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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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PM Calls on Public-Sector Leaders to Embrace Amanda System

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has called on leaders in the public sector to embrace the Applications Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) System as the country works to create an environment that is more conducive to local and international investments. The web-based application is aimed at improving ease…

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Gov’t Committed to Securing Jamaica – PM

Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government remains committed to securing Jamaica and will not allow any threats to weaken the State. He noted that the security threats to Jamaica “are not simple” and the perpetrators “are not street-level criminals” but “people with significant resources [who] have…

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Gov’t Training More Persons for BPO Jobs – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is providing additional resources to train more persons for job opportunities in the rapidly expanding business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. “The Government of Jamaica stands in support of the BPO (sector), and we will make the necessary investments to ensure…

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Gov’t Allocates $997 Million for Drain Cleaning and Beautification

The Government is to undertake a national mitigation, sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme at a cost of $997 million over the next several weeks, leading into the Christmas season. The programme will be implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). Prime Minister,…

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PM Calls On Youth to Reject Crime and Violence in Communities

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling on Jamaica’s youth to reject crime and violence in their communities. He said that young people, as part of their civic duty, have a responsibility to renounce the influence of the dons and gangs and report any criminal activity. “It is…

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Removal of Auxiliary Fees, Corporal Punishment Non-Negotiable – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says removal of auxiliary fees and prohibiting corporal punishment in schools are non-negotiable government policies to which principals and teachers are to adhere. Mr. Holness asserted that the Charter of Rights under the Constitution makes it an entitlement for children to have free…

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Prime Minister Commends American Friends of Jamaica

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) for its philanthropic actions. “The programmes and contributions of the AFJ continue to impact our beloved island, Jamaica, but particularly the people, in very specific and impressive ways,’ the Prime Minister said. In his message, read…

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Architects Present Designs of New Houses of Parliament to PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (October 30) met with the top-five entrants in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition to examine the concepts of each. The top-five registered architects and their teams outlined the design plans and models, developed based on the guidelines laid out in…

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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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Rural Roads Will be Repaired – Prime Minister

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is fully committed to the development of roads right across the island. Mr. Holness, who was speaking at the handover of 58 detached two-bedroom units at Castlewood, in Granville, Trelawny, on October 17, said it is clear, based on the…

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PM Holness Hails Reggae Girlz Historic win and Qualification to the World Cup

Prime Minister Andrew Holness was yesterday (October 17) congratulating Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz on their historic qualification for the World Cup in France. Prime Minister Holness said that this historic victory and qualification places the girls in the pantheon of the greatest sports teams of all time from Jamaica. “This win…

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Anti-Gang Law to be Reviewed

The Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act, popularly called the ‘anti-gang’ legislation is to be reviewed and amended. This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on October 16. The Act makes provision for the disruption and suppression…

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