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Government Will Deepen Cooperation To Strengthen Regional Security

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to deepen its collaboration and cooperation with other Caribbean stakeholders and counterparts in order to strengthen regional safety and security. Speaking on November 14 at the commissioning of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) new Maritime Patrol Aircraft Hangar, at…

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PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Thursday, November 15) convened a meeting with the National Works Agency (NWA), China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the management of Flow to resolve challenges associated with the major roadworks taking place. The meeting was attended by the Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC as…

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Disabled Community on Board with NIDS

Members of the disabled community are looking forward to the benefits they will enjoy with their inclusion in the proposed National Identification System (NIDS). This is according to Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, who said mentally challenged persons in particular “are very happy…

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Minister Henry Appeals for Motorists to Look Out for Children

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, is calling on motorists to look out for children on the roads. Mr. Henry, who was speaking at the launch of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation’s ‘X Marks the Spot’ road-safety campaign at the Hazard Primary School…

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Police Station to Be Built In Olympic Gardens

Work is scheduled to get under way shortly on the construction of a police station in Olympic Gardens, St. Andrew. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who made the disclosure, said that the facility will serve as a “community security central point, because the idea is to create an…

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Review of Parole Process to be Undertaken by the Ministry of National Security

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday, October 25, 2018, chaired the monthly sitting of the National Security Council. During the deliberations of the Council, concerns were raised by the Security Forces regarding the granting of parole to offenders whose release has been assessed as being contrary to the public interest,…

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Gov’t Intends to Ensure That Built Spaces Are Sustainable – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government Circle Project, proposed for development in and around National Heroes Park in Kingston, will serve as the catalyst for the changes necessary to improve the built environment. Speaking at a town hall meeting at the Park on October 25 where…

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Public Will Have Access to New Parliament Building

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the public will have access to the new Houses of Parliament building being proposed for development in a section of the 52-acre National Heroes Park in Kingston. “It is the public’s building, because it will be within a park, and there is…

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Gov’t Circle to Save Some $2.4 Billion Annually In Rental Costs

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Administration stands to save as much as $2.4 billion in annual office rental costs from development of the proposed Government Circle project in and around National Heroes Park in Kingston. Additionally, he envisages that the project will serve as a catalyst…

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Interests of All Will Be Safeguarded

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says steps will be taken to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders, particularly residents, under the Government Circle development project being proposed for National Heroes Park in Kingston, and surrounding communities. The project, being spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), will entail…

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Infrastructural Works to Modernise Kingston – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government has moved to capitalize on infrastructural works now underway to modernise the city of Kingston. Speaking at the official opening of the ‘20 South’ residential development, on Saturday, (October 20) the Prime Minister stated that developers are seeking to make use of land…

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Official Funeral for Headley Cunningham

Late former Member of Parliament for North East Westmoreland and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Headley Cunningham, is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica. The service will be held on Thursday (October 25) at the Mount Carey Baptist Church in Anchovy, St. James, starting…

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Hazard Primary to Benefit from Road Improvement to Protect Children

Students of Hazard Primary School in Clarendon will shortly benefit from road improvement, under the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation ‘X Marks the Spot’ Road Safety Campaign. These include a pedestrian crossing, bus lay-by and sidewalks to ensure the safety of children at the school. The campaign was developed based on…

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Jamaica to increase renewables target to 50% – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew has announced that Jamaica will officially increase its target for use of renewable energy to 50 percent. The previous target of 30% renewables was set as policy by Cabinet. However, speaking at the handing over ceremony to install solar panels at the Office of Prime Minister yesterday…

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PM Calls On Businesses to Increase Investment in Innovations

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling on the private sector to increase investment in innovations that will boost their operations and the Jamaican economy. “In the new model for growth for Jamaica, the reliance cannot be on the Government to innovate and lead growth; it has to…

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PM Calls On Int’l Financial Institutions to Reconsider Classification of Countries

Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness, has called on international financial institutions to reconsider how small developing countries are classified for loan consideration. “I am reiterating my call for the international financial institutions to address this present problem known as the middle-income trap. We believe that a special highly…

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Economic Independence Will Secure Our Resilience

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told world leaders that while Small Island Developing States (SIDS) continue to strengthen partnerships around the world, economic independence will ultimately secure resilience for all SIDS. Addressing the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City today (September 27), Prime Minister…

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Jamaica Pursuing Partnerships to Strengthen Security Framework

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica will continue to forge ties with new and traditional partners in a bid to bolster the country’s national security framework. “We are intensifying our cooperation with our traditional partners (Americans, British and Canadians) but there are new partners...  other countries, as…

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Renewed Drive to Tackle CSME Issues

Under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, there has been renewed impetus by CARICOM Countries to tackle critical issues confronting the regional body. Yesterday, at the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the agenda items covered free movement of…

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