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Jamaica Announces Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature For Commonwealth Secretary-General


Jamaica Announces  Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature For Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Government of Jamaica is pleased to announce the candidature of Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.  A decision on the appointment of a Secretary-General is to be made during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to take place from […]

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PM Holness Meets With Top US Government Officials on Day Two of Working Visit to Washington DC


PM Holness Meets With Top US Government Officials on Day Two of Working Visit to Washington DC

Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with key US Government Officials today, March 31, during his working visit in Washington DC. Marking the second day of his visit, the Prime Minister’s first meeting of the day took place with the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen. His second meeting of the day involved Gregory Meeks, Chairman […]

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has Productive Meeting with Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris


Prime Minister Andrew Holness has Productive Meeting with Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris

Millions of Dollars in Support Committed to Jamaica and Working Group to be Established to Facilitate Further Dialogue Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with Vice President of the United States, the Honourable Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Prime Minister Holness and Vice President Harris explored areas in which support […]

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PM Holness Emphasises Vision for the New Social Housing Programme


PM Holness Emphasises Vision for the New Social Housing Programme

The Prime Minister says improving living conditions across the country is connected to a desire to ensure social justice for all Jamaicans and reduce criminality. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that the New Social Housing Programme (NSHP) forms a critical part of the Government’s deliberate and strategic approach to fighting crime. The Prime Minister […]

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DRMA Orders Revoked; New Limited Measures Under Public Health Enforcement Order


DRMA Orders Revoked; New Limited Measures Under Public Health Enforcement Order

As announced by the Prime Minister in his contribution to the Budget Debate, effective March 18, 2022, the Orders under the Disaster Risk Management Act were revoked and a new Order issued under the Public Health Act with the few measures that have been retained. The new Order, The Public Health Enforcement Measures (Coronavirus COVID19 […]

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Joint Communique: Vale Royal Talks Resumed


Joint Communique: Vale Royal Talks Resumed

The Governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) led by their respective leaders, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Mark Golding, MP, met on Sunday, (February 27, 2022) for discussions under the Vale Royal Talks framework. The three and a half-hour dialogue was hosted by the University of the West Indies around an […]

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Announces Expansion to the Get Every Illegal Gun Campaign


Prime Minister Andrew Holness Announces Expansion to the Get Every Illegal Gun Campaign

Jamaica Customs Agency to be formally brought into the Get Every Illegal Gun Campaign Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that following a meeting of the National Security Council, the Jamaica Customs Agency will be formally brought into the Get Every Illegal Gun Campaign. The Prime Minister said the inclusion of the Jamaica Customs Agency under […]

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