Andrew Holness

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Andrew Holness asserted ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “In the same way there is concern about illegal drugs on the streets of the rich countries, there must be concern about guns on the streets of developing countries like Jamaica,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “From organised transnational criminal enterprises to street-level gangs, to the misguided youth in the inner city, the availability of guns is driving an ever-increasing homicide rate,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “Without the acknowledgment of vulnerability as a basis for access to finance, SIDS will continue to struggle and will be unable to achieve the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Concerted action to slow down and halt global temperature rise is literally a question of our survival. While we will continue to develop our own resilience and play our part in mitigating climate change, we cannot, by our action alone, change the trajectory," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness told : "Climate Change is an immediate existential threat for small island developing states like Jamaica," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness wrote : “As I moved through the city of London and saw the streets lined with hundreds of ordinary citizens, who queued for many hours, many of whom journeyed from all over the country to pay their respects, it was clear that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, was a profoundly beloved monarch,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “And because we have increased the penalties significantly, the Government of Jamaica, for a very short time, will implement a period of amnesty,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “During the pandemic, we realised that our ability to provide welfare services was hampered by the lack of a system of standardised identification, and you would have experienced that if you wanted to access any of the CARE benefits, you first had to register,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Queen ) : "We join our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth in mourning her passing, and pray for the comfort of the members of her family, and the people of the United Kingdom, as they grieve the loss of their beloved Queen and matriarch," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 9, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I believe it is now time that we take a more deliberate and planned approach to the training of labour for our local market and for countries who require our trained labour,” “There is a raging debate about our labour force being exported or put it another way, our labour force migrating and as I have said before, and I think we all agree, Jamaica is a free society and our labour is free to move into countries that accept them and want them, and our labour [force] must always try to get the best return for their efforts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are just entering into this new phase of growth and development in our society. We’ve never been in this challenge before where we simply cannot find enough people for the jobs that are there,” “It is not because we don’t have the bodies to put into the jobs. The problem is that the human resources that we have are not all trained for the jobs that are available” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "I extend condolences to his family and loved ones," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When you go there, it is a collision of all classes and strata of society, but it is harmonious,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We're going to do the same in Portmore. A massive investment it will be so that the people of Greater Portmore can have this high-quality recreational space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We need more developers like you. It is heartening to see a young man come to the fore, run such a massive project, and did not sacrifice decency and integrity. We need more developers like yourself to come on board, to partner with the Government, to build the 70,000 units that we need,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “And on the second track are the new projects and there are many new projects which we will get done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “They want road; there is no road. They want the Government to put water there, but Government didn’t even know about it, and they want title after spending all this money building on the land,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “So, we will reach the 70,000. We were a bit delayed by COVID. It cost us about two years, but nonetheless, we are still going along,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “And in our land bank, we have various other projects which amount to 7,139 which are at various stages of development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The expansion is a very positive development for our country and will strengthen the self-sufficiency of our national cement industry. It will reduce dependency on cement import, allow for exports if our local demands are not met, and reinforce our ability to serve the growth of the construction sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “We are losing teachers in critical subject areas and in schools with high populations, but generally, there are schools that are underpopulated and there are schools where it may become necessary and it may actually prove advantageous to have relocation from some schools that are underpopulated to schools that need the teachers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is obviously the residual mistrust of government programmes, the suspicion that there is nepotism and favouritism involved in a social programme,” “We know that that is how Jamaicans think and, therefore, we went through great lengths to ensure that the people who are benefiting are genuinely in need. That nobody is saying that the beneficiaries only got it because of who they know,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is no misstep with this one. You will never hear any complaints about improper procurement, any form of corruption, any misdirection of resources or favouritism. We have built in every protection to make sure that the programme is integrous and you can have faith in the programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It's the only way we're going to move forward as one country, solid on a programme of progress and prosperity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There has been a lot of concern about the loss of productivity that this measure is having. We need to get back to normal, but of course, to do so safely. This is not to say that we’re abandoning work-from-home totally; it will be an option, but not a requirement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is unfortunate that somehow it has crept into our culture to devalue entrepreneurship, to devalue the risk-taker and the businessman, and it is quite unfortunate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness argued ( about Tony Hart ) : “Societies are not going to progress without having this special creature called the entrepreneur, the innovator, the risk-taker, the visionary. So we were lucky to have someone like Tony, and can you imagine if we had 100 more Tony’s in our society, how great our society would be?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is infuriating to many of them, and when we talk to them, particularly the millennials, they just want to leave. They want to just go overseas and enjoy the benefits that are existing in other developed countries,” External link

repeatingislands Monday, August 22, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness urged : “So we are appealing to the young people in our country to consider that ‘Project Jamaica’ is not complete, and you have a role, not just to be critical of the incompleteness and failures of ‘Project Jamaica’, but you have a role in making ‘Project Jamaica’ a success,” External link

repeatingislands Monday, August 22, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “You are our patriots! You are the ones that will have to build Jamaica. And many of you will come back to Jamaica if you migrate to build,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 22, 2022 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “we have to be very careful not to allow that feeling to overtake the majority of Jamaicans, as access to housing solutions is such an important part of keeping our society engaged” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Government is contemplating a programme of national clean-up for communities,” “Whenever we say this, people think of the Government paying for clean-up work. There will be some elements of that, but the country can’t be so transactional that I have to pay you to keep your gate clean” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : “The irony, of course, is that the more we devalue our history, we devalue our monuments, we devalue our civil bureaucracy and our administration, it is the less likely they will perform to the standards that you want them to,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 15, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “With the combination of a stronger and more diverse economy, innovation and more empowered populace, good business environment and ecosystem, Jamaica will thrive. There are still challenges but we are on a good course to achieving Vision 2030,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 15, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In a democracy, you need consensus,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In a democracy it's very difficult to make changes unilaterally. In a democracy you need consensus,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We haven't been able to get political consensus. We're attempting to. We have a framework in place, we have CMOC [Crime Monitoring Oversight Committee], but we haven't reached genuine consensus on how to tackle crime,” “I'm hoping that having taken this approach where we have asked an independent body to analyse the data and say to the government, 'Here is what needs to be done'; and to the opposition as well, 'Here is what needs to be done', the political class confronted with this factual set of data, recommendations and conclusions would then have to look at it and come to a reasonable understanding as to what we need to implement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We’re moving on and we intend to attain in short order and fulfil our true ambitions as an independent, developed, and prosperous country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We will take a second look at the ZOSO here to see how best we can expand it given the resources that are here. You will understand, however, that right across Jamaica there are communities in conflict which are calling for the same thing, competing for the same resources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The artefacts are the physical connection to history so much can be told from people who are trained in this field, all kinds of information can be discovered being so close to this,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 8, 2022 9:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : "The government has, especially in the period of our Independence, to assure the nation that our environmental assets must be protected and the process has begun. So, today, later on, I will be making a statement on that," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “This is something that the political class will have to work together on; It is not a simple matter of say 'we are closing down Riverton City',” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Under the Urban Renewal (Tax Relief) Act, the government has a very useful tax incentive programme which is administered by the Urban Development Corporation, UDC, where certain areas of Kingston and St Andrew are zoned for tax relief and other incentives. If private entities pursue developments within those special areas, they would be able to benefit from this incentive programme. Very few, if any, have applied for the relief,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Urban Development Corporation ) : “There is clearly a need for a more coordinated and strategic approach to stimulating and attracting private capital in areas in need of urban renewal. The government will be revisiting the zoned areas under the Tax Incentive Programme for Urban Renewal, with a view to including certain selected areas which are not now covered but aligned and in proximity to government’s capital expenditure to improve infrastructure. The requirements for the programme will be reviewed to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy, and the government will use its powers under the various legislation, where necessary, to acquire parcels of land for the purpose of renewing and developing communities of affordable housing in urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I have seen the effects of illegal sand mining, for example, in the Bernard Lodge area, where huge holes, craters, have been left behind on land which is slated for development,” “Now, those holes are [a] great challenge to our water table in that area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness explained : “We, however, have concluded that for greater protection, ecologically sensitive natural assets should not just be protected by law enforced on private owners, but where the sensitive natural asset is significant, the Government should seek to reclaim those, should seek to own them, which would mean that we will have to engage with owners and buy those properties,” External link

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

Andrew Holness told : “Clearly, the fine is outdated and the risk analysis [and] cost benefit would show that they would have made significant profit from the sand and paid a paltry fine,” External link

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

Andrew Holness insisted : “I am not saying that this is one of them. Just to be clear, the destination and identification of an ecologically sensitive natural asset would be purely scientific and done by experts and not necessarily driven by political or other kinds of forces,” External link

