Speeches by the Prime Minister

National Heroes Day Message 2020


Celebrating the people who make Jamaica the great, iconic, and internationally known power house, is the essence of our National Heroes Day Celebrations. Indeed, our national heroes, our academics, athletes, artistes and musicians, political forefathers, security forces, civil servants and front-line workers contribute to making Jamaica a better place. In the words of our first […]

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The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica Opening Remarks on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 & Beyond on 29 September 20


I am pleased to again join my co-convenors, Prime Minister Trudeau and Secretary-General Guterres, in welcoming Heads of State and Government and all participants, to this high-level discussion. COVID-19 has had grave impact, having taken over a million lives and the livelihoods of hundreds of millions. When we met on the 28th of May, the […]

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Address By The Most Honourable Andrew Holness ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica At the COVID-19 Press Conference On August 21, 2020


Thank you, Naomi. Good afternoon to everyone here and everyone listening on radio and television, and of course everyone listening in on social media. The Ministry of Health has announced already, yesterday, that we’ve had 98 new cases in the last 24 hours. Our cumulative number of cases is now 1,290 and we now have […]

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Address By The Most Honourable Andrew Holness ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica and Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health At the COVID-19 Press Conference On August 24, 2020


Thank you, Naomi.  Good afternoon everyone here and listening in radio land and television land and of course to our friends in social media. First of all, Naomi before you mentioned that i chaired the COVID Sub Committee of Cabinet but at that meeting we also discussed the weather situation and the flooding that has […]

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The Most Hon Andrew Holness Swearing in Speech September 7, 2020


Your Excellencies the Governor General, the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Dr. Floyd Morris Representing the Leader of the Opposition, Sir Kenneth Hall Former Governor General, Mr. Bruce Golding former Prime Minister, Honourable Chief Justice, my fellow Jamaicans good afternoon. There is no certain of victory, so we must work diligently on the people’s behalf, […]

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Independence Day Message 2020


On the Occasion of INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020 A NEW JAMAICA IS EMERGING My Fellow Jamaicans, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of our nation’s Independence in the throes of a pandemic.  Together, we have done well in managing the crisis, through the hard work of thousands of frontline workers and the support and cooperation of most Jamaicans. […]

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness – Declaration of Zone of Special Operations in August Town


As Prime Minister acting in accordance with the advice of the National Security Council, and having received the written agreement of the Commissioner of Police and the Chief of Defence Staff, I have declared a Zone of Special Operations under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017. […]

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