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Holness Promises For First 100 Days Under Scrutiny

Media House Set To Track Actions Of The Holness-Led JLP’s Administration

Before the February 25 General Elections, Andrew Holness gave Jamaica’s electorate a number of undertakings while on the campaign trail, several of which included plans for his administration’s first 100 days in office.

Now that he has assumed the role of Prime Minister, Observer Online, one of Jamaica’s premium media outlets in a report has declared that it will be tracking the actions of the Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party government (JLP).

JamaicaSome of Holness’ clearest pronouncements prior to the election included among others the following:

Start the legislative process to fix the date for general elections in Jamaica.

Begin the legislative process to institute impeachment proceedings in Parliament.

Start the legislative process to institute term limits on the Office of Prime Minister.

Get rid of income tax for everyone who earns a basic salary of $1.5 million or less yearly, beginning on April 1 – the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Set in motion grand referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice CJ as the final appellate court and the removal of the buggery law.

Will Holness and his administration keep the promises made? Certainly, the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) as well as key stakeholders will be watching and should hold the Holness-led JLP accountable.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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