Charles Jr

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Charles Jr said : “Flagaman is an important and special place. Flagaman has the highest number of registered farmers in our country. It’s a traditional farming space where they [possess] the skill set and the passion, it’s generational, and so it is fitting for us to be here to really show these farmers that they are valued,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This performance represents the Government’s commitment to sustain gains and reflects one of the best-performing quarters on record. I want to commend our farmers, fishers, and all stakeholders as we display the continued recovery and growth of the sector coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with increasing demand from both local and export markets,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 9, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is a reflection of the opportunities that are coming to our citizens and residents here. There are many persons who are now employed, many people who have lived in this beautiful space and can choose to invest in this community, and it is right beside Millennium Mall, which again, is a representation of the growth for Mineral Heights, southeast Clarendon, and Clarendon as a parish” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 2, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “We have embraced Texaco, and we see them and this gas station as part of our neighbourhood, and we want to encourage other businesses and other entrepreneurs to see Mineral Heights as a booming opportunity with unlocked potential that can create employment opportunities, income generation, and push for us to have a safe space for our young kids to see an opportunity where they can become employed and diverted from things we don’t want them to get involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 2, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am very grateful for the backhoes. I’m even more grateful that they’re being handed over while I’m minister. I would be even happier to know that we are looking at not just backhoes for St Thomas and Westmoreland, but we’re looking at a full mapping of our country, and to run an efficient programme to maintain, to extend, to expand, to drive production” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 26, 2022 10:17:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are going to be growing smart by ensuring we reduce our input costs through increased use of renewable energy such as the upgraded solar-powered pump station at Little Park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Conservative estimates are that 18 per cent of the value of farm output regionally is taken by thieves, resulting in the loss of millions of United States dollars annually. This does not account for future loss to agriculture production and productivity when farmers leave the sector or when high-quality genetic breeds of livestock and crop varieties are stolen from breeding stations and agriculture research facilities and sold as food. Nor does it take into consideration the likely consequences or public health and subsequent industry fallout should tainted, uncertified produce gain entry into the domestic food chain,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 8:46:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I’m sure that all farmers across this country will be very happy for the savings because as we say in Jamaica, every mickle make a muckle, particularly during these trying times,” “It is my hope that this reduction is going to assist in the building of resilience across the farming sector and the boosting of production” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have to focus on action. I’m focusing my attention on executing productive intensive programmes, executing the support that we’re giving to poultry farmers and the distribution of fertilisers to support boosting of production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Concerning the slaughterhouse, I am advised that we are involved in discussions with the persons who have proposed it and so subsequent to that we can provide a much more sufficient response,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Having recorded the highest levels of domestic crop production in our country, we acknowledge those risks which will impact the inflow of goods, particularly those used in our manufacturing sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It’s not going to satisfy all that is required but that is why RADA continues to help in terms of the best practices and that’s why we continue to give support in terms of farmers who may not be close to water, but need some support in terms of getting access to water,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I believe we directly have to say thank you to farmers. The last two years have been unbelievably challenging. There have been years when most people would have reason to pack up and just say I am done. I am not doing [farming],” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr added : “I believe the pandemic has proven and exposed the resilience and the strength and the determination of our farmers. I think that it is more than enough justification for me as minister to call on an increase in allocation to the budget for the farm road rehabilitation (programme),” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr stated : “This [sector] is a critical area for the Government as we build a foundation for sustained growth and the betterment of the lives of so many Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is giving with purpose and giving at a time when it is most needed…We want all Jamaicans to have access to the best quality health care…That is the goal of the government and everyone who has dedicated themselves through the NHF, and through the regional health authorities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The fish feed that they provide now for the industry, based on my engagement with fish farmers, is not the highest quality in comparison, for instance, to fish feed from Costa Rica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr stated ( about Nigel Clarke ) : “You can look on what Nigel Clarke did by reducing the transfer tax. When the minister of finance posited the mere elimination of the transfer tax and stamp duty on real estate transactions, several squealed that it would destroy the market. What it did was create opportunities and drive the market to grow. That is the similar approach that I am taking – competition, better mechanisms, better input, better cost, is going to drive our agriculture and fisheries sector to grow,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr mentioned : “I have no fear in making the decisions that are tough. No threat or challenge will deter me from doing what is best for the people of Jamaica and I will ensure that the decisions I make are done based on an assessment of accurate information and with the effort to develop an industry that respects the people — particularly at a time when we face the greatest challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am not in any way trying to attack broiler companies, or attack any element. I am here to do my job, which is to make sure that Jamaica benefits, that Jamaica has a resilient and robust poultry industry and agricultural sector, that our broiler companies can be profitable, our small farmers can have consistent access to the input and baby chicks that they need, and that the consumers can have access in as affordable a way as possible to the most important protein that they know,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr stated : “And so, small farmers, contract farmers, backyard farmers, broiler companies…all can benefit. Unfortunately, some have chosen to focus only on one paragraph of my presentation, which clarifies for me that there is a need for me to focus on it as well,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am disappointed in the time it has taken the National Works Agency to respond, but I have continued to communicate with them and urge them and I was advised that it has been categorised as emergency work, the contractors were retained, and the work will start with urgency,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “What we are doing today in getting our youngsters to use their mind in understanding the impact of this and to start to find solutions is critical to our human health, our food security and national development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “There are several — ginger, potato and others — that we will be focusing on because right now, our import bill is too high. We want to make sure that through our parish managers and our extinction services, that we at least bring it up so that we can feed our country. First order is that Jamaica be able to feed itself, feed its tourists, and then go out and stretch across the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 24, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “What we are doing today in getting our youngsters to use their minds in understanding the impact of this and to start to find solutions, are critical to our human health, our food security and national