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  • Restructuring the country’s bureaucratic system to enable efficient and quick decision making is among the Government’s priorities for its first 100 days in office.
  • The Prime Minister said his administration is committed to the preservation of human rights, and to ensuring that Jamaicans feel secure and are assured that the Government cares about them.
  • In the interview, Mr. Holness also responded to questions relating to Jamaica’s relationship with China, reparations, the importance of the Commonwealth, and the country’s gains since independence.

Restructuring the country’s bureaucratic system to enable efficient and quick decision making is among the Government’s priorities for its first 100 days in office.

This was stated by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) at Jamaica House on Thursday (April 7).

He said reform of the country’s bureaucratic system will send a good signal to local and international investors.

Mr. Holness said the Government is also keen to fulfill commitments made, which he said, is important in promoting confidence in the economy, as well as in the country’s political system.

The Prime Minister said his administration is committed to the preservation of human rights, and to ensuring that Jamaicans feel secure and are assured that the Government cares about them.

He highlighted the Government’s focus on economic growth and job creation, noting that achieving economic independence is “the real expression of independence of a people”.

He said the Government will focus on reducing debt, increasing markets for Jamaica, as well as leveraging the country’s historical assets, geographical location and brand, to achieve economic growth.

In the interview, Mr. Holness also responded to questions relating to Jamaica’s relationship with China, reparations, the importance of the Commonwealth, and the country’s gains since independence.