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Jamaica 60 HOPE For Children Trust Fund Building a Caring Economy 


Jamaica 60 HOPE For Children Trust Fund Building a Caring Economy 

“My administration is committed to dismantling barriers to education, healthcare, employment, and housing, and ensuring access to opportunities for all Jamaicans.” – Prime Minister Holness   ——————————————————————————————– The Andrew Holness Administration has moved to significantly address intergenerational poverty and close the wealth gap in Jamaica with the launch of a novel fund for children. Prime Minister […]

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Members of the Board of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Named


Members of the Board of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Named

“This office is there to carry out a function of the State that continues regardless of who is the government or what the political policies are. This is about the establishment, the protection and the utility of citizens’ identity, citizens’ records, and the civil registry within which these are entailed and protected.” -Prime Minister Holness […]

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Over 600,000 Jamaicans to Get Improved Water Supply from the New Rio Cobre Water Treatment Plant


Over 600,000 Jamaicans to Get Improved Water Supply from the New Rio Cobre Water Treatment Plant

“If you are honest with yourselves and look at what the government has done, we are the only government that has made investments in improving infrastructure and in dealing with the issues that affect people.” – Prime Minister Holness ————————————————————————– More than half a million residents in Kingston, St Andrew, Portmore, and St Catherine are […]

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Caring for Jamaica Through a Fiscally Responsible Budget  


Caring for Jamaica Through a Fiscally Responsible Budget  

“We will leverage our economic stability to usher in the largest ever period of public investment designed to address the problems experienced by Jamaicans every day.” – Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance, and the Public Service.  ————————————————————————— The Jamaican government is listening. That is the message being sent by the measures announced to stimulate economic […]

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Prime Minister Holness Commits to More Economic Resilience and People-Centered Progress


Prime Minister Holness Commits to More Economic Resilience and People-Centered Progress

“We are running the economy in such a way that we will care for the most vulnerable and the poor.” -Prime Minister Holness ——————————————————————————— Poor economic management, a soaring inflation rate that reached 77%, government borrowing at high interest rates crowding out businesses, low growth, and the devastating FINSAC crisis that wiped out the business […]

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Government Allocates Funding for Urgent Repairs in Weather-Affected Resort Towns


Government Allocates Funding for Urgent Repairs in Weather-Affected Resort Towns

“We have found within the budget, even though we are drawing to the end of the budgeting period, a small amount of funds to assist with the cleanup of the beaches in Negril.” ________________________________________________ – Prime Minister Holness   Prime Minister Andrew Holness says has the government has allocated funds to address the aftermath of […]

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Organized Violence and Crime Becoming Serious Threats to the State  


Organized Violence and Crime Becoming Serious Threats to the State  

“We have to change the legislation to create this understanding that gangs, violence and crime are a threat to the existence of the Jamaican State.” _________________________________________________ – Prime Minister Holness   Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the twin issues of organized violence and crime are threats to the very existence of the Jamaican State. Prime […]

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Prime Minister Holness and Churches Join in Urging Jamaicans to Pray for the Nation on Ash Wednesday


Prime Minister Holness and Churches Join in Urging Jamaicans to Pray for the Nation on Ash Wednesday

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called on all Jamaicans to unite in prayer for the nation as the Lent season begins. The Prime Minister’s comments came during the meeting of Cabinet on Monday (February 12, 2024) at the Office of the Prime Minister during a prayer session with the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches, where […]

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Government Taking Steps to Address the Challenges Posed by AI and Deepfakes to Democratic Process


Government Taking Steps to Address the Challenges Posed by AI and Deepfakes to Democratic Process

In light of recent discussions and concerns raised by stakeholders regarding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and deepfake technologies on the integrity of Jamaica’s democratic process, the Government of Jamaica wishes to reassure the public of its awareness and understanding of these issues. The emergence of AI-generated content, particularly deepfakes, has been recognized as […]

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