development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “In fact, it hampers the growth and expansion of local production and hampers productivity in the agricultural and fisheries sector generally,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This speaks volumes; it indicates that throughout those years, our coffee has been constantly in demand [in Japan] in terms of quality,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Ministry will provide directions and support for the initiative, and I implore colleagues on both sides of the House to submit the requested information at the soonest and no later than February 2022,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, December 6, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This is exacerbated when we build on hillsides, along gully banks and in river courses. Parliament will recall, for example, the significant impact of Tropical Storms Zeta and Eta late October 2020. In the Shooters Hill area, 74 per cent of the residents surveyed suffered damage to their houses, ranging from major to catastrophic, while in Weisse Road 31 per cent of those surveyed described the damage suffered as catastrophic,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, December 6, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The ministry will provide directions and support for the initiative, and I implore colleagues on both sides of the House to submit the requested information at the soonest and no later than February 2022,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “A viable rental industry is essential as an option to access adequate, safe and legal housing solutions for all Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 3, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Ultimately, through this strategic approach, life and property can be preserved, dignity restored, a sense of community realised, and Jamaicans can ultimately enjoy an improved quality of life,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 3, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “You gotta cattle-prod him, man. I’m sorry, man, you gotta light a fire under this motherfucker’s ass!” External link

theatlantic Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr disse : "Agora que as ambições de NDC dos países em desenvolvimento foram colocadas, devemos mobilizar o financiamento e os recursos em velocidade e escala para transformar palavras em ação por meio da implementação. Por meio da associação à NDC Partnership, já ajudamos a mobilizar mais de USD 1 bilhão para apoiar os países em desenvolvimento e a implementação de seus NDCs. Mas, naturalmente, existem lacunas no apoio que pode ser fornecido, e devemos garantir que nenhum país seja deixado para trás. O Partnership Action Fund garante que todos os esforços serão envidados para que os países possam acessar o suporte técnico que precisam. Convoco todos os nossos membros a serem ambiciosos em suas ações e a alinhar seus programas com as necessidades dos países" External link

prnewswire Saturday, November 13, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The reality is that when you speak of extreme vulnerability, it is not just a statistic for us. When we speak about the issues of the impact of these weather events on our infrastructure, you are talking about not just roads being devastated, but the consequences. [For example], our children not being able to go to school. It is impacting productivity; it is impacting access to learning. When the [electricity] poles come down, there is no electricity and so it impacts hospitals and hampers our ability to be able to recover from minor issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “COVID has challenged the programme in how we can reach them [our target groups]... It has impacted everything in terms of our ability to go around, in terms of physical interaction but we’re still on our way and we should still reach our target,” “We’re sticking to our timeline. Some of the challenges that we’ve seen are, of course, just in terms of how our staff can interact with the schools. We had a very comprehensive programme that would have caused us to be doing a lot of interactive activities with children and staff at schools. That has had to be slowed down, of course, because of the COVID protocols,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 22, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We still see future designs and amenities that need to be upgraded and adjusted towards the Government’s objectives of sustainable development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Businesses must adapt to climate change in order to thrive in the global economy. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit many industries hard, and it has highlighted the importance of integrating innovative and robust systems into business operations that can remain resilient in the face of global events beyond the control of any individual, company or industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am sending a clear message to everybody, it is our responsibility. I know it will take some funds, I know it is not easy, I know we have tried, I know that we have put stop notices, I know we have done some things, but Jamaica demands us to do more,” “We are all here with the ability and authority to do more; not to kick off people off lands, but to protect the people who are there and to help them put themselves in a planned community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I do not believe that people have the opportunity to get real insight into the challenges of balancing the rigorous extended workday that politicians have while we still try to make family be a priority. The reality is that it is tough. I am a member of parliament in a seat that is very active during one of the most challenging times any politician would have seen,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Businesses must adapt to climate change in order to thrive in the global economy. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit many industries hard and it has highlighted the importance of integrating innovative and robust systems into business operations that can remain resilient in the face of global events beyond the control of any individual, company or industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “As they grow, they will do their natural job at protecting this place and providing shelter for the vast biodiversity to flourish in this area,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Climate change and the importance of protecting and preserving our environment is not only important, but also urgent. And so, we commend both New Fortress Energy and the PSOJ for their leadership and support of this urgent national cause. We look forward to more partnerships like these as we work together to achieve our goal” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 21, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are trying to see, from my office as Member of Parliament, how we can give support to families in terms of food packages, in terms of working with the municipal corporation to identify places that need better lighting and bush clearing. What I have to say to these criminalsis that we are one community, one people and all of us are feeling the same frustration and going through the challenges. We appeal to them that if they need support, come to us so that we can help them. Otherwise, going the criminal route is not a viable option because you are either going to find yourself down in the ground, dead, or in a jail cell,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are trying to see, from my office as Member of Parliament, how we can give support to families in terms of food packages, in terms of working with the municipal corporation to identify places that need better lighting and bush clearing. What I have to say to these criminalsis that we are one community, one people and all of us are feeling the same frustration and going through the challenges. We appeal to them that if they need support, come to us so that we can help them. Otherwise, going the criminal route is not a viable option because you are either going to find yourself down in the ground, dead, or in a jail cell,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “the perpetuation of informal settlements is one of the greatest challenges that we have in the country” External link

