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Mr. Andrew Holness to be Sworn-in as Prime Minister on Thursday, March 3

Mr. Andrew Holness to be Sworn-in as Prime Minister on Thursday, March 3

Prime Minister-Designate Mr. Andrew Holness will be sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica in a ceremony at King’s House on Thursday, March 3.

The Swearing-in Ceremony will commence at 4pm and invited guests are asked to be seated by 3:15pm.

In accordance with the Constitution of Jamaica, Mr. Holness will take the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office of Prime Minister of Jamaica after which he will receive The Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister from the Governor-General His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen. Mr. Holness will then make his inaugural address.

This is the second time that Mr. Holness will be sworn-in as Prime Minister having served as Prime Minister from October 23, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

A host broadcast of the ceremony by the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), will be available to all television and radio stations. The event will also be streamed live on the websites of the JIS ( and the Office of the Prime Minister (

For access to the ceremony, guests designated as VVIPs will use the King’s House main entrance at the intersection of Hope Road, Lady Musgrave Road and East King’s House Road. Other VIPs will enter via West King’s House Road. All other guests will enter by way of two entrances along East King’s House Road. The Police have advised that while no traffic changes are contemplated for the duration of the two-hour ceremony, motorists should expect some delay in the vicinity of King’s House around the time of the event.

Police Officers from the Traffic Division will be on location to guide motorists and guests.