Andrew Holness
yesterday at 22:41. Facebook
The government has announced a raft of increased benefits for several categories of contributors to the National Housing Trust (NHT).

Making his contribution to the 2017/18 budget debate in Parliament yesterday (March 21) Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the move is in an effort to increase home ownership across all income levels in Jamaica.

Effective July 1, 2017, home improvement and...
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Andrew Holness
yesterday at 14:52. Facebook
Prime Minister's Press Briefing
Andrew Holness
yesterday at 14:26. Facebook
Prime Minister's Press Briefing
Andrew Holness
yesterday at 00:21. Facebook
Our Constitution and the Charter of Rights, guarantees, “the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in the execution of the sentence of a court…”

The Charter makes it clear that, “the state has an obligation to promote universal respect for; and observance of human rights and freedoms.” Within the general scheme of our Constitution...
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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 23:45. Facebook
There is a connection between the effective management of our public accounts and fiscal affairs and our economic growth.

The important thing is that Jamaicans are now beginning to realize that our future is connected to our present actions. Given our present situation, we have no option but to grow. My observation from being in Parliament for 20 years is that we do not look at the big...
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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 23:15. Facebook
The tax system has to be overhauled and reformed to promote greater reliability, equity, and economic efficiency.

Indirect taxes, collected upfront are inescapable, making them reliable as sources of revenue and, because everyone pays, they are horizontally equitable, meaning everyone of the same circumstance bears the same burden. For the same reason, however, they can introduce vertical...
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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 23:14. Facebook
We recognize that there are some challenges with self-employed individuals and some private entities in keeping up with their mortgage payments.

So, we have designed a programme, which was launched in January 2017 called the Contribution Arrears Programme - to allow persons to normalize their contribution status with the Trust. This will address contributions which have been outstanding up...
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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
The Government of Jamaica will maintain its vigilant and proactive stance on road safety. #HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 22:52. Facebook
By March 2020, approximately 15,000 solutions would have started. With the NHT pursuing further public private partnerships, the expectation is that this number will significantly increase.

#HomeGrants #Partnership #HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 22:46. Facebook
Take a read of my Budget Presentation.

MHPM Budget Presentation 2017

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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 22:40. Facebook
The cover of my Budget Debate Presentation 2017-2018. #HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 22:23. Facebook
Today, we officially launch the HOPE programme. Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment. Let me start with the employment aspect of HOPE.

It is estimated that there is a pool of approximately 120,000 to 130,000 young persons between 15 and 24 years of age who are not in school, not in a programme of training, and are unemployed. While a considerable portion of the unattached would...
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Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 21:57. Facebook
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 21:12. Facebook
The government has a duty to support and promote health as an enabling condition for quality of life. However, as it relates to our health, our life is in our own hands.

As Jamaicans we must take personal responsibility for own health.

#HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 20:55. Facebook
The Govt has increased allocation to PATH & the School Feeding Programme by an amount that exceeds the increases over the last 4yrs combined.

This way, the Government’s welfare program will be directly targeted to those who need it.

This promotes greater economic efficiency as every dollar of welfare resource goes directly to an intended welfare recipient.

#HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 16:23. Facebook
Watch my 2017 Budget Presentation this afternoon at 2:00pm and follow my social media pages for updates.

#HopeForJamaica
Andrew Holness
03/21/2017 at 13:27. Facebook
The claim by Finance Minister Audley Shaw that the 2017-18 Budget will provide an enhanced social safety net for the poor and vulnerable has been endorsed by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), which yesterday presented its in-depth analysis of the Government's $17.5-billion tax plan for the next fiscal year.

The finance minister served notice during his Budget presentation that...
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Andrew Holness
03/20/2017 at 19:45. Facebook
Prime Minister's Press Briefing scheduled for Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 9:00am.
Andrew Holness
03/20/2017 at 18:07. Facebook
Your Government continues to work on your behalf. Here is a brief overview of some of the activities over the past week.
Andrew Holness
03/20/2017 at 15:23. Facebook
Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited Press Conference