jis Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Jamaica is very vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Therefore, climate-proofing all sectors through policy development, budgetary allocations, and development planning, is not optional. It is imperative. Climate change impacts such as increased storm activity and sea-level rise are especially troubling,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 30, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Government, the private sector, academia, the non-governmental organisations and all stakeholders must continue to collaborate on solving critical problems and we must keep strengthening our partnerships to effectively build climate resilience,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 30, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn’t almost died, I wouldn’t have been on their list for the vaccine,” “I was so glad to get the shot” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : "I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn't almost died, I wouldn't have been on their list for the vaccine," "I was so glad to get the shot" External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 19, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn’t almost died, I wouldn’t have been on their list for the vaccine,” “I was so glad to get the shot” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 19, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Those are the most significant things that I see happening under this chairmanship,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I encourage institutions like VMBS and JN, and other institutions that are giving persons access, to make sure, at the forefront of their contemplation and the things they use to decide whether they approve or disapprove, they always keep climate resilience and the building of our adaptation and mitigation principles at the forefront,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 13, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am extremely concerned about the escalation of violence and intimidation against JLP supporters in the constituency, in particular the Rocky Point Division, within the past few days,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I have said it many times that I have noticed a pattern, from the time I came here during the by-election — a pattern of breaking the law, of canvassing persons at polling stations, of sending messages to persons that 'we are gonna win at any cost'. Well, let me tell you I am not afraid and I don't walk alone and I am going to ensure that we work with the police and we encourage community members to give all the information they have to the police officers. The criminals that slaughtered Paul Henry will be caught and I am hoping they will get exactly what they deserve,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “He was shot several times; he didn't even make it inside to greet his wife and children. The mood is dampened. And I am hoping that anyone who believes that political intimidation will work will understand I am sending a strong message: You will not deter us, we will not stand down, we will reject and rebuke any political intimidation, any political violence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : "It's really awesome that when people are in our little Waco that they can choose just different things," External link

kxxv Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I believe that I have represented the people of South East Clarendon well. I believe that I have presented to them a vision of creating a space where they are going to thrive, not just exist. I believe that I have proven to them and established that I am here to work,” “The feedback that I'm getting from persons on both sides of the political fence is, 'MP, we respect what you are doing. We are shocked that you're getting so much done in such little time during a period of unprecedented challenge and we are grateful that you're focused on getting this done,' ” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Commission ) : “Now that we have a short-term measure, I am focused on implementing a permanent and sustainable solution as soon as possible — and we will work with Rural Water Supply and the National Water Commission to get this work moving. This is part of our comprehensive water improvement programme for South East Clarendon,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “For us to move this country that we truly love forward, we are going to do so in a cohesive manner. It requires partnership, it requires us to have a shared vision, a shared commitment; and I am very encouraged about this by the effort that I have seen not just today, but over the time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “He was a source of inspiration and encouragement during a challenging period, and he will missed. The entire South East Clarendon offers sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I will give my 100 per cent hard work and effort to continuing the honour this House provides. ... I will not disappoint you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 13, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Chief and I are very close beyond father and son. ... I could never ask for a better father. He has empowered me by giving me an education, by showing me love, and I am grateful to him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Give thanks to the Almighty for the strength to go through the last few weeks. Give thanks to the team members on the ground, the former member of parliament, the prime minister, all of the individuals from the various area councils who have come to give their support,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “When I was asked what the projection was, I didn't give any number, but I did give an indication that because of the circumstances of this election people would not be inclined to extend themselves and vote. So, to see that more than 6,000 persons extended themselves, despite the circumstances to give their support, is something that I do not take lightly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I am more focused on building a base in this constituency from this by-election,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It would be a base that involves the community and persons who have accepted and understand my message of inclusiveness. That as a member of parliament my goal would be to serve everyone and get everyone involved in the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I don't expect everyone to agree or even support, but whether you agree, you support, whether you are kind or unkind, you are my responsibility as MP,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “Not only has Mrs Pitter been able to construct in record time [and] within budget… but all of her units are already sold,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Met Service has already advised the minister [of local government, Desmond McKenzie] and myself that 2020 is likely ... to be similar to 2019. What it means is that as a country, as a nation, we have to be prepared for the worse,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 30, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Gary Williams ) : “I acknowledge that we come from diverse backgrounds; I know friends who have travelled from [far], but we're all here despite those differences, with one commonality — the respect, love, desire that we all have to see better; that common desire, that burning desire that is reflected in the hard work that continues through Gary [Williams] and his team,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Gary Williams ) : “What is inspiring to me is that instead of just talking, Gary and his team has continued year after year, and I know that you will continue to give... because the message here is that it doesn't matter where a Jamaican is, you can play a critical role in ensuring the betterment of your country and your people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I have an advantage in terms of being able to see politics from a particularly different perspective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The last message I received over last weekend, if the lady didn't send us that information, then NWC would not be aware that they weren't getting water, because when I talked to the NWC they didn't know that the community wasn't getting water. And it was just a simple distribution problem,” “With the drought they had to rework how the water was distributed across the Corporate Area. So they shifted water from one space to the next and so the network now needs to be reset. In that process of resetting the network it's like you are doing a balancing test. So it takes time for you to get it right, to get it back to where it should be. Some places that you think getting water, getting it at a lower pressure that it should be because of the difference in adjustments. The approach is working, it is a different approach than most. I won't say I am the only person who has been on the road, but I'm definitely trying to have increased community engagement, increased direct engagement and a better understanding of what it is for my ability to help develop policy and develop plans that are going to make some sense” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “Not to lessen what we are doing now in the Senate because that is a different but also an effective platform. I am involved a lot in community development, I have always been, will always be and I think it is because of that aspect of my own existence that I have a desire to really extend myself into that representational side of the politics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This is a blessed place, which can only move forward if we stop making the same mistakes. We have to start being very deliberate in our approach to developing our policies, guidelines and how we think about evidence, what’s before us. That’s what our prime minister is doing and that’s why I genuinely support him because he has shown the country a