Speeches by the Prime Minister

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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Statement by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness at the High-Level Segment of the 108th Session (Centenary) of the International Labour Conference 12th June 2019


Mr President, Jamaica is honoured to speak at this high-level plenary of the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference, to commemorate the Centenary of this most important global institution. Jamaica’s democracy was born out of the struggle of the labour movement. Labour is a respected and deeply integrated partner in the tripartite collaborative culture […]

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Address By The Most Honourable Andrew Holness ON, MP Prime Minister At the Launch of Wigton Windfarm Limited IPO on April 9, 2019


I’m here because this is a very important day in Jamaica’s history, indeed our government. The government has taken a positive decision towards what we like to call the ownership economy. A few days ago, I was reading the editorial in one of our leading newspapers and you can guess which one that is, and […]

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Remarks by the Most Honourable Andrew Holness at the Official Opening of the S Hotel (Spanish Court) Montego Bay


Thank you for your direction of the ceremony so far. Let me assure everyone that my presentation will be brief and therefore I’m expecting to have your full attention. Let me thank Reverend Burchell McPherson for offering the prayers, good to see you again father. Their Excellencies, The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen […]

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Remarks By The Most Honourable Andrew Holness at the Official Opening of Montego Bay Free Zone Company Limited Data Entry Building No. 7


Madam Director of Protocol and Ceremony, Ms Gloria Henry Reverend Peter Burnett, Thank you for your prayers The Honourable Karl Samuda, the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Mrs Marlene Malahoo-Forte, Attorney General and Member of Parliament for the constituency in which we are now, Mr Mark Hart, Chairman […]

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Remarks by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness at the Official Launch of Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project


Thank you very much Dermon and may I offer you congratulations on your new appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Since I made it the recommendation for the appointment I know that you will do a good job. I want to thank Mrs Myers for her fervent prayers […]

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