September 20, 2019

Jamaica: Independence Message 2019 Prime Minister The Most Hon. Andrew Holness

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My fellow Jamaicans, As we celebrate our 57th year of independence, we have much to be thankful for: . The lowest unemployment rate in our history at 7.8% and youth unemployment fell by 6 percent. . The annual inflation rate is low and stable at 4.2% and the consumer price index is trending downwards. . […]

‘Plan Secure Jamaica’ well advanced – P.M. Holness

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BY: LATONYA LINTON From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is well advanced in executing Plan Secure Jamaica, which will target a reduction in murders below the regional average of 16 per 100,000 (under 500) within the next decade. “This will take time, and the development of unity of […]

Jamaica Prime Minister wants Spanish to be second language

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place, making Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in Trelawny on October 18, Mr. […]

Jamaica Independence Day

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Happy Jamaica Independence Day! Here’s how long the Caribbean nation has been independent By Phil Haigh From METRO UK Last Monday (6) Jamaicans across the globe celebrate the independence of their home nation from British rule. 6 August is Jamaica Independence Day as it was on this day that the Parliament of the United Kingdom signed […]

Jamaica: PM wants to make Jamaica centre of the Caribbean

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By Denise Dennis From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to making Jamaica the ‘centre of the Caribbean’. “We want to be the centre of the Caribbean for innovation and technology. We want to be the centre of the Caribbean for trade and commerce and logistics, […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister lauds Development Bank of Jamaica

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) for its ongoing commitment to facilitating economic growth and job creation through programmes, such as the Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE) initiative. “We are proud of their continued achievements, which […]

Jamaica: PM says government will leverage technology to boost public sector efficiency

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has reiterated the Government’s seriousness about leveraging technology to boost public-sector efficiency. “That is the premium that we are trying to create (because) we don’t have huge surpluses that we can use to generate economic growth through Government expenditure… (and) technology […]

Barbados Opposition pleads with Jamaica

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Jamaica “Hold strain,” is the plea of Barbados Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, regarding news that Jamaica may soon leave the economic segment of CARICOM. The Jamaican government is now considering a recommendation, of a Commission led by former prime minister Bruce Golding, that the island […]

Jamaica: 2017 National Heroes Day Message from the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister

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By Office of the Prime Minister Greetings my fellow Jamaicans: ‘A Great Heritage…..A Great Legacy’, that is our theme for National Heritage Week, which culminates today on National Heroes Day. It is a theme that all of us as Jamaicans need to internalise, appreciate and bring to the forefront of our daily existence. The preservation […]

Jamaica: Caribbean Maritime Institute to be expanded

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be making an investment in the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), to make it easier to accommodate the growing number of applicants vying for spaces. Mr. Holness says he is aware of the challenges at the facility and […]