willingness to try something different, to try new methods of inspiring confidence, which has resulted in increased confidence in some areas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Commission ) : “I know that there will be some who will be a little bit upset, but I have a number of agencies that the prime minister has asked me to get in shape. National Water Commission, Rural Water [Supply Limited], National Works Agency (NWA), these agencies get yourself together. There will be no room for mismanagement. There will be no room for these inordinate delays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Our responsibility as a Government is to make sure the people of this country do not suffer one day more than is needed. And so we are doing everything that is possible to make sure that the work is done at cost, in time, for the people of this country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “No. It doesn't have to be that way, because our dams are getting water from the rivers in the east and the desalination could be placed, depending on the size of it, in specific areas. The benefit of the technology as it is now is that it presents opportunities to create small water treatment plants, small or large desalination plants. I am waiting to hear more before I get into specifics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “I have met with one of our international partners looking at the possibility of a pilot programme which will see a particular type of desalination equipment which, they have assured me, relies on much less electricity, because when I did the research on why The Bahamas can use it and why we don't, it's because they have to. So most places that use desalination is not because they choose to, but because they have to, because the electricity cost is so high. So the Government ends up providing a subsidy, otherwise, if you do it here the consumers would see their bills skyrocket by almost 10 times. We can't afford that. So if we are going to use desalination, we are going to have to know how we are doing it, mixing it with renewable energy and ensure that the cost is still affordable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Technology provides opportunities for us to diversify the system. I have met with a team about an exciting technology where they are pulling water from the air, pulling water from the atmosphere, they have the technology. So I have challenged them to present me with this technology in an affordable way, because I am open to solutions that are sustainable and sensible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I want you to guide me as to what the issues are so I can have a discussion with the agencies,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are alerting our citizens to ensure that they use treated water which is safe for consumption, because there are reports of persons doing [water] trucking from non-viable water sources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are alerting our citizens to ensure that they use treated water which is safe for consumption, because there are reports of persons doing (water) trucking from non-viable water sources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr admitted : “Over time, our system has become certainly vulnerable because it relies on rain,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Nigel Clarke ) : “Target dates have been set. I know Minister (of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel) Clarke is pushing for them to be done by this year and I would say at latest the early quarter of 2020,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Tom knew when was very young what he wanted to do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr added : “One of the things that captured his imagination was the idea of the rescue,” “The idea that you would go and save people in peril, that was amazing to him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is not affected by either the terrain or weather conditions that used to obliterate the satellite, which is evidenced by its usage over the last 12 months. We are using the most robust of the technologies to protect our people here in Jamaica. We are (now) better positioned to confront an uncertain future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We want to also deal with permissible rent, which is severely outdated. I think it is now based on a date from 1980, so we hope to move that forward to within five years of the market value,” “We want to include specific definitions of terms in the Act, treat with notice to quit, where the owner can use his or her intention to sell the property as a valid reason for issuing a notice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Furthermore, the amendments seek to strengthen the enforcement mechanisms by increasing fees and penalties, and so there are also maximum limitations with regards to that, and the discretion of the court which will be utilised for particular circumstances,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have to ensure that we are aligned with the international thrust towards conservation and the part that that plays as the core of the sustainable development drive,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 22, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This includes the supply and installation of additional pumping equipment for the Gutters and Spur Tree relay stations, which includes what is already in progress; the supply and installation of pumping equipment and upgrades to the transmission and distribution network. Those things will impact the Perth housing development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It also includes the upgrade of the Perth tank, including construction of a new pumping station, as well as the supply and installation of transmission mains from the Perth tank to a new tank at Moreland, which will be equipped with a pumping station dedicated to serving the Perth housing development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It is perhaps everyone’s dream to own their own home. It is my responsibility now to be the one to ensure that I drive the processes of accountability to make sure that we are providing the housing that is necessary to all communities across this country” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 1, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added ( about Andrew Holness ) : “It is clear that this Administration, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is capable and willing to take the bold [and] creative actions required for this country to take control of its future and maximise its potential,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have had low stable inflation for four years and the lowest inflation rates as an independent country — this is the emergence of a new Jamaica. Domestic interest rates are at levels never seen before,” “The central bank has lowered the policy rate four times this fiscal year, to a record low of 1.5 per cent in February 2019. Interest rates for individuals and businesses have been lowered, which means that many… are now able to access single-digit interest rates from Jamaican-dollar loans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Mr Wehby is well positioned given his chairmanship of JAMPRO and as a senior private-sector leader. He represents an independent authentic voice who understands the Government of Jamaica agenda,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This is particularly important for us as a small island developing State, given that climate change persistently threatens our development and even our existence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I also call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to increase its efforts to engage with all its members, and this must be done towards a better future for our countries and our people for successive generations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This is particularly important for us as a small island developing State, given that climate change persistently threatens our development and even our existence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I also call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to increase its efforts to engage with all its members, and this must be done towards a better future for our countries and our people for successive generations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We heard several of the issues brought to us. We clarified some and explained others and assured them [that] the Government of Jamaica is doing everything it can to continue constructive engagement with the UK Government on both the Windrush and deportation matters,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Desmond Jaddoo ) : “Any activity that can be seen as deleterious or a breach of human rights, we advised Mr Jaddoo that once that evidence is presented to us, that we will act swiftly and continue to promote the interest of Jamaican citizens at home and abroad,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT



