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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says a number of investment projects are being fast-tracked.
  • Mr. Holness said work has also started, with the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), “on our proposed reform to the tax system to ensure that when they are implemented, they mutually reinforce the twin targets of growth and fiscal balance.”
  • He called on members to “endeavour to be sober, respectful, forward-thinking and mature as elected representatives of the people of Jamaica.”

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says a number of investment projects are being fast-tracked.

This is in keeping with the Administration’s focus on inclusive economic growth, job creation, sustainable debt reduction, and improving the general well-being of Jamaicans.

“Already, we have started the process of fast-tracking investment projects that are only being held up by decisions,” he said.

The Prime Minister was addressing the swearing-in ceremony for Members of Parliament at Gordon House yesterday (March 10).

Mr. Holness said work has also started, with the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), “on our proposed reform to the tax system to ensure that when they are implemented, they mutually reinforce the twin targets of growth and fiscal balance.”

Additionally, he said, efforts are underway to treat with the challenges faced in the health care system and the potential threats of epidemic diseases.

Mr. Holness pledged to be an “activist Prime Minister,” who will lead by example.  “I will lead from the front,” he said.

He called on members to “endeavour to be sober, respectful, forward-thinking and mature as elected representatives of the people of Jamaica.”

“I offer myself to you and extend my hand in partnership to each and every one of you.  Let us put the people first and work together in building this great nation,” he said.

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), shares a light moment with Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), along with Minister of Finance and Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left) and Member of Parliament for South Trelawny, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert. The occasion was the swearing in of Members of Parliament and Senators yesterday (March 10), at the opening of the new Parliament at Gordon House.