday February 9, the at lot site 155 Olympic Way. The Centre will be fully equipped with amenities for children, jogging and walking trail, a green space among others. In his keynote […]

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Government to Reallocate Fund for COVID-19 Vaccination Public Education


Government to Reallocate Fund for COVID-19 Vaccination Public Education

Cabinet is to reconsider the allocation of funding for Public Education and promotion on COVID-19 Vaccines. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the increased public outcry for the COVID-19 vaccine in the island, has prompted the Government to consider reallocating funds budgeted for the public education and promotion programme on vaccines to other areas of health […]

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Government Rapidly Expanding the Process and System of Home Ownership – PM Holness


Government Rapidly Expanding the Process and System of Home Ownership – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is working assiduously to expand the system and process of land and home ownership in Jamaica. Speaking recently (February 11) at the handing over ceremony of National Housing Trust (NHT) service lots in Hellshire,  St. Catherine, the Prime Minister said: “What the Government is doing, is expanding the […]

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