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Charles Jr said : “Flagaman is an important and special place. Flagaman has the highest number of registered farmers in our country. It’s a traditional farming space where they [possess] the skill set and the passion, it’s generational, and so it is fitting for us to be here to really show these farmers that they are valued,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This performance represents the Government’s commitment to sustain gains and reflects one of the best-performing quarters on record. I want to commend our farmers, fishers, and all stakeholders as we display the continued recovery and growth of the sector coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with increasing demand from both local and export markets,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 9, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is a reflection of the opportunities that are coming to our citizens and residents here. There are many persons who are now employed, many people who have lived in this beautiful space and can choose to invest in this community, and it is right beside Millennium Mall, which again, is a representation of the growth for Mineral Heights, southeast Clarendon, and Clarendon as a parish” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 2, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “We have embraced Texaco, and we see them and this gas station as part of our neighbourhood, and we want to encourage other businesses and other entrepreneurs to see Mineral Heights as a booming opportunity with unlocked potential that can create employment opportunities, income generation, and push for us to have a safe space for our young kids to see an opportunity where they can become employed and diverted from things we don’t want them to get involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 2, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am very grateful for the backhoes. I’m even more grateful that they’re being handed over while I’m minister. I would be even happier to know that we are looking at not just backhoes for St Thomas and Westmoreland, but we’re looking at a full mapping of our country, and to run an efficient programme to maintain, to extend, to expand, to drive production” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 26, 2022 10:17:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are going to be growing smart by ensuring we reduce our input costs through increased use of renewable energy such as the upgraded solar-powered pump station at Little Park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Conservative estimates are that 18 per cent of the value of farm output regionally is taken by thieves, resulting in the loss of millions of United States dollars annually. This does not account for future loss to agriculture production and productivity when farmers leave the sector or when high-quality genetic breeds of livestock and crop varieties are stolen from breeding stations and agriculture research facilities and sold as food. Nor does it take into consideration the likely consequences or public health and subsequent industry fallout should tainted, uncertified produce gain entry into the domestic food chain,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 8:46:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I’m sure that all farmers across this country will be very happy for the savings because as we say in Jamaica, every mickle make a muckle, particularly during these trying times,” “It is my hope that this reduction is going to assist in the building of resilience across the farming sector and the boosting of production” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have to focus on action. I’m focusing my attention on executing productive intensive programmes, executing the support that we’re giving to poultry farmers and the distribution of fertilisers to support boosting of production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Concerning the slaughterhouse, I am advised that we are involved in discussions with the persons who have proposed it and so subsequent to that we can provide a much more sufficient response,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Having recorded the highest levels of domestic crop production in our country, we acknowledge those risks which will impact the inflow of goods, particularly those used in our manufacturing sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It’s not going to satisfy all that is required but that is why RADA continues to help in terms of the best practices and that’s why we continue to give support in terms of farmers who may not be close to water, but need some support in terms of getting access to water,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I believe we directly have to say thank you to farmers. The last two years have been unbelievably challenging. There have been years when most people would have reason to pack up and just say I am done. I am not doing [farming],” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr added : “I believe the pandemic has proven and exposed the resilience and the strength and the determination of our farmers. I think that it is more than enough justification for me as minister to call on an increase in allocation to the budget for the farm road rehabilitation (programme),” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr stated : “This [sector] is a critical area for the Government as we build a foundation for sustained growth and the betterment of the lives of so many Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is giving with purpose and giving at a time when it is most needed…We want all Jamaicans to have access to the best quality health care…That is the goal of the government and everyone who has dedicated themselves through the NHF, and through the regional health authorities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The fish feed that they provide now for the industry, based on my engagement with fish farmers, is not the highest quality in comparison, for instance, to fish feed from Costa Rica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr stated ( about Nigel Clarke ) : “You can look on what Nigel Clarke did by reducing the transfer tax. When the minister of finance posited the mere elimination of the transfer tax and stamp duty on real estate transactions, several squealed that it would destroy the market. What it did was create opportunities and drive the market to grow. That is the similar approach that I am taking – competition, better mechanisms, better input, better cost, is going to drive our agriculture and fisheries sector to grow,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr mentioned : “I have no fear in making the decisions that are tough. No threat or challenge will deter me from doing what is best for the people of Jamaica and I will ensure that the decisions I make are done based on an assessment of accurate information and with the effort to develop an industry that respects the people — particularly at a time when we face the greatest challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am not in any way trying to attack broiler companies, or attack any element. I am here to do my job, which is to make sure that Jamaica benefits, that Jamaica has a resilient and robust poultry industry and agricultural sector, that our broiler companies can be profitable, our small farmers can have consistent access to the input and baby chicks that they need, and that the consumers can have access in as affordable a way as possible to the most important protein that they know,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr stated : “And so, small farmers, contract farmers, backyard farmers, broiler companies…all can benefit. Unfortunately, some have chosen to focus only on one paragraph of my presentation, which clarifies for me that there is a need for me to focus on it as well,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am disappointed in the time it has taken the National Works Agency to respond, but I have continued to communicate with them and urge them and I was advised that it has been categorised as emergency work, the contractors were retained, and the work will start with urgency,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “What we are doing today in getting our youngsters to use their mind in understanding the impact of this and to start to find solutions is critical to our human health, our food security and national development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “There are several — ginger, potato and others — that we will be focusing on because right now, our import bill is too high. We want to make sure that through our parish managers and our extinction services, that we at least bring it up so that we can feed our country. First order is that Jamaica be able to feed itself, feed its tourists, and then go out and stretch across the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 24, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “What we are doing today in getting our youngsters to use their minds in understanding the impact of this and to start to find solutions, are critical to our human health, our food security and national development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “In fact, it hampers the growth and expansion of local production and hampers productivity in the agricultural and fisheries sector