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Prime Minister Holness Announces Revised First Step Housing Programme and Contribution Amnesty for MSMEs and Charities


Prime Minister Holness Announces Revised First Step Housing Programme and Contribution Amnesty for MSMEs and Charities

“Effective July 1, 2024, the NHT will revise its Home Improvement Loan policy to allow all contributors to access home improvement loans of up to $3.5 million after 10 years.” -Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced policy improvement measures for the National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors to access home loans and […]

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Government to Upgrade Beaches Across Jamaica for Public Access in Building a Caring Society


Government to Upgrade Beaches Across Jamaica for Public Access in Building a Caring Society

“We believe everybody must have access, but we go a step further, I am happy to announce that the government will be upgrading a number of beaches across the island for public access.” – Prime Minster Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Jamaicans will have greater access to improved facilities at public beaches across the island. Prime Minister Andrew […]

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JA$1 Billion Allocated for Rural Water Systems to Alleviate Urgent Water Crisis


JA$1 Billion Allocated for Rural Water Systems to Alleviate Urgent Water Crisis

“We are far advanced in developing other critical national projects to ensure access to reliable and potable water for all Jamaicans.” -Prime Minister Holness  ——————————————————————————————– Prime Minister Andrew Holness has moved decisively to address Jamaica’s water supply issues by allocating JA$1 billion to improve rural water supply systems. The Government will also invest J$409 million […]

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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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