Statements by the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Holness Statement to the Nation on the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Case in Jamaica


Prime Minister Holness Statement to the Nation on the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Case in Jamaica

The Government of Jamaica is prepared to deal with the occurrence of the novel corona virus (COVID19) in Jamaica. Last week I mobilized the National Disaster Risk Management Council, which is a representative body of all agencies and stakeholders involved in disaster response. The Ministry of Health outlined various risk-scenarios and the plans to mitigate. […]

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Statement to Parliament on the Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister on 12 November 2019


Mr Speaker, I returned to the island on Sunday, November 10; following a successful seven-day official working visit to the People’s Republic of China. Mr Speaker, I was accompanied by eight persons: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; the Most Hon Juliet Holness; two Close Protection Officers and technical, communications and support personnel from […]

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Statement by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica Gordon House November 26, 2019


Mr Speaker, following the Government’s decision not to appeal the April 2019 Constitutional court’s ruling concerning the National Identification and Registration Act 2017, the NIDS project team embarked on a rescheduling of the main activities under the contract between the Government of Jamaica and Productive Business Solutions (PBS) Limited led consortium to focus on the […]

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Statement in Parliament on the HEART Amendment Act


An Act to Amend the Human Employment and Resource Training Act; to merge the functions of the Human Employment and Resource Training Trust with the National Youth Service Board and the Apprenticeship Board; to repeal the Apprenticeship Act and the National Youth Service Act; and for connected matters The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP 29 October 2019 Mr. Speaker, […]

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Remarks at the Launch of National Tree Planting Day


Bishop C. Everton Thomas for our prayers The Most Honourable Juliet Holness The Honourable Audley Shaw Honourable Daryl Vaz And other members of the Cabinet Minister Chuck Minister Henry I see here the minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, the Honourable Rudyard Spencer; very alert, who will be planting many trees with […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP at the GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference Incheon, Republic of Korea October 7, 2019


Raising the Bar for Private Sector Climate Action   SALUTATIONS Incheon which is a very lovely city, I had a chance to tour briefly and I must say it is a beautiful city. The Executive Director of the GCF, Mr Glemarec Excellencies Ladies and gentlemen, I’m very pleased to be here with you this morning.   […]

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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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