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Jamaica

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 […]

Jamaica

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 […]

NEWS

Jamaica Makes Energy Index Improvement

The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report for 2017 is now out and Jamaica has shown significant improvement in its ranking on the index. The index ranks 127 countries on their ability to deliver secure, affordable, and sustainable energy. According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s ranking rose from 166 to 92 in 2017. Holness noted that Jamaica’s improved ranking […]

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Taxi Operators Ordered To Remove Tint

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – In light of the violence against women and girls said to be perpetrated by men posing as taxi drivers, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, today issued a warning for all drivers of public passenger vehicles (PPV) to have their tints removed by next Monday. Holness, who was addressing journalists at a conference held at Jamaica House, said […]