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

Andrew Holness remarked : “We are trying to develop another industry similar to BPO, but it is a distinct industry in terms of logistics. This is a big step in that direction, in creating a new industry that will create for us a new stream of foreign exchange revenues that will make our economy stronger and more robust to withstand shocks, and that’s why this is such a big deal,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “No one can say that the person receiving the house is not deserving of the benefit. The process by which the selection is done is one that is very robust in terms of the social investigation that is done,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “We are looking at the southern end, and it appears to be that we are heading in the southwestern end. I am not saying anymore, I am not saying where, but it seems that all the features coincide in this end of the island,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Almost all of our towns have outgrown them (original infrastructure and planning). So, in our 60th year of Independence, we have to spend time to figure out how we are going to plan out, set up, grow, expand and make them livable, workable and enjoyable,” “This (Black River Day) is a very good start, in that it gets people to take pride in their town; and when I see everybody gathered here like this, it shows a renewal of interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "As we celebrate Emancipation in our 60th year of Independence, we must reflect on what we used our freedom to achieve. Any objective assessment of the 128 years from Emancipation to Independence will conclude that the Jamaicans throughout that period made great strides even though they started with no assets or endowment, particularly in the land. They had no savings or wealth to pass down to generations," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I don’t know, Gwendolyn, what would have possessed that young man that day. I don’t know, but what I do know is that the society in which we live needs serious attention to this issue of the use of violence to resolve conflict,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “There can be no criticisms, no complaints of any inefficiency of any form, misallocation or any form of maladministration or misadventure with funds that are used. It is a very well-run programme, and I am happy to be associated with it. The greatest pride and happiness that I take is to share in the joy of persons receiving [the units],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “We are looking at the southern end and it appears to be that we are heading in the southwestern end. I am not saying anymore, I am not saying where, but it seems that all the features coincide in this end of the island,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Almost all of our towns have outgrown them (original infrastructure and planning). So, in our 60th year of independence, we have to spend time to figure out how we are going to plan out, set up, grow, expand and make them livable, workable and enjoyable,” “This (Black River Day) is a very good start in that it gets people to take pride in their town and when I see everybody gathered here like this, it shows a renewal of interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness agrees : “Building resilience is not optional; it is imperative for our survival,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Sometimes we have to sit and think seriously on the things we need to do to be able to enjoy today and further," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "There are some people who believe that exploiting our natural assets is a form of wealth creation but if it is done improperly it is also a part of destroying our economic assets and wealth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Clearly, the fine is outdated and the risk analysis of cost benefit would show that they would have made significant profit from the sand and paid a paltry fine," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Opposition is free to talk and make suggestions, and if the suggestions make sense, we will look at them. We have been studying it, and for every reduction in taxation, there is a cost that is going to be borne by somebody else in society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is the intention of Government obviously to lead the way in converting many of our fleets to electric and certainly, if you were to do that to JUTC, that there would be immediate significant savings and I am not going to go too much into that ... I see everybody smiling because you know that some of the things that we are losing, we won’t be losing it any more,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “So it’s not our intention to have downtown Kingston being just a shell of a building where visitors come. Downtown Kingston must be returned to what it was, the centre of lifestyle, the centre of fashion and the centre of music. That means you have to bring the people downtown,” “So I want to give my assurance to [those] considering to invest in downtown that now is the time to do it” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “I gather there was a fire at Riverton City which was brought under control very quickly, but in our 60th year (of Independence) we will be able to say that it is our intention to decommission the Riverton City dump, and you are going to be hearing more about that,” “You are also going to hear about the divestment of the collection of garbage, which will mean you will now be bringing in private sector know-how and private sector management to collect garbage. The NSWMA will, therefore, focus on its real role, which is that of regulator,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We cannot be celebrating our 60th anniversary and the country is not clean, so resources have been made available to MPs at the parish level and to the NSWMA. It is absolutely important that the clean-up projects be visible and be meaningful,” “I want every constituency to find those areas, those illegal dumps, those places where people make it a custom to throw their garbage, those open lots that are overgrown and filled with solid waste, and get the trucks in, get your tractors and backhoes in, get your workers out and clean up the place for Independence” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We have bought and brought in new trucks, but it was just not enough, and last year we should have brought in another set, 100 trucks, but the resources that were dedicated to that had to be diverted into the pandemic management. To take the funds and put it into the management of COVID-19 meant that the 100 trucks we had on order, we just couldn’t do it (complete the purchase),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “This year we have 50 trucks coming, they are on order, and hopefully you will start to see some coming in before the year is out, and that will help in the collection of waste,” “We are now in the final stages of developing a new framework for waste management in Jamaica which will see the introduction of waste-to-energy, meaning we are now going to be able, once this is implemented, to convert the waste that we see into electricity, and in the coming weeks we will be speaking about how we are going to treat with that” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I am asking our schools, especially those who feel that because of the impact of the pandemic and inflation, that they may see a fall-off in their budget and may be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to try to recover this by putting in place exclusionary measures, such as children going back to school in September being told you cannot come to school because your parents didn’t pay the school fee’. That should not, and will not, be allowed to happen. I am saying to us as a country, now is not the time for that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The policy is that no child should be turned away from school because of any obligatory fees; and we say to parents who can afford to pay that they should be willing and they should be very eager to make their contribution to the school. There may be some parents, who I consider those parents to be mean-spirited, that because the Government says no child should be turned away, they say, ‘Cho, mi nuh have to pay, gwaan a school.’ I’m saying to those parents, don’t be mean-spirited; still make your contribution to the school,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We will be assisting parents as much as possible with book vouchers and other forms of assistance. Regarding the tablet programme, I think we have to now ensure that the members of parliament that have not yet worked out their tablets in terms of having them procured and delivered, that that is done in time for September,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We have bought and brought in new trucks, but it was just not enough, and last year we should have brought in another set, 100 trucks, but the resources that were dedicated to that had to be diverted into the pandemic management. To take the funds and put it into the management of COVID-19 meant that the 100 trucks we had on order, we just couldn't do it (complete the purchase),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We cannot be celebrating our 60th anniversary and the country is not clean, so resources have been made available to MPs at the parish level and to the NSWMA. It is absolutely important that the clean-up projects be visible and be meaningful,” “I want every constituency to find those areas, those illegal dumps, those places where people make it a custom to throw their garbage, those open lots that are overgrown and filled with solid waste, and get the trucks in, get your tractors and backhoes in, get your workers out and clean up the place for Independence” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “I gather there was a fire at Riverton City which was brought under control very quickly, but in our 60th year (of Independence) we will be able to say that it is our intention to decommission the Riverton City dump, and you are going to be hearing more about that,” “You are also going to hear about the divestment of the collection of garbage, which will mean we will now be bringing in private sector know-how and private sector management to collect garbage. The NSWMA will therefore focus on its real role, which is that of regulator” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have done drainage [works] in Montego Bay before and the place is still flooding. To truly control flooding, you have to do a study of the entire area, and you have to understand your current road network, the levels, and how they integrate with each other to carry water off the road and away from critical boundaries and urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have created a parallel structure with China Harbour and HEART/NSTA to ensure that the labour used on this project is 90 per cent local for unskilled or general works. And this is a training component because they will not only be supervised and that’s it. They will be certified so that after this project, they can move on to larger and more technical projects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I understand there are many demands on you as young people but I want you to remember that you are not only living for today, you are also living for tomorrow. So you have to put aside some of what you've earned today in order to be able to enjoy tomorrow,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The mortgage bank prides itself on empowering ordinary men and women in becoming skilled developers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 8, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

neimagazine Friday, July 8, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting-edge care at a fraction of the cost," External link

world-nuclear-news Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean – patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 4, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

