Statements by the Prime Minister

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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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 […]

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PM Holness Statement Announcing the Passing of Labour and Social Security Minister Hon. Shahine Robinson


PM Holness Statement Announcing the Passing of Labour and Social Security Minister Hon. Shahine Robinson

It is with deep sadness that I inform the nation of the passing of our dear Hon. Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security and Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann. Shahine was a patriot, a servant of the people, a much loved political representative adored by her constituents, a humanitarian and […]

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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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