generally,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This speaks volumes; it indicates that throughout those years, our coffee has been constantly in demand [in Japan] in terms of quality,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Ministry will provide directions and support for the initiative, and I implore colleagues on both sides of the House to submit the requested information at the soonest and no later than February 2022,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, December 6, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This is exacerbated when we build on hillsides, along gully banks and in river courses. Parliament will recall, for example, the significant impact of Tropical Storms Zeta and Eta late October 2020. In the Shooters Hill area, 74 per cent of the residents surveyed suffered damage to their houses, ranging from major to catastrophic, while in Weisse Road 31 per cent of those surveyed described the damage suffered as catastrophic,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, December 6, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The ministry will provide directions and support for the initiative, and I implore colleagues on both sides of the House to submit the requested information at the soonest and no later than February 2022,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “A viable rental industry is essential as an option to access adequate, safe and legal housing solutions for all Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 3, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Ultimately, through this strategic approach, life and property can be preserved, dignity restored, a sense of community realised, and Jamaicans can ultimately enjoy an improved quality of life,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 3, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “You gotta cattle-prod him, man. I’m sorry, man, you gotta light a fire under this motherfucker’s ass!” External link

theatlantic Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr disse : "Agora que as ambições de NDC dos países em desenvolvimento foram colocadas, devemos mobilizar o financiamento e os recursos em velocidade e escala para transformar palavras em ação por meio da implementação. Por meio da associação à NDC Partnership, já ajudamos a mobilizar mais de USD 1 bilhão para apoiar os países em desenvolvimento e a implementação de seus NDCs. Mas, naturalmente, existem lacunas no apoio que pode ser fornecido, e devemos garantir que nenhum país seja deixado para trás. O Partnership Action Fund garante que todos os esforços serão envidados para que os países possam acessar o suporte técnico que precisam. Convoco todos os nossos membros a serem ambiciosos em suas ações e a alinhar seus programas com as necessidades dos países" External link

prnewswire Saturday, November 13, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The reality is that when you speak of extreme vulnerability, it is not just a statistic for us. When we speak about the issues of the impact of these weather events on our infrastructure, you are talking about not just roads being devastated, but the consequences. [For example], our children not being able to go to school. It is impacting productivity; it is impacting access to learning. When the [electricity] poles come down, there is no electricity and so it impacts hospitals and hampers our ability to be able to recover from minor issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “COVID has challenged the programme in how we can reach them [our target groups]... It has impacted everything in terms of our ability to go around, in terms of physical interaction but we’re still on our way and we should still reach our target,” “We’re sticking to our timeline. Some of the challenges that we’ve seen are, of course, just in terms of how our staff can interact with the schools. We had a very comprehensive programme that would have caused us to be doing a lot of interactive activities with children and staff at schools. That has had to be slowed down, of course, because of the COVID protocols,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 22, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We still see future designs and amenities that need to be upgraded and adjusted towards the Government’s objectives of sustainable development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Businesses must adapt to climate change in order to thrive in the global economy. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit many industries hard, and it has highlighted the importance of integrating innovative and robust systems into business operations that can remain resilient in the face of global events beyond the control of any individual, company or industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am sending a clear message to everybody, it is our responsibility. I know it will take some funds, I know it is not easy, I know we have tried, I know that we have put stop notices, I know we have done some things, but Jamaica demands us to do more,” “We are all here with the ability and authority to do more; not to kick off people off lands, but to protect the people who are there and to help them put themselves in a planned community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 21, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I do not believe that people have the opportunity to get real insight into the challenges of balancing the rigorous extended workday that politicians have while we still try to make family be a priority. The reality is that it is tough. I am a member of parliament in a seat that is very active during one of the most challenging times any politician would have seen,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Businesses must adapt to climate change in order to thrive in the global economy. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit many industries hard and it has highlighted the importance of integrating innovative and robust systems into business operations that can remain resilient in the face of global events beyond the control of any individual, company or industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “As they grow, they will do their natural job at protecting this place and providing shelter for the vast biodiversity to flourish in this area,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Climate change and the importance of protecting and preserving our environment is not only important, but also urgent. And so, we commend both New Fortress Energy and the PSOJ for their leadership and support of this urgent national cause. We look forward to more partnerships like these as we work together to achieve our goal” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 21, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are trying to see, from my office as Member of Parliament, how we can give support to families in terms of food packages, in terms of working with the municipal corporation to identify places that need better lighting and bush clearing. What I have to say to these criminalsis that we are one community, one people and all of us are feeling the same frustration and going through the challenges. We appeal to them that if they need support, come to us so that we can help them. Otherwise, going the criminal route is not a viable option because you are either going to find yourself down in the ground, dead, or in a jail cell,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are trying to see, from my office as Member of Parliament, how we can give support to families in terms of food packages, in terms of working with the municipal corporation to identify places that need better lighting and bush clearing. What I have to say to these criminalsis that we are one community, one people and all of us are feeling the same frustration and going through the challenges. We appeal to them that if they need support, come to us so that we can help them. Otherwise, going the criminal route is not a viable option because you are either going to find yourself down in the ground, dead, or in a jail cell,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “the perpetuation of informal settlements is one of the greatest challenges that we have in the country” External link