iaea Monday, July 4, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I am not going to allow it to get any worse than it is now, and we have decided to do is to fast-track our anti-violence programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “This is why we should undertake a major push to educate and train a greater number of Jamaicans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 1, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : "We took a sovereign decision to put forward our candidature that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to leadership of the Secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness wrote ( about Johnson Smith ) : “Admittedly, several members of the Cabinet of Jamaica have mixed feelings and are relieved that Senator Johnson-Smith remains Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,” “Jamaica continues to believe in the Commonwealth, its diversity and its potential to deliver for its people,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Johnson Smith ) : “Jamaica remains deeply proud of Minister Johnson Smith and we are happy to have put forward such a strong credible and competent candidate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Many in our societies are not digital natives, nor are they digitally literate. For the developing world, too many of our people are only consumers of ICT technology and not creators and are also not leveraging technology to create greater economic value,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “The entire country is today feeling immense pain following these bloodcurdling murders, which show extreme contempt for the sanctity of life, and is especially devastated that young, innocent children were viciously cut down,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “The technology exists to build a house like this in a week,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “I am here to celebrate with the community the return of full production, the return of the industry in full force so that the people around can benefit,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We always welcome the court's clarification because it makes it easier for us to define policy. So, we welcome the guidance of the court," "But we also recognise the threats that exist to the democracy that we have now are quite different from when the Constitution was concerned. It is a different time. The Constitution was conceived when the threat actors were easily identified. They were sometimes extra territorial. They were states themselves," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 17, 2022 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We can't respond because every move we make there is some legal argument or some political argument being made about the preservation of rights. The rights of who? It is never a debate about the rights of the victims," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Justice must be blind, but it cannot be deaf. It has to hear the cries of the victims," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We cannot allow an emergency or a disaster to change the liberal nature of our democracy. There is no greater democrat than myself but disorder will lead to anarchy. And where we are now with the average person in Jamaica, is that if they can't get law, they will settle for order. So, those who believe that their very eloquent pronouncements about rights are finding favour with the masses of the people, what they are doing is increasingly alienating the people from the system of justice and law enforcement" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Just last week at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, I met with most of the world leaders of this hemisphere, and heard from the Inter-American Development Bank how nearshoring and friendly shoring will attract more than US$78 billion of new investments and exports, which will create more than four million direct jobs. Needless to say, Jamaica is actively positioning itself to take advantage of this new wave of investment projected for the region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Undoubtedly, UNCTAD’s initiative to declare free zones as the most powerful tool that countries have for post-COVID-19 economic recovery has a powerful ally in Jamaica. We have a robust and well-established regulatory and fiscal regime for SEZs, and we have a track record of large public-private partnerships,” “We were having an interesting conversation yesterday (Monday) with Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni (chairman of the World Free Zones Organisation), and he said when you are setting goals, they must be aspirational and ambitious, but they must also be realistic, and he gave the example of a man in the middle of the sea who was 1,000 kilometres away from land but you know, if the man did not swim, he would have died, and it is better to die trying. So, Jamaica is going to swim that 1,000 kilometres to the nearest shore,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is a natural thrust toward free zones, and free zones are critical to the future growth of the world economy. This is the time for free zones to work together to leverage these conditions, and Jamaica is actively positioning itself to take advantage of this new wave of investment projected for the region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, the conflict in Europe, and geopolitical tensions elsewhere are challenging the world order. As we know, companies and governments are recognising the risks and challenges associated with not-distant supply chains and are exploring nearshoring and reshoring,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Free Zone ) : “Free zones have seen tremendous growth over the last 50 years and have become an integral part of global supply and value chains. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, free zones are responsible for approximately 20 per cent of global trade in goods, and according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, approximately 90 per cent of SEZs are located in developing countries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "When another country says 'I don't want your artistes in my country', it's an embarrassment," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness remarked : “The region needs a thoughtful and coordinated approach in facilitating massive investments in human capital development, while at the same time pursuing near-shore policies to bring jobs to workers in their home countries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are improving the systems contractors are moving faster. They are doing two- and three-bedroom houses in four to six weeks. That’s good that’s saving time, and it can be still faster. People are getting the houses faster, [as] the turnaround is much greater,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 10, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Going forward, a stronger approach [is needed] in terms of having a plan to ensure the resilience of the industry from a human resource management point of view, from a public health point of view and, indeed, to treat with any other form of crisis that may emerge” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 10, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness responded : “You don’t get your title yet? All now? All right, say no more, but some of you may have” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The record of transaction is not just a mere leisure that you keep and the accounting standards and systems that you follow, but it is also a leisure of trust, because each transaction is based on trust, and the first element of trust in a transaction is that you know who you are transacting with,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In Jamaica, we go to the shop and we say, ‘Trust me!’ You take it for granted when we say it. In other words, we use ‘trust’ as the substitute word for ‘credit’ and that credit takes place because the shopkeeper, in essence, is a community person and he knows who is saying ‘trust me’; and because there is this local knowledge, credit is offered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness pointed out : “One of the conclusions was that the NHT was misdirected in its policy emphasis and, essentially, by virtue of the persons who are benefiting through the trust, it [would appear] that persons of greater means, of higher incomes, are getting greater access to housing than the poor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When the pandemic hit, we transferred money to people [and] over $300 million was uncollected, just because people were not able to verify their identification. They had wrong TRN (taxpayer registration number), wrong bank account number $300 million. So even today there are people still trying to resolve their identity in order to collect the funds,” “Even with the SET (Supporting Employees with the Transfer of Cash, SET Cash) programme, which was for employed persons, who would had some establishment of identity, several thousands of them weren’t able to collect because of wrong TRN number, wrong this number, wrong that number. So what we’re trying to do is to sort all of that out by establishing the NIDS” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We intend to fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 3, 2022 5:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We intend to fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 3, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We don’t have that skill readily in Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 3, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Turo Ziadie was committed to the democratic process and the development of Jamaica at large. Turo Ziadie was a long-standing member of the Jamaica Labour Party, who offered his services generously without hesitation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 3, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The contracts have been tendered and, hopefully, that process can be completed quickly so that we can start the development for Rasta City,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 30, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Kingston Western ) : “Above everything else, what he wanted was a community of peace. He wanted the people of West Kingston to be able to live in peace; the struggle continues to bring peace to West Kingston. I am confident [and] optimistic that one day [this will happen],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 30, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The provision of medical treatment is particularly important as studies have shown that homeless populations in general are six times more likely than housed populations to become ill or infected with diseases. It is anticipated that this facility will set an example of service excellence with regard to the improved care offerings to the poor and vulnerable,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If I were of the view that the minister was not deserving of it and it came to my attention before it was approved, I would’ve stopped it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “Government’s revenues can only come mainly from your taxes. So, if you destroy things that [the] Government provides, you are destroying your taxes. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t pay tax, but maybe your parents did, certainly your teacher would,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 27, 2022 11:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Belize's support for Minister Johnson Smith's candidature is deeply appreciated and confirms that she has been a strong, consistent and effective voice within CARICOM and in international fora, characteristics she will bring to the post of Commonwealth Secretary General” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 27, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We need to get over that and ensure that we protect the English language in our country as discrete from our Jamaican language, which we must speak as we will and as we want. But, get over this nonsense that one is going to block you from access in the society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We recognise that HEART has to be a seamless entity that takes a person, even if they are illiterate, and bring them up to the level of literacy where they can gain knowledge and then from knowledge to skills. In parallel with knowledge and skills, we build attitude,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness affirmed : “This house can be built in a day, believe it or not. We have seen other societies deploy their technical expertise to build hospitals in the pandemic in days; this little (structure), not even 200 square foot, this can be done in a day,” “There are technologies and procedures and systems that exist that can do this in a day, but we have a psychology, a thing in our culture, that if it don’t take long enough its done properly,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “This one took four weeks, still too long to build that little something; it can be done far more speedily and efficiently,” External link

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

Andrew Holness noted ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “We have to find a good location in Kingston where we can truly put a Nelson Mandela Park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We need to develop our contractor corps in the country. We just don’t have enough good and technically capable and competent contractors for the number of projects that are going on. It’s just the case,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Work is going on, but it has to be properly managed, so we want to have a contractor corps who embrace technology, embrace best practices, they are performance-oriented, and they have a modern outlook,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We know that our continued economic recovery is dependent on our people, and we are committed to preserving the hard-won rights and liberties of the Jamaican worker to include proper wages and working conditions,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted : "So we are not into this business of using the NHT in such a way that it would place its balance sheet at risk," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "There are issues here, which as you know, are unresolved, but your presence gives us an opportunity for those issues to be placed in context, to be out front and centre and to be addressed as best we can. " External link

express Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Government considered very carefully all the implications around the increases in prices of fuel, and we considered the impact on households, transportation, and electricity. The Government also has to consider the fiscal stability of the country, all the demands that are being made on our Budget, and certainly we have had two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which basically redirected significant resources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “The Opposition is free to talk and make suggestions, and if the suggestions make sense, we will look at them. We have been studying it, and for every reduction in taxation, there is a cost that is going to be borne by somebody else in society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have put forward a plan which is starting to come into effect with assisting the most vulnerable and needy with electricity. I think not much is said about it, but it is starting to be effective now, and I happen to know that people are very grateful for the support and they do understand the constraints of Government and appreciate what the Government has done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We cannot go back to the days of just being profligate and acting without considering all the factors in a decision,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is going to be a requirement shortly for all our citizens to return to wearing their masks. As you know, we are in the fifth wave [of the pandemic], and it will be a continuing feature of life going forward that we will, for some time, be experiencing recurrent bouts of increased infections from this disease, which is called the endemic phase,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "It is going to be a requirement shortly for all of our citizens to wear their masks. After two years, everyone should know how to behave in order to protect themselves from the virus," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 20, 2022 11:33:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have been speaking with the World Bank and the IFC (International Finance Corporation) about developing a project for the urban renewal of downtown Kingston and we are very serious about that. We believe that it can be a major catalyst for economic growth in this area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For the impact to be continuous, we will have to do approximately 20 kilometres from the west going past the cement factory and going as close as possible to the round-about at the Palisadoes in order to create a fully protected coastline for downtown Kingston,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Now, we’re going to have to figure out what we have lost for these two days of disruption. So, I want to quickly do a study for the Cabinet so that we can be prepared, we can understand what would be the impact of an industrial shock to the economy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “This is not a shock that we need,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Let me make it clear to whichever intelligence is operating behind criminality that the Government of Jamaica will not pull down the zone of special operations in Denham Town to give space to criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We must not make shocks for ourselves and we must not bring crises on ourselves. We are committed to the principles of industrial negotiations and we believe they must work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The posture of this Government is to take on challenges in a respectful way. The power of the Government lies in the people, and when the people act reasonably, everyone benefits,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Bay Today ) : “I could not come to Montego Bay and not acknowledge the gridlock that exists here, especially when it rains; traffic just cannot move. This is a consequence of the growth of Montego Bay . We may have to look at expanding the city and expanding how we provide mass transport,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Bay Today ) : “We are doing a comprehensive programme, including drainage, which we are seeing now is critical, because it appears that you now have a two-year cycle of heavy rainfall which falls suddenly. It can only be resolved by putting in place drains that are properly designed to take water off the main roads that are in the Montego Bay area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The infrastructure of emergency response needs critical investment because our citizens, by virtue of their own actions, are creating shocks to our system, and that is just the reality. It is careless acts that impose on all Jamaicans a cost in taxpayers’ money, but we will have to make these kinds of investments to be able to send an ambulance to pick you up and carry you to the hospital for the doctors to be able to treat you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Let us just work as one country with one vision instead of ripping our society apart unnecessarily,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 13, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is your work that keeps the planes coming in, it is your work that keeps the water flowing, it is your work that keeps the students in schools, that grows the economy, that gives the revenues which we are now discussing how those revenues should be shared. Make the connection. And I'm talking now to all Jamaicans, let us just work as one country with one vision instead of ripping our society apart unnecessarily,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:32:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Get back to manning our water stations and returning water, this essential commodity, to our citizens, our business, to our schools, hospitals and all our endeavours," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We are getting better at bringing to market houses that are affordable for persons with low income, and we need more contractors who are willing to put in place the management processes to deliver these homes in a shorter period of time, which, inevitably, means at a lower cost,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is the fastest-growing employment creation endeavour in Jamaica, and regardless of the complaints, it is putting income in the pockets of over 52,000 Jamaicans. It is creating a basis and a ladder for progress, promotion, and prosperity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 9, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If we are going to rapidly build our economy, we need to create the infrastructure, the regulatory environment, and the safety and security that our own people can get employed, earn their living, fulfil themselves, and others can come,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 9, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When the business process is natively digital, meaning that it starts digital, there is usually the assignment of a unique ID. We are doing that unique identity now with the NIDS, so every record that is generated which creates what we call a civil event - a birth, death, wedding, change of names - those events can be uniquely identified to the individual that created them by virtue of the NIDS,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “We want to bring the diaspora here for business. We want our Jamaicans to see Jamaica as a destination for business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness asserted : “Let me make it clear to whichever intelligence is operating behind criminality that the Government of Jamaica will not pull down the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town to give space to criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is right that as we celebrate 60-years we take stock of ourselves as to how we have administered our affairs and to assess our stewardship,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “A part of that recommitment must be how can we build our homeland. Your remittances have been good. Your philanthropy has been good but your investment could be better,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Whether we are on the island or spread out all over the world we are going to commit to make Jamaica the greatest country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Johnson Smith ) : “The Government of Jamaica has every confidence in Minister Johnson Smith's abilities to build bridges and consensus, bringing governments and peoples to a common understanding. Her qualifications for the post of secretary-general, including her high moral character, diplomatic and political acumen, proven competence, and commitment to the work of the Commonwealth make her an excellent candidate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 29, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness sagte : „Als kleiner Inselentwicklungsstaat ist das 1,5-Grad-Ziel des Pariser Abkommens kein abstraktes Ziel, sondern eine Frage des Überlebens" „Deshalb ist die Entwicklung und der Start der Finanzstrategie der NDC-Partnerschaft so wichtig und zeitgemäß" External link

