Speeches by the Prime Minister

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. […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

Prime Minister Holness Press Conference to Declare Zone of Special Operations in Greenwich Town


The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017 The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) (Greenwich Town Zone) Order, 2020 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:00am at OPM Media Centre, Jamaica House As of today, I,  as PRIME MINISTER IN COUNCIL, that […]

Continue Reading

PM Holness Remarks at the 1st Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of the OACPS


PM Holness Remarks at the 1st Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of the OACPS

1st Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of the OACPS  Theme: “Transcending the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building Resilience through Global Solidarity” Agenda Item 4: Discussion on Key Global Solidarity Actions The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Mr. Chairman Colleagues all When we met in Nairobi last year, we resolved to deepen and strengthen our […]

Continue Reading

Co-convened High-Level UN Meeting – Opening Remarks


OPENING REMARKS by the MOST HON. ANDREW HOLNESS, PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA High Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond on Thursday, May 28, 2020 —————————————————————— Welcome to all joining us from across the world. I am pleased to co-convene this event with Prime Minister Trudeau and Secretary General […]

Continue Reading

Co-convened High Level UN Meeting – Press Conference


PRESS BRIEFING REMARKS by the MOST HON. ANDREW HOLNESS, PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA High Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond on Thursday, May 28, 2020 ———————————————————————– * As you have seen from the widespread participation at today’s meeting, the international community is united and committed to taking the […]

Continue Reading

Co-convened High-Level UN Meeting – Closing Remarks


CLOSING REMARKS by the MOST HON. ANDREW HOLNESS, PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA High Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond on Thursday, May 28, 2020 —————————————————————————– 1. I am pleased with the spirit of determination exhibited today by global leaders and institutions, including the United Nations. We have committed […]

Continue Reading

Labour Day Message 2020


My fellow Jamaicans, With giant leaps in science and technology, mankind may sometimes have a false sense of invincibility about the global civilization we have created. The COVID-19 Pandemic has exposed just how fragile we are and how vulnerable our connected world can be, ironically, by virtue of that same connectedness. We know that disruption […]

Continue Reading