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Tighter Restrictions Announced as Government Again Seeks to Flatten the Curve After Spike in COVID-19 Cases


Tighter Restrictions Announced as Government Again Seeks to Flatten the Curve After Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions aimed at stemming the increase in positive cases of the virus. Beginning today (September 8) the nightly islandwide curfew will be from 8pm to 5am the following day. The new measures will end September 23, 2020, when further amended measures will be announced. In […]

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PM Stresses that Cabinet Ministers must Display Sound Judgement as the First Four Ministers Sworn in


PM Stresses that Cabinet Ministers must Display Sound Judgement as the First Four Ministers Sworn in

Four Ministers took the Oath of Office yesterday (September 7) as they were sworn in during a brief ceremony at King’s House. The Oath was administered by the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. Those appointed are: The Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica and Minister of National Security. Dr. the Honourable Christopher […]

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The Most Hon, Andrew Holness Declares: “This will be an Accountable Government” as he is Sworn in as PM for a Second Consecutive Term


The Most Hon, Andrew Holness Declares: “This will be an Accountable Government” as he is Sworn in as PM for a Second Consecutive Term

The Most Hon. Andrew Holness was today (September 7) sworn into Office at King’s House sealing his reappointment as Prime Minister of Jamaica. In keeping with COVID19 restrictions, the ceremony which was held in the ballroom of King’s House, was attended virtually by most guests. In accordance with the constitution of Jamaica, Prime Minister Holness took the […]

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Jamaica to Recover Stronger – PM Holness


Jamaica to Recover Stronger – PM Holness

With the reopening of several sectors, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed  optimism as it relates to Jamaica’s economic recovery in the COVID 19 pandemic. “I am already seeing, where cement consumption is up; that means our construction is up; I am seeing that our manufacturers have increased their production. I am seeing where fuel […]

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Jamaicans Must become Innovators of Technology to Compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Jamaicans Must become Innovators of Technology to Compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica must fundamentally transform its approach to technology to remain relevant and competitive in the 21st century to compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being accelerated by the pandemic. One would have thought that the pandemic probably would have turned back civilization. What it has […]

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Government Boosts JDF Maritime Capabilities with Addition of New Offshore Patrol Vessel


Government Boosts JDF Maritime Capabilities with Addition of New Offshore Patrol Vessel

The Government has increased the capacity of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to monitor and safeguard the borders of the country with the addition of a new offshore patrol vessel, officially named Her Majesty’s Jamaican Ship (HMJS) Nanny of the Maroons. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 29, 2020), commissioned the new vessel into operation […]

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