prnewswire Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness disse : "Como uma pequena ilha em desenvolvimento declarou, o objetivo de 1,5 grau do Acordo de Paris não é um alvo abstrato, mas uma questão de sobrevivência" "É por isso que o desenvolvimento e o lançamento da estratégia financeira da NDC Partnership são tão importantes e oportunos" External link

prnewswire Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness afirmó : "Como pequeño Estado insular en desarrollo, el objetivo de 1,5 grados del Acuerdo de París no es un objetivo abstracto sino una cuestión de supervivencia" "Es por eso que el desarrollo y el lanzamiento de la estrategia financiera de la Alianza NDC con tan importantes y oportunos" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness indicó : "Como pequeño estado insular en desarrollo, el objetivo de 1,5 grados del Acuerdo de París no es un objetivo abstracto sino una cuestión de supervivencia" "Por esto el desarrollo y lanzamiento de la estrategia financiera de NDC Partnership es tan importante y oportuno" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Strategy ) : "As a small island developing state, the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement is not an abstract target but a matter of survival," "That is why the development and launch of the NDC Partnership's Finance Strategy is so important and timely" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Strategy ) : "As a small island developing state, the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement is not an abstract target but a matter of survival," "That is why the development and launch of the NDC Partnership's Finance Strategy is so important and timely" External link

finanznachrichten-en Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If ever anyone questions your ability to lead because you are a youth, look no further than 1st Timothy 4 verse 12, which says let no one despise you for your youth. But set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith and purity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We want new ways of thinking, a broader more global world view and outlook. I want you to have a different perspective on yourself as who you are as a Jamaican in the global community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We never escape our history, and our history has not always been kind to the generations. But as the generations progress and we emerge as new leaders, we must ensure that we don’t make the mistakes of the past, that we don’t dispossess our people of their natural assets, and that as we pursue economic development, which we oftentimes conceptualise in buildings and roads, that we do not deprive the people of the use of their natural assets,” External link

jamaica-star Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “For Jamaica, music is such an important part of our culture, more than that, it’s now a part of our identity, and so we need to embrace it, take greater ownership of it and help to increase the intrinsic value of it, but at the same time, try to monetise it so that it can genuinely, truly reflect as part of our national output,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For Jamaica, music is such an important part of our culture, more than that, it’s now a part of our identity, and so we need to embrace it, take greater ownership of it and help to increase the intrinsic value of it, but at the same time, try to monetise it so that it can genuinely, truly reflect as part of our national output,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness warned : “The criminals are not your friends. They are only going to pillage your communities and rape your daughters, and then you can’t say nothing about it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted : “The way in which the public interacts with the police in Jamaica has to change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there, literally, recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is one piece of legislation that we have had to think carefully on as to how we bring this in, and it is the new enhanced security measures legislation. That needs to integrate much more in terms of how we treat with our youths in crime because, the truth be told, the perpetrators of crime in Jamaica, by and large, are young men 16-24. And the victims of crime in Jamaica, by and large, are young men 16-24. So, there is an emergency in a particular demographic of our society for which we need to supply new legislative measures to address,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In as much as the crime is driven by economic consideration, the truth is, it is more driven by social considerations — how they have been socialised and how they have been cultured — that is the real issue,” “We are not going to change the trajectory of the society without taking this kind of action to radically shake up the system to bring those young men, in particular, who went to school and achieved nothing [and] will never achieve anything in their lives other than to brag about notches on their pistols and the number of children they have but didn't father,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “But it is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there literally recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “But it is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there literally recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We want to get the person who is hiding the guns, keeping them in the areas where they believe the police are not going to go. We want to get the policemen who are tipping people off,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “A lot of them believe that we don't know. We know because we have improved our intelligence gathering and we are going to get them. But we don't want to get them and don't have evidence because, as you would be seeing, we are taking everyone to the courts, to the justice system. We are bringing evidence and these cases have to be airtight, they have to be strong, so, it takes time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are not going to correct this problem in one year or two years; it is going to take time and a concerted effort. And it is not as if we have all hands on deck or a national consensus; it would be much easier if we have a national consensus but the political divide creates a space in which criminals can flourish and plan their activities. We want to have a consensus and go hard on criminals and use all the tools, including the SOEs (states of public emergency), available so that we can truly bring down the crime problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Our objective is to be able to do somewhere in the region of about 1,000 social housing units per year. I think we can do that. I think that is well within our reach,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We believe that if it didn’t take long, it wasn’t done correctly, not realising that the world has moved on to doing business at the speed of thought. You think about it and you get it done,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There are those who would just simply not be able to afford a home, period. They might be working but their income is taken up with sending their children to school and, just because of buying food, the cost of living has gone up because food prices and energy prices have gone up. So, people don’t have that residual income that could be put aside for mortgage or a downpayment,” “We understand that but it doesn’t mean that we should leave people in a deplorable state of habitation,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Too many illegal guns are coming through our legal ports,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “That’s not who we really want. We want to get the customs officer that is facilitating the guns coming through the port,” “We want to get the man that works in the bank that is allowing the currency to be transferred either into the country or out of the country. We want to get the policemen who are tipping people off,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “You know, in today’s world, we can do this much faster, so I would urge you to see how we can speed it up, move it along,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We couldn't afford it. That is just not possible with the budget and all the other things. The value of the property is high. So there is the option of getting a piece of the property or a small area to relocate,” “The real issue now is whether or not the persons who are present on the land would be willing to relocate” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “So there has to be a proper, regulated, well-thought-out process of settlement, and that is what this Government is doing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The solution to the issue of land settlement is not going to be the violation of property rights. Property rights protect all of us because even if you were to acquire your property through adverse means, you are also going to want the protection of the court from others who would want to acquire your land by adverse means,” “I have to be very clear, this Government will never allow property rights to be compromised,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I have asked the Sugar Company of Jamaica, the National Land Agency and other agencies that have land in the area to give me a full profile of the lands that are there and we are going to develop them for housing,” “Don’t bother moving on to any lands, let me tell you from now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report published just this week confirms now is the time to deliver on that promise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For instance, with grant support from development partners, Jamaica became the first small island developing state in the world to independently sponsor a catastrophe bond, which will provide financial protection against losses from hurricanes. Also, with GCF (Green Climate Fund) support, we have launched a green bond project with our stock exchange towards mobilising domestic and regional capital to finance resilient infrastructure projects,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness argued : "The opposition to the use of emergency powers is a denial of the reality that we have an emergency in the country. It cannot be that we consider normal over 1,000 murders yearly. It cannot be considered normal that Jamaica is in the top five countries for homicide rate. We cannot consider it normal that young men can take a car, drive furtively along a road, roll down their windows and spray a street corner of innocent civilians," "They may be caught and then they may get bail and then they are back at it again," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "I do hope that a wise position will prevail on the use of the emergency powers. It is an important tool to give communities at war a sense of peace," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 8, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When we used the emergency powers in the parish of Westmoreland, it worked. We cannot deny the history of the use of emergency powers. If any government should fear the use of emergency powers, it should be this government. And when we decided to use it as a strategy, we didn't just immediately implement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 8, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “On the strength of that feedback, and more importantly, my personal knowledge of the minister's unwavering commitment to public service in the interest of global development, we took a sovereign decision to put forward a candidate that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to the leadership of the secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In examining the landscape, Jamaica took a sovereign decision,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is absolutely no correlation between Minister Johnson Smith’s candidacy and the state visit of President Kagame,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Jamaica took the view at that time that whatever the issues that gave impetus to members seeking alternative candidates, the first order of response would be to resolve, with dialogue, to avoid disruption,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness noted : “It is quite possible that others could emerge,” “We can conclude that the first term of the incumbent has left room for challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : “On the strength of that feedback, and more importantly, my personal knowledge of the minister's unwavering commitment to public service in the interest of global development, we took a sovereign decision to put forward a candidate that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to the leadership of the secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “It is never Jamaica's intention to seek to divide our Caricom family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Jamaica will conduct a dignified campaign,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness disse ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Há relatos de uma actividade relacionada com Usain Bolt. Todos esses assuntos estão a ser investigados a fundo e a Polícia fará um relatório num futuro próximo” External link

jornaldeangola Friday, August 28, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness disse ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Há relatos de uma atividade relacionada a Usain Bolt" External link

em Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness anunció : “La ONU y sus Estados miembros lanzaron hoy una** alianza con actores clave**, incluidos el sector privado y la sociedad civil. Nuestro propósito es facilitar un proceso que dé lugar a soluciones concretas a la emergencia en curso” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 29, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness indiqué : "La Jamaïque estime qu'un système multilatéral basé sur les règles est nécessaire à notre développement économique" External link

french-news Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness indiqué : "La Jamaïque estime qu'un système multilatéral basé sur les règles est nécessaire à notre développement économique" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness déclaré : “Des gens vont peut être résister et nous demandons à nos citoyens d’obtempérer. C’est dans leur propre intérêt car cela économisera des ressources qui seront précieuses durant la période d’urgence, quand ce sera plus difficile de réagir” External link

euronews-fr Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:03:00 AM EAT



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Desmond McKenzie said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “Since 2016, the Government, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has spent quite a lot on markets across the country,” “We built a brand-new market in Port Maria at a cost of over $60 million. We built a brand-new market in Falmouth in Trelawny. This market in Hopewell was not renovated, but instead, we built an entirely new market for the vendors and the residents,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “This Government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness recognises that vending in our markets plays a critical role in the development of the country and quite a large number of Jamaicans, especially in rural Jamaica, depend on the market for their survival,” “So, the opening of this market is a clear indication of the commitment of the Government,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The Government of which I’m a part, led by the Most Honourable Andrew. Holness has always taken the position that milestone commemorations. should be more than celebratory activities but that celebrations, such as. Jamaica 60, must include projects that will benefit our country for. generations to come. In this regard, we must seek opportunities to. improve our infrastructure and build new infrastructure all with the aim. of making a better life for all the people of Jamaica” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie explained ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are putting in water in communities through Rural Water. Rural Electrification is now coming in to provide wiring for various communities. So, the Andrew Holness-led Administration is doing a slew of things here in Westmoreland. I can only say to the people in Westmoreland that we can't do it overnight. It's going to take us some time, but at least we have started,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie explained ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are putting in water in communities through Rural Water. Rural Electrification is now coming in to provide wiring for various communities. So, the Andrew Holness-led Administration is doing a slew of things here in Westmoreland. I can only say to the people in Westmoreland that we can't do it overnight. It's going to take us some time, but at least we have started,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

