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Budget Allocations for Development in Spanish Town Amid Efforts to Maintain Law and Order


Budget Allocations for Development in Spanish Town Amid Efforts to Maintain Law and Order

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has outlined plans to make significant infrastructural repairs and improvements to the historic old capital, Spanish Town in St. Catherine. Allocation for the improvement work has been made in the 2019-2020 Estimates of Expenditure. Speaking yesterday (March 10) in Spanish Town at the ‘Ten Thousand Men and their Families March’ organised […]

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Greater Infrastructure Development Programme to Follow MIDP


Greater Infrastructure Development Programme to Follow MIDP

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will pursue a third Infrastructure Development Programme as a potential successor to the soon concluded Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP). Speaking on Tuesday (March 19) during his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in Parliament, Prime Minister Holness said the final scope of the proposed new […]

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Government Actively Pursuing Gender Equality – PM Holness


Government Actively Pursuing Gender Equality – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has committed to gender equality as a priority of the Government. The Prime Minister underscored that gender equality is a part of the Administration’s prosperity plan. “For this Government, achieving gender equality is now accepted, understood and pursued as a condition for inclusive economic growth, social equity, human capital and socio-emotional […]

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PM Holness Hails Estonia’s Digital Economy


PM Holness Hails Estonia’s Digital Economy

Basseterre, St. Kitts: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica can model Estonia’s steps toward becoming fully digitalized. The Prime Minister said there are many positive lessons that Jamaica can learn from Estonia’s experience in creating a digital society. “Estonia is a good example for the world to see. You have embraced technology and you are […]

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PM Holness Signs Instrument on CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement


PM Holness Signs Instrument on CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement

Basseterre, St. Kitts: Jamaica is now a signatory to the CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA). The historic signing took place at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday (February 27) in Basseterre St. Kitts. The regional MASA will allow for any CARICOM member state to move passengers […]

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Partnerships Do More to Raise More – PM Holness


Partnerships Do More to Raise More – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging greater transformation of educational institutions through stronger partnerships particularly past students’ associations. Acknowledging that the budgetary allocation of Government to schools is limited, the Prime Minister noted that Associations can assist with specific projects at the institutions. “What the Government gives to the education system, certainly to the traditional […]

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