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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to be accountable and accessible to their constituents.
  • The Prime Minister, who was addressing the swearing-in ceremony for Members of Parliament at Gordon House...
  • He further told the parliamentarians that “good representation makes better communities.”

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to be accountable and accessible to their constituents.

“In campaigning, we crossed bridges, negotiated puddles of water, traversed steep inclines and navigated hilly and rocky terrain to meet them and solicit their support. We are here to serve them, and not the other way around.  We are their servants, not their bosses. We must not let them down,” Mr. Holness said.

The Prime Minister, who was addressing the swearing-in ceremony for Members of Parliament at Gordon House yesterday (March 10), called for parliamentarians to make the welfare of Jamaicans their priority.

“This is the time for us to put Jamaica first,” he said.

He further told the parliamentarians that “good representation makes better communities.”

“Better communities make better constituencies and better constituencies make a better Jamaica,” the Prime Minister stated.

Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the composition of this Parliament is historic, while noting that the realities of the seat distribution “are not lost on us.”

“This is a moment that requires cooperation. This moment requires maturity, partnership, consensus building, and most importantly, patriotism.  We must put Jamaica and the people of Jamaica first.  The nation is looking on.  This must be our call to action.  Let this be a turning point in this Parliament and this blessed island home of ours,” he added.