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Andrew Holness asserted ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “In the same way there is concern about illegal drugs on the streets of the rich countries, there must be concern about guns on the streets of developing countries like Jamaica,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “From organised transnational criminal enterprises to street-level gangs, to the misguided youth in the inner city, the availability of guns is driving an ever-increasing homicide rate,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “Without the acknowledgment of vulnerability as a basis for access to finance, SIDS will continue to struggle and will be unable to achieve the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Concerted action to slow down and halt global temperature rise is literally a question of our survival. While we will continue to develop our own resilience and play our part in mitigating climate change, we cannot, by our action alone, change the trajectory," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness told : "Climate Change is an immediate existential threat for small island developing states like Jamaica," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness wrote : “As I moved through the city of London and saw the streets lined with hundreds of ordinary citizens, who queued for many hours, many of whom journeyed from all over the country to pay their respects, it was clear that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, was a profoundly beloved monarch,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “And because we have increased the penalties significantly, the Government of Jamaica, for a very short time, will implement a period of amnesty,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “During the pandemic, we realised that our ability to provide welfare services was hampered by the lack of a system of standardised identification, and you would have experienced that if you wanted to access any of the CARE benefits, you first had to register,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Queen ) : "We join our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth in mourning her passing, and pray for the comfort of the members of her family, and the people of the United Kingdom, as they grieve the loss of their beloved Queen and matriarch," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 9, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I believe it is now time that we take a more deliberate and planned approach to the training of labour for our local market and for countries who require our trained labour,” “There is a raging debate about our labour force being exported or put it another way, our labour force migrating and as I have said before, and I think we all agree, Jamaica is a free society and our labour is free to move into countries that accept them and want them, and our labour [force] must always try to get the best return for their efforts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are just entering into this new phase of growth and development in our society. We’ve never been in this challenge before where we simply cannot find enough people for the jobs that are there,” “It is not because we don’t have the bodies to put into the jobs. The problem is that the human resources that we have are not all trained for the jobs that are available” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "I extend condolences to his family and loved ones," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When you go there, it is a collision of all classes and strata of society, but it is harmonious,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We're going to do the same in Portmore. A massive investment it will be so that the people of Greater Portmore can have this high-quality recreational space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We need more developers like you. It is heartening to see a young man come to the fore, run such a massive project, and did not sacrifice decency and integrity. We need more developers like yourself to come on board, to partner with the Government, to build the 70,000 units that we need,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “And on the second track are the new projects and there are many new projects which we will get done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “They want road; there is no road. They want the Government to put water there, but Government didn’t even know about it, and they want title after spending all this money building on the land,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “So, we will reach the 70,000. We were a bit delayed by COVID. It cost us about two years, but nonetheless, we are still going along,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “And in our land bank, we have various other projects which amount to 7,139 which are at various stages of development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The expansion is a very positive development for our country and will strengthen the self-sufficiency of our national cement industry. It will reduce dependency on cement import, allow for exports if our local demands are not met, and reinforce our ability to serve the growth of the construction sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “We are losing teachers in critical subject areas and in schools with high populations, but generally, there are schools that are underpopulated and there are schools where it may become necessary and it may actually prove advantageous to have relocation from some schools that are underpopulated to schools that need the teachers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is obviously the residual mistrust of government programmes, the suspicion that there is nepotism and favouritism involved in a social programme,” “We know that that is how Jamaicans think and, therefore, we went through great lengths to ensure that the people who are benefiting are genuinely in need. That nobody is saying that the beneficiaries only got it because of who they know,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is no misstep with this one. You will never hear any complaints about improper procurement, any form of corruption, any misdirection of resources or favouritism. We have built in every protection to make sure that the programme is integrous and you can have faith in the programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It's the only way we're going to move forward as one country, solid on a programme of progress and prosperity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There has been a lot of concern about the loss of productivity that this measure is having. We need to get back to normal, but of course, to do so safely. This is not to say that we’re abandoning work-from-home totally; it will be an option, but not a requirement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is unfortunate that somehow it has crept into our culture to devalue entrepreneurship, to devalue the risk-taker and the businessman, and it is quite unfortunate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness argued ( about Tony Hart ) : “Societies are not going to progress without having this special creature called the entrepreneur, the innovator, the risk-taker, the visionary. So we were lucky to have someone like Tony, and can you imagine if we had 100 more Tony’s in our society, how great our society would be?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is infuriating to many of them, and when we talk to them, particularly the millennials, they just want to leave. They want to just go overseas and enjoy the benefits that are existing in other developed countries,” External link

repeatingislands Monday, August 22, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness urged : “So we are appealing to the young people in our country to consider that ‘Project Jamaica’ is not complete, and you have a role, not just to be critical of the incompleteness and failures of ‘Project Jamaica’, but you have a role in making ‘Project Jamaica’ a success,” External link

repeatingislands Monday, August 22, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “You are our patriots! You are the ones that will have to build Jamaica. And many of you will come back to Jamaica if you migrate to build,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 22, 2022 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “we have to be very careful not to allow that feeling to overtake the majority of Jamaicans, as access to housing solutions is such an important part of keeping our society engaged” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Government is contemplating a programme of national clean-up for communities,” “Whenever we say this, people think of the Government paying for clean-up work. There will be some elements of that, but the country can’t be so transactional that I have to pay you to keep your gate clean” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : “The irony, of course, is that the more we devalue our history, we devalue our monuments, we devalue our civil bureaucracy and our administration, it is the less likely they will perform to the standards that you want them to,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 15, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “With the combination of a stronger and more diverse economy, innovation and more empowered populace, good business environment and ecosystem, Jamaica will thrive. There are still challenges but we are on a good course to achieving Vision 2030,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 15, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In a democracy, you need consensus,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In a democracy it's very difficult to make changes unilaterally. In a democracy you need consensus,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We haven't been able to get political consensus. We're attempting to. We have a framework in place, we have CMOC [Crime Monitoring Oversight Committee], but we haven't reached genuine consensus on how to tackle crime,” “I'm hoping that having taken this approach where we have asked an independent body to analyse the data and say to the government, 'Here is what needs to be done'; and to the opposition as well, 'Here is what needs to be done', the political class confronted with this factual set of data, recommendations and conclusions would then have to look at it and come to a reasonable understanding as to what we need to implement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We’re moving on and we intend to attain in short order and fulfil our true ambitions as an independent, developed, and prosperous country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We will take a second look at the ZOSO here to see how best we can expand it given the resources that are here. You will understand, however, that right across Jamaica there are communities in conflict which are calling for the same thing, competing for the same resources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The artefacts are the physical connection to history so much can be told from people who are trained in this field, all kinds of information can be discovered being so close to this,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 8, 2022 9:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : "The government has, especially in the period of our Independence, to assure the nation that our environmental assets must be protected and the process has begun. So, today, later on, I will be making a statement on that," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “This is something that the political class will have to work together on; It is not a simple matter of say 'we are closing down Riverton City',” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Under the Urban Renewal (Tax Relief) Act, the government has a very useful tax incentive programme which is administered by the Urban Development Corporation, UDC, where certain areas of Kingston and St Andrew are zoned for tax relief and other incentives. If private entities pursue developments within those special areas, they would be able to benefit from this incentive programme. Very few, if any, have applied for the relief,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Urban Development Corporation ) : “There is clearly a need for a more coordinated and strategic approach to stimulating and attracting private capital in areas in need of urban renewal. The government will be revisiting the zoned areas under the Tax Incentive Programme for Urban Renewal, with a view to including certain selected areas which are not now covered but aligned and in proximity to government’s capital expenditure to improve infrastructure. The requirements for the programme will be reviewed to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy, and the government will use its powers under the various legislation, where necessary, to acquire parcels of land for the purpose of renewing and developing communities of affordable housing in urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I have seen the effects of illegal sand mining, for example, in the Bernard Lodge area, where huge holes, craters, have been left behind on land which is slated for development,” “Now, those holes are [a] great challenge to our water table in that area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 5, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness explained : “We, however, have concluded that for greater protection, ecologically sensitive natural assets should not just be protected by law enforced on private owners, but where the sensitive natural asset is significant, the Government should seek to reclaim those, should seek to own them, which would mean that we will have to engage with owners and buy those properties,” External link

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

Andrew Holness told : “Clearly, the fine is outdated and the risk analysis [and] cost benefit would show that they would have made significant profit from the sand and paid a paltry fine,” External link

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

Andrew Holness insisted : “I am not saying that this is one of them. Just to be clear, the destination and identification of an ecologically sensitive natural asset would be purely scientific and done by experts and not necessarily driven by political or other kinds of forces,” External link

