November 13, 2019

‘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 […]

Caribbean states urged to develop regional bamboo industry

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BY: ALECIA SMITH From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the development of a regional bamboo industry is critical in further diversifying the Caribbean’s agricultural product offerings. “Bamboo’s time has come… as we aim to extend the agro-based sector beyond the traditional crops of sugar, banana, […]

Jamaica: PM Holness and Minister Tufton to launch Caribbean Moves at UNGA

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From Office of the Prime Minister Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Hon. Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States. Minister Tufton is also part of the Government’s delegation to UNGA. His mission is to champion […]

Jamaica’s PM Holness engages Jamaican and Caribbean diaspora in Namibia

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By Office of the Prime Minister From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday afternoon (July 24) engaged Jamaican and Caribbean nationals living in Namibia as part of his official visit to the southern African state. The Prime Minister addressed the Diaspora in keeping with his mission to update and discuss matters involving the […]

The View From Europe: Time for honesty about the future of the CSME

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate In the coming days, CARICOM Heads of Government will meet in Montego Bay. There they will hold a special session on the future of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). They will also consider the recommendations contained in the Golding report, which was published earlier this year. As […]

Seaga is a visionary for the cultural sector – Holness

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By Office of the Prime Minister Jfrom JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Former Prime Minister The Most Honourable Seaga as a visionary, leader and statesman who did much for the cultural sector. Mr. Seaga played a pivotal role in the creation of the Cultural Training Centre now the Edna Manley School […]

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: Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM

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By Latonya Linton Ffom JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives, yesterday (February 6). The report includes 33 recommendations, and has been presented against the background of the […]

The police have got this! Jamaica PM says no need for State Of Emergency

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday September 27, 2015 – Despite a spike in violent crime in western Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is not considering declaring a limited State of Emergency – at least not yet. He said he remains confident the security forces have the capacity to effectively address the problems. […]

Historic and legendary win by Usain Bolt– Jamaica PM Holness

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From Office of Prime Minister Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has labelled Usain Bolt’s third consecutive victory in the Olympics 100m finals as historic and legendary. “Bolt has etched his name as the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.” Prime Minister Holness also congratulated all the Jamaican athletes who are competing in Brazil. […]