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Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Hold One-On-One Discussions


Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Hold One-On-One Discussions

JOINT STATEMENT Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness and the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, this afternoon (January 2, 2019), held private discussions at Vale Royal. Both Leaders held full, frank and confidential discussions on security and crime management in Jamaica. They agreed that a meeting of teams from the Government and […]

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PM Holness Issues Critical Mandates Stemming from AG’s Report on Petrojam


PM Holness Issues Critical Mandates Stemming from AG’s Report on Petrojam

Prime Minister Holness has taken several decisive steps to address the Auditor General’s Report into the operations of the country’s oil refinery Petrojam. The Prime Minister has given key directives to Government Ministers to make changes to accountability practices arising from the Report. The mandates will take immediate effect and will be codified by the […]

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PM Holness Directs Petrojam Board to Seek Legal Advice & Prepare to Recover Funds


PM Holness Directs Petrojam Board to Seek Legal Advice & Prepare to Recover Funds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has directed the Petrojam Board to seek legal advice and prepare to recover funds that were possibly misused at the oil company. The directive came as the Prime Minister yesterday (December 10) outlined decisive action arising from the Auditor General (AG) report into Petrojam which was tabled in Parliament last Tuesday, December […]

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PM Holness Urges Public Sector to Embrace Efficiencies in Bureaucracy


PM Holness Urges Public Sector to Embrace Efficiencies in Bureaucracy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has again signaled the Government’s intention to tackle the systemic inefficient bureaucracy in the public service. Speaking at the National Competitiveness Council meeting today (Thursday, November 15), the Prime Minister said bureaucracy is inevitable in organizations. However, he said the challenge for Jamaica, is that the bureaucracy is process driven rather […]

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PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues


PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Thursday, November 15) convened a meeting with the National Works Agency (NWA), China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the management of Flow to resolve challenges associated with the major roadworks taking place. The meeting was attended by the Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC as well as Cabinet Secretary Ambassador […]

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Investment in JDF Aerial Fleet Demonstrates Govt’s Commitment to Secure Jamaica – PM Holness


Investment in JDF Aerial Fleet Demonstrates Govt’s Commitment to Secure Jamaica – PM Holness

Jamaica’s borders are now more secure following the commissioning into service of a surveillance aircraft acquired by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Andrew Holness says the investment in the new aircraft demonstrates the Government’s commitment to secure Jamaica. Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Hangar […]

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