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Great Economic Potential Between CARICOM And Africa – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has highlighted the need for the strengthening of engagement between CARICOM and the African continent, noting that “great economic potential” exists between the regions. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the inaugural CARICOM-African Summit, held virtually on Tuesday (September 7), noted that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) serves as an enabling […]

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Prime Minister Urges More Jamaicans To Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is again urging all eligible Jamaicans to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, noting that most of the infected persons now hospitalized are unvaccinated. “The unquestioned fact is that 99 percent of those persons who are occupying those 700 beds …in hospitals, were not vaccinated,” he noted. Mr. Holness said the science suggests that […]

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister — Portmore Set To Secure Parish Status

Prime Minister Andrew Holness in an address noted that the community of Portmore in St. Catherine has been evolving in a manner that now positions it to secure parish status.  Mr. Holness said once a community records notable growth and development in the way Portmore has, particularly since becoming a municipality, it should be given the requisite support to advance its governance structure.  “Once you start to see emerging in a people, a certain level of independence and expression of their […]

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Positioning Jamaica For Significant Growth

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is on the right track to position the country for significant future growth. “I’m very proud of the fact that Jamaica has resolved [issues related to the] financial/fiscal management of its economic affairs. I believe we are on a very good course, having gone through several International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs, to […]

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Jamaica — PM Says Persons Must Be Given Opportunity To Use Unutilized Assets

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says persons must be given the opportunity to use unutilized assets of Government agencies, in order to maximize their potential. “There are many agencies in Jamaica, they hold lands, buildings and other assets, and sometimes they are just there languishing on balance sheets, not being utilized, and not realizing the value that they […]

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Charges That Rich Countries Are Hoarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has accused rich nations of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines while poorer countries wait to get doses. Mr. Holness made the charge while speaking on Bloomberg QuickTake program recently. He said Jamaica might not receive vaccines until around April and rich countries have a false notion of security if they think by excluding other countries, they are safe. […]

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Jamaica Faces Estimated $2 Billion Road Repairs Bill

The preliminary estimate of the damage to Jamaica’s roads following the recent heavy rains has escalated to almost $2 billion. Prime Minister Andrew Holness unveiled the price tag late Tuesday afternoon during an address to the House of Representatives. Mr. Holness said the figure covers road clearance, drain cleaning, creating access and patching, but does not include the cost of […]

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Holness Seeks To Make Jamaica Most Modern Caribbean Country

Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants Jamaica to be the most modern country in the Caribbean within the next 20 years. Holness lamented the fact that Jamaica has lost 40 years in its development. “We have a generation or two that has not benefited, and we have to catch up so that we can help that generation. So, the Government is […]

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PM Holness Lauds Bloomberg’s Applaud Of Jamaica’s Stock Market

In the light of Bloomberg’s favorable report on Jamaica stock market performance, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holnes has commended the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) for its achievement on being declared the Best Performing Stock Market globally in 2018 by the publication Businessweek. The Prime Minister, while speaking at the JSE’s 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference recently, […]

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Jamaica’s P. M. Not Impressed

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is not impressed with the latest growth figures. In 2016, Mr. Holness, and the Economic Growth Council (EGC) had set initiatives to put Jamaica on a path of higher and sustained growth that was said at the time would benefit the poor and vulnerable. The declaration of intent back then was for a five […]