Speeches by the Prime Minister

National Heroes Day Message


My fellow Jamaicans, my fellow Jamaicans! Jamaica’s heritage is indeed our greatest legacy. The uniqueness of our people, our language, music, folklore, gastronomy, and traditional practices are undeniably amazing. People from all over the world aspire to live breathe and experience the Jamaican lifestyle and want to identify with the Jamaican brand. In that regard, […]

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Policy Statement – Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP at the General Debate – 74Th Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, 27th September 2019


Policy Statement – Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP at the General Debate – 74Th Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, 27th September 2019

Theme: “Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”   Mr. President, I extend heartiest congratulations on your election as President of this 74th Session of the General Assembly and assure you of Jamaica’s full support in the work ahead. I must also convey our deepest appreciation to Her Excellency Maria […]

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Intervention by Prime Minister of Jamaica the Most Hon Andrew Holness, ON, MP at the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative High Level Event: Progress and Perspectives on Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls, UNGA, New York


Intervention by Prime Minister of Jamaica the Most Hon Andrew Holness, ON, MP at the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative High Level Event: Progress and Perspectives on Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls, UNGA, New York

Mr. Chairman, I join others in commending the European Union for its commitment to partner with others in support of action to empower women and girls. The ‘Spotlight Initiative’ has provided impetus for global action to end gender-based violence. The EU’s substantial financial allocation to that initiative is evidence of its unquestionable commitment to that […]

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Report delivered by the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP on behalf of the Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing Track


Report delivered by the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP  on behalf of the Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing Track

Secretary General: In attention to our mandate to lead a process of climate finance mobilization; we carefully identified and discussed each of the challenges preventing financing from reaching the most vulnerable and embarked on a thorough process of assessment of existing and new initiatives.  I am therefore pleased to report a few of our main […]

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Statement by the Prime The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP at the High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy


Statement by the Prime The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP at the High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy

Colleague Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I wish to start by thanking Prime Minister Solberg for her leadership on matters of The Blue Economy, Ocean Health, and Climate Change. This has manifested in the work of the High Level Panel which is making great strides in delivering on its mandate to […]

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Statement by the Prime The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019


Statement by the Prime The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Colleagues, the global financing system requires an immediate transformation. It must be science-based; technically appropriate; transparent and supported by accurate and inclusive tracking methodologies. Let us look at some of these system fixes: The PACTA Risk scenario analysis tools already applied by over 600 financial institutions worldwide, could be adopted by private investors to align […]

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Statement by the Prime The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP at the High-Level Luncheon: An Urgent Call for Countries to Partner for Climate Action


My colleague cohost Prime Minister Solberg of Norway Other Heads of State and Heads of Government present Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen I am honoured to co-host with Prime Minister Solberg, this High-Level Luncheon, and I am grateful for your overwhelming support in response to our urgent call for countries to partner for climate action. For […]

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The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister ON, MP on behalf of the Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing Track Briefing to the UN Secretary General New York, September 22, 2019


Secretary General: In attention to our mandate to lead a process of climate finance mobilization; we carefully identified and discussed each of the challenges preventing financing from reaching the most vulnerable and embarked on a thorough process of assessment of existing and new initiatives.  I am therefore pleased to report a few of our main […]

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Remarks by Hon. Daryl Vaz, MP Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Jamaica on behalf of the Most Hon Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica at the UN Trade Forum: SDGs & Climate Change on September 9, 2019


Thank you, Madame Chair I am honoured to be representing The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, at this important gathering which is a necessary precursor to the United Nations Climate Action Summit which is scheduled to take place later this month at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. I […]

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