jis Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Jamaica is very vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Therefore, climate-proofing all sectors through policy development, budgetary allocations, and development planning, is not optional. It is imperative. Climate change impacts such as increased storm activity and sea-level rise are especially troubling,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 30, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Government, the private sector, academia, the non-governmental organisations and all stakeholders must continue to collaborate on solving critical problems and we must keep strengthening our partnerships to effectively build climate resilience,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 30, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn’t almost died, I wouldn’t have been on their list for the vaccine,” “I was so glad to get the shot” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : "I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn't almost died, I wouldn't have been on their list for the vaccine," "I was so glad to get the shot" External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 19, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I guess I was lucky in that sense. If I hadn’t almost died, I wouldn’t have been on their list for the vaccine,” “I was so glad to get the shot” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, March 19, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Those are the most significant things that I see happening under this chairmanship,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I encourage institutions like VMBS and JN, and other institutions that are giving persons access, to make sure, at the forefront of their contemplation and the things they use to decide whether they approve or disapprove, they always keep climate resilience and the building of our adaptation and mitigation principles at the forefront,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 13, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I am extremely concerned about the escalation of violence and intimidation against JLP supporters in the constituency, in particular the Rocky Point Division, within the past few days,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I have said it many times that I have noticed a pattern, from the time I came here during the by-election — a pattern of breaking the law, of canvassing persons at polling stations, of sending messages to persons that 'we are gonna win at any cost'. Well, let me tell you I am not afraid and I don't walk alone and I am going to ensure that we work with the police and we encourage community members to give all the information they have to the police officers. The criminals that slaughtered Paul Henry will be caught and I am hoping they will get exactly what they deserve,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “He was shot several times; he didn't even make it inside to greet his wife and children. The mood is dampened. And I am hoping that anyone who believes that political intimidation will work will understand I am sending a strong message: You will not deter us, we will not stand down, we will reject and rebuke any political intimidation, any political violence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : "It's really awesome that when people are in our little Waco that they can choose just different things," External link

kxxv Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I believe that I have represented the people of South East Clarendon well. I believe that I have presented to them a vision of creating a space where they are going to thrive, not just exist. I believe that I have proven to them and established that I am here to work,” “The feedback that I'm getting from persons on both sides of the political fence is, 'MP, we respect what you are doing. We are shocked that you're getting so much done in such little time during a period of unprecedented challenge and we are grateful that you're focused on getting this done,' ” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Commission ) : “Now that we have a short-term measure, I am focused on implementing a permanent and sustainable solution as soon as possible — and we will work with Rural Water Supply and the National Water Commission to get this work moving. This is part of our comprehensive water improvement programme for South East Clarendon,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “For us to move this country that we truly love forward, we are going to do so in a cohesive manner. It requires partnership, it requires us to have a shared vision, a shared commitment; and I am very encouraged about this by the effort that I have seen not just today, but over the time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “He was a source of inspiration and encouragement during a challenging period, and he will missed. The entire South East Clarendon offers sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I will give my 100 per cent hard work and effort to continuing the honour this House provides. ... I will not disappoint you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 13, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Chief and I are very close beyond father and son. ... I could never ask for a better father. He has empowered me by giving me an education, by showing me love, and I am grateful to him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Give thanks to the Almighty for the strength to go through the last few weeks. Give thanks to the team members on the ground, the former member of parliament, the prime minister, all of the individuals from the various area councils who have come to give their support,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “When I was asked what the projection was, I didn't give any number, but I did give an indication that because of the circumstances of this election people would not be inclined to extend themselves and vote. So, to see that more than 6,000 persons extended themselves, despite the circumstances to give their support, is something that I do not take lightly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I am more focused on building a base in this constituency from this by-election,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It would be a base that involves the community and persons who have accepted and understand my message of inclusiveness. That as a member of parliament my goal would be to serve everyone and get everyone involved in the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I don't expect everyone to agree or even support, but whether you agree, you support, whether you are kind or unkind, you are my responsibility as MP,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “Not only has Mrs Pitter been able to construct in record time [and] within budget… but all of her units are already sold,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The Met Service has already advised the minister [of local government, Desmond McKenzie] and myself that 2020 is likely ... to be similar to 2019. What it means is that as a country, as a nation, we have to be prepared for the worse,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 30, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Gary Williams ) : “I acknowledge that we come from diverse backgrounds; I know friends who have travelled from [far], but we're all here despite those differences, with one commonality — the respect, love, desire that we all have to see better; that common desire, that burning desire that is reflected in the hard work that continues through Gary [Williams] and his team,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Gary Williams ) : “What is inspiring to me is that instead of just talking, Gary and his team has continued year after year, and I know that you will continue to give... because the message here is that it doesn't matter where a Jamaican is, you can play a critical role in ensuring the betterment of your country and your people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I have an advantage in terms of being able to see politics from a particularly different perspective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “The last message I received over last weekend, if the lady didn't send us that information, then NWC would not be aware that they weren't getting water, because when I talked to the NWC they didn't know that the community wasn't getting water. And it was just a simple distribution problem,” “With the drought they had to rework how the water was distributed across the Corporate Area. So they shifted water from one space to the next and so the network now needs to be reset. In that process of resetting the network it's like you are doing a balancing test. So it takes time for you to get it right, to get it back to where it should be. Some places that you think getting water, getting it at a lower pressure that it should be because of the difference in adjustments. The approach is working, it is a different approach than most. I won't say I am the only person who has been on the road, but I'm definitely trying to have increased community engagement, increased direct engagement and a better understanding of what it is for my ability to help develop policy and develop plans that are going to make some sense” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “Not to lessen what we are doing now in the Senate because that is a different but also an effective platform. I am involved a lot in community development, I have always been, will always be and I think it is because of that aspect of my own existence that I have a desire to really extend myself into that representational side of the politics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “This is a blessed place, which can only move forward if we stop making the same mistakes. We have to start being very deliberate in our approach to developing our policies, guidelines and how we think about evidence, what’s before us. That’s what our prime minister is doing and that’s why I genuinely support him because he has shown the country a willingness to try something different, to try new methods of inspiring confidence, which has