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

Andrew Holness remarked : “We are trying to develop another industry similar to BPO, but it is a distinct industry in terms of logistics. This is a big step in that direction, in creating a new industry that will create for us a new stream of foreign exchange revenues that will make our economy stronger and more robust to withstand shocks, and that’s why this is such a big deal,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “No one can say that the person receiving the house is not deserving of the benefit. The process by which the selection is done is one that is very robust in terms of the social investigation that is done,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “We are looking at the southern end, and it appears to be that we are heading in the southwestern end. I am not saying anymore, I am not saying where, but it seems that all the features coincide in this end of the island,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Almost all of our towns have outgrown them (original infrastructure and planning). So, in our 60th year of Independence, we have to spend time to figure out how we are going to plan out, set up, grow, expand and make them livable, workable and enjoyable,” “This (Black River Day) is a very good start, in that it gets people to take pride in their town; and when I see everybody gathered here like this, it shows a renewal of interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "As we celebrate Emancipation in our 60th year of Independence, we must reflect on what we used our freedom to achieve. Any objective assessment of the 128 years from Emancipation to Independence will conclude that the Jamaicans throughout that period made great strides even though they started with no assets or endowment, particularly in the land. They had no savings or wealth to pass down to generations," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I don’t know, Gwendolyn, what would have possessed that young man that day. I don’t know, but what I do know is that the society in which we live needs serious attention to this issue of the use of violence to resolve conflict,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “There can be no criticisms, no complaints of any inefficiency of any form, misallocation or any form of maladministration or misadventure with funds that are used. It is a very well-run programme, and I am happy to be associated with it. The greatest pride and happiness that I take is to share in the joy of persons receiving [the units],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “We are looking at the southern end and it appears to be that we are heading in the southwestern end. I am not saying anymore, I am not saying where, but it seems that all the features coincide in this end of the island,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Almost all of our towns have outgrown them (original infrastructure and planning). So, in our 60th year of independence, we have to spend time to figure out how we are going to plan out, set up, grow, expand and make them livable, workable and enjoyable,” “This (Black River Day) is a very good start in that it gets people to take pride in their town and when I see everybody gathered here like this, it shows a renewal of interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness agrees : “Building resilience is not optional; it is imperative for our survival,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Sometimes we have to sit and think seriously on the things we need to do to be able to enjoy today and further," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "There are some people who believe that exploiting our natural assets is a form of wealth creation but if it is done improperly it is also a part of destroying our economic assets and wealth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Clearly, the fine is outdated and the risk analysis of cost benefit would show that they would have made significant profit from the sand and paid a paltry fine," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Opposition is free to talk and make suggestions, and if the suggestions make sense, we will look at them. We have been studying it, and for every reduction in taxation, there is a cost that is going to be borne by somebody else in society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is the intention of Government obviously to lead the way in converting many of our fleets to electric and certainly, if you were to do that to JUTC, that there would be immediate significant savings and I am not going to go too much into that ... I see everybody smiling because you know that some of the things that we are losing, we won’t be losing it any more,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “So it’s not our intention to have downtown Kingston being just a shell of a building where visitors come. Downtown Kingston must be returned to what it was, the centre of lifestyle, the centre of fashion and the centre of music. That means you have to bring the people downtown,” “So I want to give my assurance to [those] considering to invest in downtown that now is the time to do it” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “I gather there was a fire at Riverton City which was brought under control very quickly, but in our 60th year (of Independence) we will be able to say that it is our intention to decommission the Riverton City dump, and you are going to be hearing more about that,” “You are also going to hear about the divestment of the collection of garbage, which will mean you will now be bringing in private sector know-how and private sector management to collect garbage. The NSWMA will, therefore, focus on its real role, which is that of regulator,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We cannot be celebrating our 60th anniversary and the country is not clean, so resources have been made available to MPs at the parish level and to the NSWMA. It is absolutely important that the clean-up projects be visible and be meaningful,” “I want every constituency to find those areas, those illegal dumps, those places where people make it a custom to throw their garbage, those open lots that are overgrown and filled with solid waste, and get the trucks in, get your tractors and backhoes in, get your workers out and clean up the place for Independence” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We have bought and brought in new trucks, but it was just not enough, and last year we should have brought in another set, 100 trucks, but the resources that were dedicated to that had to be diverted into the pandemic management. To take the funds and put it into the management of COVID-19 meant that the 100 trucks we had on order, we just couldn’t do it (complete the purchase),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “This year we have 50 trucks coming, they are on order, and hopefully you will start to see some coming in before the year is out, and that will help in the collection of waste,” “We are now in the final stages of developing a new framework for waste management in Jamaica which will see the introduction of waste-to-energy, meaning we are now going to be able, once this is implemented, to convert the waste that we see into electricity, and in the coming weeks we will be speaking about how we are going to treat with that” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I am asking our schools, especially those who feel that because of the impact of the pandemic and inflation, that they may see a fall-off in their budget and may be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to try to recover this by putting in place exclusionary measures, such as children going back to school in September being told you cannot come to school because your parents didn’t pay the school fee’. That should not, and will not, be allowed to happen. I am saying to us as a country, now is not the time for that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The policy is that no child should be turned away from school because of any obligatory fees; and we say to parents who can afford to pay that they should be willing and they should be very eager to make their contribution to the school. There may be some parents, who I consider those parents to be mean-spirited, that because the Government says no child should be turned away, they say, ‘Cho, mi nuh have to pay, gwaan a school.’ I’m saying to those parents, don’t be mean-spirited; still make your contribution to the school,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We will be assisting parents as much as possible with book vouchers and other forms of assistance. Regarding the tablet programme, I think we have to now ensure that the members of parliament that have not yet worked out their tablets in terms of having them procured and delivered, that that is done in time for September,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We have bought and brought in new trucks, but it was just not enough, and last year we should have brought in another set, 100 trucks, but the resources that were dedicated to that had to be diverted into the pandemic management. To take the funds and put it into the management of COVID-19 meant that the 100 trucks we had on order, we just couldn't do it (complete the purchase),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We cannot be celebrating our 60th anniversary and the country is not clean, so resources have been made available to MPs at the parish level and to the NSWMA. It is absolutely important that the clean-up projects be visible and be meaningful,” “I want every constituency to find those areas, those illegal dumps, those places where people make it a custom to throw their garbage, those open lots that are overgrown and filled with solid waste, and get the trucks in, get your tractors and backhoes in, get your workers out and clean up the place for Independence” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Riverton City ) : “I gather there was a fire at Riverton City which was brought under control very quickly, but in our 60th year (of Independence) we will be able to say that it is our intention to decommission the Riverton City dump, and you are going to be hearing more about that,” “You are also going to hear about the divestment of the collection of garbage, which will mean we will now be bringing in private sector know-how and private sector management to collect garbage. The NSWMA will therefore focus on its real role, which is that of regulator” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have done drainage [works] in Montego Bay before and the place is still flooding. To truly control flooding, you have to do a study of the entire area, and you have to understand your current road network, the levels, and how they integrate with each other to carry water off the road and away from critical boundaries and urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have created a parallel structure with China Harbour and HEART/NSTA to ensure that the labour used on this project is 90 per cent local for unskilled or general works. And this is a training component because they will not only be supervised and that’s it. They will be certified so that after this project, they can move on to larger and more technical projects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I understand there are many demands on you as young people but I want you to remember that you are not only living for today, you are also living for tomorrow. So you have to put aside some of what you've earned today in order to be able to enjoy tomorrow,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The mortgage bank prides itself on empowering ordinary men and women in becoming skilled developers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 8, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

neimagazine Friday, July 8, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting-edge care at a fraction of the cost," External link

world-nuclear-news Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean – patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 4, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Nuclear medicine and its support for early diagnosis and treatment can mean a difference between life and death. This facility will benefits citizens of Jamaica and wider Caribbean - patients can now get cutting edge care at a fraction of the cost,” External link

