Andrew Holness
01/23/2017 at 17:35. Facebook
The matter of security is everyone's business. I am hoping this journal will create a syntheses of ideas.

I welcome the publication of the Caribbean Journal Of Strategic and Security Studies.
Andrew Holness
01/23/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Online passport applications to become a reality this year

Online passport applications and renewals are to become a reality in 2017 as part of the efforts to boost the national security infrastructure of the island and to foster more efficient security checks.

The disclosure was made by National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague as he toured the Constant Spring Road location of the...
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Andrew Holness
01/23/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
Andrew Holness
yesterday at 19:25. Facebook
Gov't To Aid Family Of 15-Y-O Girl At Centre Of Sex Abuse Case

The Government has taken steps to assist the St Elizabeth family at the centre of the sexual abuse.

Minister of Gender Affairs, Olivia Grange, says the family will be provided with housing by the charity organisation Food for the Poor.

Grange says the government will ensure that it is placed in an area where they will be safe...
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Andrew Holness
01/21/2017 at 23:45. Facebook
Government determined to get a handle on crime through collaborative approach says PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the government is determined to get a handle on crime. The prime minister said this will be done strategically, as government moves to address the country’s crime problem.

“We have to get a handle on crime. This government is determined to do it. We have...
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Andrew Holness
01/21/2017 at 21:17. Facebook
Happening now: I'm in attendance at the Jamaica Defence Force Change of Command Parade for the Chief of Defence Staff.
Andrew Holness
01/21/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
I am pleased with the launch of the Caribbean Journal of Strategic and Security Studies. A book that will provide knowledge and insight for this and future generations.
Andrew Holness
01/21/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
The Official Launch of The Caribbean Journal Of Strategic And Security Studies
Andrew Holness
01/21/2017 at 00:28. Facebook
We are on the cusp of success, the obstacle in our way is crime and violence. We are not going to overcome this by the police and security forces alone. It has to be a joint partnership effort between the Government, the security forces and the citizens. #FightCrime #PartnershipForProsperity
Andrew Holness
01/20/2017 at 22:15. Facebook
Social Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular among millennials. This country is blessed with citizens who are not just capable but excited at the prospect of creating their own jobs while giving back to the country.

Today I sat with Mr. Thione Niang, Social Entrepreneur, Political Strategist and Youth Advocate, born in Senegal. His dedication to helping youth learn skills and...
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Andrew Holness
01/20/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
Good fiscal management is something that we are strong on and I know that the opposition is also strong on. Investors can be rest assured that good fiscal management is a principle of governance in Jamaica. You can accurately manage and calculate your investment. Whatever we do, it is a partnership with the opposition, the civil society and various business groups and business interests.

I...
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Andrew Holness
01/20/2017 at 14:16. Facebook
Finance minister says transformation is about efficiency - Jamaica Observer.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, says the public-sector transformation programme is about efficiency and economic wealth for Jamaica, and not people losing jobs.
Addressing the Mayberry Investor Forum, held on Wednesday at The Knutsford Court Hotel, in New Kingston, Shaw said for the process...
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Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 21:57. Facebook
This morning at the National Prayer Breakfast I spoke about Jonah.

Jonah was a man who had faith in God. Though his faith was tested he renewed his commitment to the father and was delivered from great torment.

Like Jonah, we as a nation are constantly being tested. We must renew our faith in God and embrace the inevitability of his deliverance.
Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 18:12. Facebook
I am pleased with the Wray and Nephew and The Gruppo Campari have shown their commitment to tourism in Jamaica. Investment to create additional earning opportunities in food, beverage and craft services means more jobs for the people of the country.

I was impressed with what I saw at the recycling and waste water treatment plant yesterday. Wray and Nephew and Gruppo Campari Jamaica are true...
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Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Business, Consumer Confidence Break Election Curse

There was a sustained level of optimism and confidence in the Jamaican economy across both businesses and consumers in 2016, breaking the trend of dramatic declines in the post-election periods throughout the 15 years that the surveys have been conducted.

Data from the pre and post election periods in 2002, 2007 and 2011 show that the...
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Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
At a time of great challenges, we must all come together as a nation to contemplate our actions to bring about change.

This morning at the National Prayer Breakfast I spoke about Jonah.

Jonah was a man who had faith in God. Though his faith was tested he renewed his commitment to the father and was delivered from great torment.

Like Jonah, we as a nation are constantly being tested. ...
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Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
Accommodation Identified for Wards at Clifton Boys’ Home

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says a more suitable temporary location for wards of the State from the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, has been identified.

He added that once the necessary contractual arrangements can be ironed out, the wards will be relocated...
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Andrew Holness
01/19/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
Legal Aid Mobile Unit Begins Visits on January 17

The recently launched Legal Aid Council Mobile Justice Unit will begin visiting locations within the month of January 2017.

The first location to be serviced by the unit will be Canaan Heights, Clarendon, on January 17 at the Canaan Heights Community Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The unit will then make its way to March Pen, St....
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Andrew Holness
01/18/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Holness Supports Creative Industries Plan

Last week, the Jamaica Film Commission and the Creative Industries Unit staged an open day to educate the public on the little-known and developing techniques for film professionals in Jamaica.

The two-day exercise began on Thursday, January 12, and was hosted in JAMPRO's New Kingston business auditorium. It was designed to explore solutions for...
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