Speeches by the Prime Minister

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nurses’ Day Message 2020


Today on Nurses’ Day I pay special tribute to our hardworking Jamaican nurses who have shown great courage, kindness, and bravery in the face of a global pandemic. It takes an individual with a special heart to devote themselves to a profession requiring them to provide constant care and tend to the healthcare needs of […]

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Prime Minister Holness Christmas Message 2019


Merry Christmas! To all at home and abroad. As Christians we believe in the Immaculate Conception and birth; the life examples and teachings, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to be the fundamental pillars of our faith. Christmas is the time reserved in our calendar to celebrate the birth of Christ, which happened during a time of great suffering and hardship some 2000 years ago. It was long prophesied that a great King […]

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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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