iaea Monday, July 4, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I am not going to allow it to get any worse than it is now, and we have decided to do is to fast-track our anti-violence programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “This is why we should undertake a major push to educate and train a greater number of Jamaicans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 1, 2022 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : "We took a sovereign decision to put forward our candidature that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to leadership of the Secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness wrote ( about Johnson Smith ) : “Admittedly, several members of the Cabinet of Jamaica have mixed feelings and are relieved that Senator Johnson-Smith remains Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,” “Jamaica continues to believe in the Commonwealth, its diversity and its potential to deliver for its people,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Johnson Smith ) : “Jamaica remains deeply proud of Minister Johnson Smith and we are happy to have put forward such a strong credible and competent candidate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 10:44:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Many in our societies are not digital natives, nor are they digitally literate. For the developing world, too many of our people are only consumers of ICT technology and not creators and are also not leveraging technology to create greater economic value,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “The entire country is today feeling immense pain following these bloodcurdling murders, which show extreme contempt for the sanctity of life, and is especially devastated that young, innocent children were viciously cut down,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “The technology exists to build a house like this in a week,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “I am here to celebrate with the community the return of full production, the return of the industry in full force so that the people around can benefit,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We always welcome the court's clarification because it makes it easier for us to define policy. So, we welcome the guidance of the court," "But we also recognise the threats that exist to the democracy that we have now are quite different from when the Constitution was concerned. It is a different time. The Constitution was conceived when the threat actors were easily identified. They were sometimes extra territorial. They were states themselves," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 17, 2022 8:13:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We can't respond because every move we make there is some legal argument or some political argument being made about the preservation of rights. The rights of who? It is never a debate about the rights of the victims," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Justice must be blind, but it cannot be deaf. It has to hear the cries of the victims," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "We cannot allow an emergency or a disaster to change the liberal nature of our democracy. There is no greater democrat than myself but disorder will lead to anarchy. And where we are now with the average person in Jamaica, is that if they can't get law, they will settle for order. So, those who believe that their very eloquent pronouncements about rights are finding favour with the masses of the people, what they are doing is increasingly alienating the people from the system of justice and law enforcement" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Just last week at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, I met with most of the world leaders of this hemisphere, and heard from the Inter-American Development Bank how nearshoring and friendly shoring will attract more than US$78 billion of new investments and exports, which will create more than four million direct jobs. Needless to say, Jamaica is actively positioning itself to take advantage of this new wave of investment projected for the region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Undoubtedly, UNCTAD’s initiative to declare free zones as the most powerful tool that countries have for post-COVID-19 economic recovery has a powerful ally in Jamaica. We have a robust and well-established regulatory and fiscal regime for SEZs, and we have a track record of large public-private partnerships,” “We were having an interesting conversation yesterday (Monday) with Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni (chairman of the World Free Zones Organisation), and he said when you are setting goals, they must be aspirational and ambitious, but they must also be realistic, and he gave the example of a man in the middle of the sea who was 1,000 kilometres away from land but you know, if the man did not swim, he would have died, and it is better to die trying. So, Jamaica is going to swim that 1,000 kilometres to the nearest shore,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is a natural thrust toward free zones, and free zones are critical to the future growth of the world economy. This is the time for free zones to work together to leverage these conditions, and Jamaica is actively positioning itself to take advantage of this new wave of investment projected for the region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, the conflict in Europe, and geopolitical tensions elsewhere are challenging the world order. As we know, companies and governments are recognising the risks and challenges associated with not-distant supply chains and are exploring nearshoring and reshoring,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Free Zone ) : “Free zones have seen tremendous growth over the last 50 years and have become an integral part of global supply and value chains. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, free zones are responsible for approximately 20 per cent of global trade in goods, and according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, approximately 90 per cent of SEZs are located in developing countries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "When another country says 'I don't want your artistes in my country', it's an embarrassment," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness remarked : “The region needs a thoughtful and coordinated approach in facilitating massive investments in human capital development, while at the same time pursuing near-shore policies to bring jobs to workers in their home countries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are improving the systems contractors are moving faster. They are doing two- and three-bedroom houses in four to six weeks. That’s good that’s saving time, and it can be still faster. People are getting the houses faster, [as] the turnaround is much greater,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 10, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Going forward, a stronger approach [is needed] in terms of having a plan to ensure the resilience of the industry from a human resource management point of view, from a public health point of view and, indeed, to treat with any other form of crisis that may emerge” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 10, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness responded : “You don’t get your title yet? All now? All right, say no more, but some of you may have” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The record of transaction is not just a mere leisure that you keep and the accounting standards and systems that you follow, but it is also a leisure of trust, because each transaction is based on trust, and the first element of trust in a transaction is that you know who you are transacting with,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In Jamaica, we go to the shop and we say, ‘Trust me!’ You take it for granted when we say it. In other words, we use ‘trust’ as the substitute word for ‘credit’ and that credit takes place because the shopkeeper, in essence, is a community person and he knows who is saying ‘trust me’; and because there is this local knowledge, credit is offered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness pointed out : “One of the conclusions was that the NHT was misdirected in its policy emphasis and, essentially, by virtue of the persons who are benefiting through the trust, it [would appear] that persons of greater means, of higher incomes, are getting greater access to housing than the poor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When the pandemic hit, we transferred money to people [and] over $300 million was uncollected, just because people were not able to verify their identification. They had wrong TRN (taxpayer registration number), wrong bank account number $300 million. So even today there are people still trying to resolve their identity in order to collect the funds,” “Even with the SET (Supporting Employees with the Transfer of Cash, SET Cash) programme, which was for employed persons, who would had some establishment of identity, several thousands of them weren’t able to collect because of wrong TRN number, wrong this number, wrong that number. So what we’re trying to do is to sort all of that out by establishing the NIDS” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We intend to fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 3, 2022 5:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We intend to fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 3, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We don’t have that skill readily in Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 3, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Turo Ziadie was committed to the democratic process and the development of Jamaica at large. Turo Ziadie was a long-standing member of the Jamaica Labour Party, who offered his services generously without hesitation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 3, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The contracts have been tendered and, hopefully, that process can be completed quickly so that we can start the development for Rasta City,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 30, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Kingston Western ) : “Above everything else, what he wanted was a community of peace. He wanted the people of West Kingston to be able to live in peace; the struggle continues to bring peace to West Kingston. I am confident [and] optimistic that one day [this will happen],” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 30, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The provision of medical treatment is particularly important as studies have shown that homeless populations in general are six times more likely than housed populations to become ill or infected with diseases. It is anticipated that this facility will set an example of service excellence with regard to the improved care offerings to the poor and vulnerable,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If I were of the view that the minister was not deserving of it and it came to my attention before it was approved, I would’ve stopped it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “Government’s revenues can only come mainly from your taxes. So, if you destroy things that [the] Government provides, you are destroying your taxes. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t pay tax, but maybe your parents did, certainly your teacher would,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 27, 2022 11:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Belize's support for Minister Johnson Smith's candidature is deeply appreciated and confirms that she has been a strong, consistent and effective voice within CARICOM and in international fora, characteristics she will bring to the post of Commonwealth Secretary General” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 27, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We need to get over that and ensure that we protect the English language in our country as discrete from our Jamaican language, which we must speak as we will and as we want. But, get over this nonsense that one is going to block you from access in the society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We recognise that HEART has to be a seamless entity that takes a person, even if they are illiterate, and bring them up to the level of literacy where they can gain knowledge and then from knowledge to skills. In parallel with knowledge and skills, we build attitude,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness affirmed : “This house can be built in a day, believe it or not. We have seen other societies deploy their technical expertise to build hospitals in the pandemic in days; this little (structure), not even 200 square foot, this can be done in a day,” “There are technologies and procedures and systems that exist that can do this in a day, but we have a psychology, a thing in our culture, that if it don’t take long enough its done properly,” External link

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

Andrew Holness said : “This one took four weeks, still too long to build that little something; it can be done far more speedily and efficiently,” External link

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

Andrew Holness noted ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “We have to find a good location in Kingston where we can truly put a Nelson Mandela Park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We need to develop our contractor corps in the country. We just don’t have enough good and technically capable and competent contractors for the number of projects that are going on. It’s just the case,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Work is going on, but it has to be properly managed, so we want to have a contractor corps who embrace technology, embrace best practices, they are performance-oriented, and they have a modern outlook,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We know that our continued economic recovery is dependent on our people, and we are committed to preserving the hard-won rights and liberties of the Jamaican worker to include proper wages and working conditions,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted : "So we are not into this business of using the NHT in such a way that it would place its balance sheet at risk," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "There are issues here, which as you know, are unresolved, but your presence gives us an opportunity for those issues to be placed in context, to be out front and centre and to be addressed as best we can. " External link

express Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The Government considered very carefully all the implications around the increases in prices of fuel, and we considered the impact on households, transportation, and electricity. The Government also has to consider the fiscal stability of the country, all the demands that are being made on our Budget, and certainly we have had two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which basically redirected significant resources,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “The Opposition is free to talk and make suggestions, and if the suggestions make sense, we will look at them. We have been studying it, and for every reduction in taxation, there is a cost that is going to be borne by somebody else in society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have put forward a plan which is starting to come into effect with assisting the most vulnerable and needy with electricity. I think not much is said about it, but it is starting to be effective now, and I happen to know that people are very grateful for the support and they do understand the constraints of Government and appreciate what the Government has done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We cannot go back to the days of just being profligate and acting without considering all the factors in a decision,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is going to be a requirement shortly for all our citizens to return to wearing their masks. As you know, we are in the fifth wave [of the pandemic], and it will be a continuing feature of life going forward that we will, for some time, be experiencing recurrent bouts of increased infections from this disease, which is called the endemic phase,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "It is going to be a requirement shortly for all of our citizens to wear their masks. After two years, everyone should know how to behave in order to protect themselves from the virus," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 20, 2022 11:33:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We have been speaking with the World Bank and the IFC (International Finance Corporation) about developing a project for the urban renewal of downtown Kingston and we are very serious about that. We believe that it can be a major catalyst for economic growth in this area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For the impact to be continuous, we will have to do approximately 20 kilometres from the west going past the cement factory and going as close as possible to the round-about at the Palisadoes in order to create a fully protected coastline for downtown Kingston,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Now, we’re going to have to figure out what we have lost for these two days of disruption. So, I want to quickly do a study for the Cabinet so that we can be prepared, we can understand what would be the impact of an industrial shock to the economy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “This is not a shock that we need,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Let me make it clear to whichever intelligence is operating behind criminality that the Government of Jamaica will not pull down the zone of special operations in Denham Town to give space to criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We must not make shocks for ourselves and we must not bring crises on ourselves. We are committed to the principles of industrial negotiations and we believe they must work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The posture of this Government is to take on challenges in a respectful way. The power of the Government lies in the people, and when the people act reasonably, everyone benefits,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Bay Today ) : “I could not come to Montego Bay and not acknowledge the gridlock that exists here, especially when it rains; traffic just cannot move. This is a consequence of the growth of Montego Bay . We may have to look at expanding the city and expanding how we provide mass transport,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added ( about Bay Today ) : “We are doing a comprehensive programme, including drainage, which we are seeing now is critical, because it appears that you now have a two-year cycle of heavy rainfall which falls suddenly. It can only be resolved by putting in place drains that are properly designed to take water off the main roads that are in the Montego Bay area,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The infrastructure of emergency response needs critical investment because our citizens, by virtue of their own actions, are creating shocks to our system, and that is just the reality. It is careless acts that impose on all Jamaicans a cost in taxpayers’ money, but we will have to make these kinds of investments to be able to send an ambulance to pick you up and carry you to the hospital for the doctors to be able to treat you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Let us just work as one country with one vision instead of ripping our society apart unnecessarily,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 13, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is your work that keeps the planes coming in, it is your work that keeps the water flowing, it is your work that keeps the students in schools, that grows the economy, that gives the revenues which we are now discussing how those revenues should be shared. Make the connection. And I'm talking now to all Jamaicans, let us just work as one country with one vision instead of ripping our society apart unnecessarily,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:32:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "Get back to manning our water stations and returning water, this essential commodity, to our citizens, our business, to our schools, hospitals and all our endeavours," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness told : “We are getting better at bringing to market houses that are affordable for persons with low income, and we need more contractors who are willing to put in place the management processes to deliver these homes in a shorter period of time, which, inevitably, means at a lower cost,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is the fastest-growing employment creation endeavour in Jamaica, and regardless of the complaints, it is putting income in the pockets of over 52,000 Jamaicans. It is creating a basis and a ladder for progress, promotion, and prosperity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 9, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If we are going to rapidly build our economy, we need to create the infrastructure, the regulatory environment, and the safety and security that our own people can get employed, earn their living, fulfil themselves, and others can come,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 9, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When the business process is natively digital, meaning that it starts digital, there is usually the assignment of a unique ID. We are doing that unique identity now with the NIDS, so every record that is generated which creates what we call a civil event - a birth, death, wedding, change of names - those events can be uniquely identified to the individual that created them by virtue of the NIDS,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “We want to bring the diaspora here for business. We want our Jamaicans to see Jamaica as a destination for business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness asserted : “Let me make it clear to whichever intelligence is operating behind criminality that the Government of Jamaica will not pull down the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town to give space to criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is right that as we celebrate 60-years we take stock of ourselves as to how we have administered our affairs and to assess our stewardship,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “A part of that recommitment must be how can we build our homeland. Your remittances have been good. Your philanthropy has been good but your investment could be better,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Whether we are on the island or spread out all over the world we are going to commit to make Jamaica the greatest country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Johnson Smith ) : “The Government of Jamaica has every confidence in Minister Johnson Smith's abilities to build bridges and consensus, bringing governments and peoples to a common understanding. Her qualifications for the post of secretary-general, including her high moral character, diplomatic and political acumen, proven competence, and commitment to the work of the Commonwealth make her an excellent candidate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 29, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness sagte : „Als kleiner Inselentwicklungsstaat ist das 1,5-Grad-Ziel des Pariser Abkommens kein abstraktes Ziel, sondern eine Frage des Überlebens" „Deshalb ist die Entwicklung und der Start der Finanzstrategie der NDC-Partnerschaft so wichtig und zeitgemäß" External link

