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Positive Things are Happening in Our Country – Prime Minister Holness


Positive Things are Happening in Our Country – Prime Minister Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s primary focus continues to be that of developing the country, creating opportunities, and meeting the needs of every Jamaican. The Prime Minister was speaking today, (June 1, 2021) at the groundbreaking ceremony for “The Residences at Terra Nova” in Kingston. According to the Prime Minister, despite the expected […]

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Positive Things are Happening in Our Country – Prime Minister Holness


Positive Things are Happening in Our Country – Prime Minister Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s primary focus continues to be that of developing the country, creating opportunities, and meeting the needs of every Jamaican. The Prime Minister was speaking today, (June 1, 2021) at the groundbreaking ceremony for “The Residences at Terra Nova” in Kingston. According to the Prime Minister, despite the expected […]

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PM Holness Renews Call For Equity of Access to Vaccines


PM Holness  Renews Call For Equity of Access to Vaccines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling for greater access to resources such as vaccines for the Caribbean and Africa particularly in light of the global pandemic COVID-19. Addressing Africa Day Webinar yesterday (Tuesday, May 25,2021), Prime Minister Holness said: “Africa cannot be denied opportunities, nor can the Caribbean, if we are to truly advance the ethos […]

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Jamaica Looks to Strengthen Bi-lateral Relations With Africa


Jamaica Looks to Strengthen Bi-lateral Relations With Africa

As Jamaica joins Africa in celebrating and recognizing Africa Day 2021, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are significant opportunities for lucrative trade, investment and tourism links between Africa and the Caribbean. The Prime Minister says connectivity is the greatest link between the region and Africa. In his remarks during the Africa Day webinar today […]

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Unite for Reparations


Unite for Reparations

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging greater unification for reparations. Speaking this morning (May 25, 2021) at the Africa Day Webinar, the Prime Minister said, “Africans and people of African descent must work together to demand reparations from colonial powers for the damage caused to our people, who endured over four hundred years of enslavement […]

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Schools to Reopen for Students Sitting Exit Examinations


Schools to Reopen for Students Sitting Exit Examinations

The Government has approved the resumption of face-to-face classes for students at the primary and secondary level sitting exit examinations. Speaking in Parliament yesterday (May 4, 2021), Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that due to the pandemic, a significant number of the current exam cohort would have lost approximately one year of in-person instruction and […]

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PM Holness Calls on Larger Economies to Contribute More to Building Resilience in the Fight Against Climate Change


PM Holness Calls on Larger Economies to Contribute More to Building Resilience in the Fight Against Climate Change

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says an accessible and equitable climate finance mechanism is required for the world to build resilience in the fight against climate change. Speaking on Earth Day this morning (April 22, 2021), at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change, Prime Minister Holness acknowledged the commitment of world leaders to 100 billion dollars […]

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Government Extends DRM Orders and Adjusts Weekend Curfew Restrictions


Government Extends DRM Orders and Adjusts Weekend Curfew Restrictions

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a three-week extension to the measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act. The orders will now expire on May 4, 2021. Speaking on Tuesday (April 13) in Parliament, Prime Minister Holness noted that the infection prevention and control measures that the Government has implemented have significantly contributed to a […]

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