resulted in increased confidence in some areas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Commission ) : “I know that there will be some who will be a little bit upset, but I have a number of agencies that the prime minister has asked me to get in shape. National Water Commission, Rural Water [Supply Limited], National Works Agency (NWA), these agencies get yourself together. There will be no room for mismanagement. There will be no room for these inordinate delays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Our responsibility as a Government is to make sure the people of this country do not suffer one day more than is needed. And so we are doing everything that is possible to make sure that the work is done at cost, in time, for the people of this country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “No. It doesn't have to be that way, because our dams are getting water from the rivers in the east and the desalination could be placed, depending on the size of it, in specific areas. The benefit of the technology as it is now is that it presents opportunities to create small water treatment plants, small or large desalination plants. I am waiting to hear more before I get into specifics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “I have met with one of our international partners looking at the possibility of a pilot programme which will see a particular type of desalination equipment which, they have assured me, relies on much less electricity, because when I did the research on why The Bahamas can use it and why we don't, it's because they have to. So most places that use desalination is not because they choose to, but because they have to, because the electricity cost is so high. So the Government ends up providing a subsidy, otherwise, if you do it here the consumers would see their bills skyrocket by almost 10 times. We can't afford that. So if we are going to use desalination, we are going to have to know how we are doing it, mixing it with renewable energy and ensure that the cost is still affordable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Technology provides opportunities for us to diversify the system. I have met with a team about an exciting technology where they are pulling water from the air, pulling water from the atmosphere, they have the technology. So I have challenged them to present me with this technology in an affordable way, because I am open to solutions that are sustainable and sensible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr told : “I want you to guide me as to what the issues are so I can have a discussion with the agencies,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are alerting our citizens to ensure that they use treated water which is safe for consumption, because there are reports of persons doing [water] trucking from non-viable water sources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We are alerting our citizens to ensure that they use treated water which is safe for consumption, because there are reports of persons doing (water) trucking from non-viable water sources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr admitted : “Over time, our system has become certainly vulnerable because it relies on rain,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Nigel Clarke ) : “Target dates have been set. I know Minister (of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel) Clarke is pushing for them to be done by this year and I would say at latest the early quarter of 2020,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Tom knew when was very young what he wanted to do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr added : “One of the things that captured his imagination was the idea of the rescue,” “The idea that you would go and save people in peril, that was amazing to him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “It is not affected by either the terrain or weather conditions that used to obliterate the satellite, which is evidenced by its usage over the last 12 months. We are using the most robust of the technologies to protect our people here in Jamaica. We are (now) better positioned to confront an uncertain future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We want to also deal with permissible rent, which is severely outdated. I think it is now based on a date from 1980, so we hope to move that forward to within five years of the market value,” “We want to include specific definitions of terms in the Act, treat with notice to quit, where the owner can use his or her intention to sell the property as a valid reason for issuing a notice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Furthermore, the amendments seek to strengthen the enforcement mechanisms by increasing fees and penalties, and so there are also maximum limitations with regards to that, and the discretion of the court which will be utilised for particular circumstances,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have to ensure that we are aligned with the international thrust towards conservation and the part that that plays as the core of the sustainable development drive,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 22, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This includes the supply and installation of additional pumping equipment for the Gutters and Spur Tree relay stations, which includes what is already in progress; the supply and installation of pumping equipment and upgrades to the transmission and distribution network. Those things will impact the Perth housing development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It also includes the upgrade of the Perth tank, including construction of a new pumping station, as well as the supply and installation of transmission mains from the Perth tank to a new tank at Moreland, which will be equipped with a pumping station dedicated to serving the Perth housing development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “It is perhaps everyone’s dream to own their own home. It is my responsibility now to be the one to ensure that I drive the processes of accountability to make sure that we are providing the housing that is necessary to all communities across this country” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 1, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added ( about Andrew Holness ) : “It is clear that this Administration, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is capable and willing to take the bold [and] creative actions required for this country to take control of its future and maximise its potential,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We have had low stable inflation for four years and the lowest inflation rates as an independent country — this is the emergence of a new Jamaica. Domestic interest rates are at levels never seen before,” “The central bank has lowered the policy rate four times this fiscal year, to a record low of 1.5 per cent in February 2019. Interest rates for individuals and businesses have been lowered, which means that many… are now able to access single-digit interest rates from Jamaican-dollar loans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “Mr Wehby is well positioned given his chairmanship of JAMPRO and as a senior private-sector leader. He represents an independent authentic voice who understands the Government of Jamaica agenda,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This is particularly important for us as a small island developing State, given that climate change persistently threatens our development and even our existence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I also call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to increase its efforts to engage with all its members, and this must be done towards a better future for our countries and our people for successive generations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr added : “This is particularly important for us as a small island developing State, given that climate change persistently threatens our development and even our existence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “I also call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to increase its efforts to engage with all its members, and this must be done towards a better future for our countries and our people for successive generations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said : “We heard several of the issues brought to us. We clarified some and explained others and assured them [that] the Government of Jamaica is doing everything it can to continue constructive engagement with the UK Government on both the Windrush and deportation matters,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Charles Jr said ( about Desmond Jaddoo ) : “Any activity that can be seen as deleterious or a breach of human rights, we advised Mr Jaddoo that once that evidence is presented to us, that we will act swiftly and continue to promote the interest of Jamaican citizens at home and abroad,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT



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senator100.00%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
Names Lang Count
Charles JrEN100.00%


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