prnewswire Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness disse : "Como uma pequena ilha em desenvolvimento declarou, o objetivo de 1,5 grau do Acordo de Paris não é um alvo abstrato, mas uma questão de sobrevivência" "É por isso que o desenvolvimento e o lançamento da estratégia financeira da NDC Partnership são tão importantes e oportunos" External link

prnewswire Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness afirmó : "Como pequeño Estado insular en desarrollo, el objetivo de 1,5 grados del Acuerdo de París no es un objetivo abstracto sino una cuestión de supervivencia" "Es por eso que el desarrollo y el lanzamiento de la estrategia financiera de la Alianza NDC con tan importantes y oportunos" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness indicó : "Como pequeño estado insular en desarrollo, el objetivo de 1,5 grados del Acuerdo de París no es un objetivo abstracto sino una cuestión de supervivencia" "Por esto el desarrollo y lanzamiento de la estrategia financiera de NDC Partnership es tan importante y oportuno" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Strategy ) : "As a small island developing state, the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement is not an abstract target but a matter of survival," "That is why the development and launch of the NDC Partnership's Finance Strategy is so important and timely" External link

prnewswire Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Strategy ) : "As a small island developing state, the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement is not an abstract target but a matter of survival," "That is why the development and launch of the NDC Partnership's Finance Strategy is so important and timely" External link

finanznachrichten-en Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:19:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “If ever anyone questions your ability to lead because you are a youth, look no further than 1st Timothy 4 verse 12, which says let no one despise you for your youth. But set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith and purity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We want new ways of thinking, a broader more global world view and outlook. I want you to have a different perspective on yourself as who you are as a Jamaican in the global community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “We never escape our history, and our history has not always been kind to the generations. But as the generations progress and we emerge as new leaders, we must ensure that we don’t make the mistakes of the past, that we don’t dispossess our people of their natural assets, and that as we pursue economic development, which we oftentimes conceptualise in buildings and roads, that we do not deprive the people of the use of their natural assets,” External link

jamaica-star Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “For Jamaica, music is such an important part of our culture, more than that, it’s now a part of our identity, and so we need to embrace it, take greater ownership of it and help to increase the intrinsic value of it, but at the same time, try to monetise it so that it can genuinely, truly reflect as part of our national output,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For Jamaica, music is such an important part of our culture, more than that, it’s now a part of our identity, and so we need to embrace it, take greater ownership of it and help to increase the intrinsic value of it, but at the same time, try to monetise it so that it can genuinely, truly reflect as part of our national output,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness warned : “The criminals are not your friends. They are only going to pillage your communities and rape your daughters, and then you can’t say nothing about it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted : “The way in which the public interacts with the police in Jamaica has to change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “It is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there, literally, recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is one piece of legislation that we have had to think carefully on as to how we bring this in, and it is the new enhanced security measures legislation. That needs to integrate much more in terms of how we treat with our youths in crime because, the truth be told, the perpetrators of crime in Jamaica, by and large, are young men 16-24. And the victims of crime in Jamaica, by and large, are young men 16-24. So, there is an emergency in a particular demographic of our society for which we need to supply new legislative measures to address,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In as much as the crime is driven by economic consideration, the truth is, it is more driven by social considerations — how they have been socialised and how they have been cultured — that is the real issue,” “We are not going to change the trajectory of the society without taking this kind of action to radically shake up the system to bring those young men, in particular, who went to school and achieved nothing [and] will never achieve anything in their lives other than to brag about notches on their pistols and the number of children they have but didn't father,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “But it is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there literally recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “But it is clear to me that a part of the solution to our problem is that we must be out there literally recruiting the young men before the gangs recruit them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We want to get the person who is hiding the guns, keeping them in the areas where they believe the police are not going to go. We want to get the policemen who are tipping people off,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “A lot of them believe that we don't know. We know because we have improved our intelligence gathering and we are going to get them. But we don't want to get them and don't have evidence because, as you would be seeing, we are taking everyone to the courts, to the justice system. We are bringing evidence and these cases have to be airtight, they have to be strong, so, it takes time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We are not going to correct this problem in one year or two years; it is going to take time and a concerted effort. And it is not as if we have all hands on deck or a national consensus; it would be much easier if we have a national consensus but the political divide creates a space in which criminals can flourish and plan their activities. We want to have a consensus and go hard on criminals and use all the tools, including the SOEs (states of public emergency), available so that we can truly bring down the crime problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Our objective is to be able to do somewhere in the region of about 1,000 social housing units per year. I think we can do that. I think that is well within our reach,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We believe that if it didn’t take long, it wasn’t done correctly, not realising that the world has moved on to doing business at the speed of thought. You think about it and you get it done,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There are those who would just simply not be able to afford a home, period. They might be working but their income is taken up with sending their children to school and, just because of buying food, the cost of living has gone up because food prices and energy prices have gone up. So, people don’t have that residual income that could be put aside for mortgage or a downpayment,” “We understand that but it doesn’t mean that we should leave people in a deplorable state of habitation,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, April 11, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Too many illegal guns are coming through our legal ports,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “That’s not who we really want. We want to get the customs officer that is facilitating the guns coming through the port,” “We want to get the man that works in the bank that is allowing the currency to be transferred either into the country or out of the country. We want to get the policemen who are tipping people off,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “You know, in today’s world, we can do this much faster, so I would urge you to see how we can speed it up, move it along,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “We couldn't afford it. That is just not possible with the budget and all the other things. The value of the property is high. So there is the option of getting a piece of the property or a small area to relocate,” “The real issue now is whether or not the persons who are present on the land would be willing to relocate” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness added : “So there has to be a proper, regulated, well-thought-out process of settlement, and that is what this Government is doing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The solution to the issue of land settlement is not going to be the violation of property rights. Property rights protect all of us because even if you were to acquire your property through adverse means, you are also going to want the protection of the court from others who would want to acquire your land by adverse means,” “I have to be very clear, this Government will never allow property rights to be compromised,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “I have asked the Sugar Company of Jamaica, the National Land Agency and other agencies that have land in the area to give me a full profile of the lands that are there and we are going to develop them for housing,” “Don’t bother moving on to any lands, let me tell you from now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report published just this week confirms now is the time to deliver on that promise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “For instance, with grant support from development partners, Jamaica became the first small island developing state in the world to independently sponsor a catastrophe bond, which will provide financial protection against losses from hurricanes. Also, with GCF (Green Climate Fund) support, we have launched a green bond project with our stock exchange towards mobilising domestic and regional capital to finance resilient infrastructure projects,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 1:51:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness argued : "The opposition to the use of emergency powers is a denial of the reality that we have an emergency in the country. It cannot be that we consider normal over 1,000 murders yearly. It cannot be considered normal that Jamaica is in the top five countries for homicide rate. We cannot consider it normal that young men can take a car, drive furtively along a road, roll down their windows and spray a street corner of innocent civilians," "They may be caught and then they may get bail and then they are back at it again," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 8, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : "I do hope that a wise position will prevail on the use of the emergency powers. It is an important tool to give communities at war a sense of peace," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 8, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “When we used the emergency powers in the parish of Westmoreland, it worked. We cannot deny the history of the use of emergency powers. If any government should fear the use of emergency powers, it should be this government. And when we decided to use it as a strategy, we didn't just immediately implement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 8, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness declared : “On the strength of that feedback, and more importantly, my personal knowledge of the minister's unwavering commitment to public service in the interest of global development, we took a sovereign decision to put forward a candidate that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to the leadership of the secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “In examining the landscape, Jamaica took a sovereign decision,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “There is absolutely no correlation between Minister Johnson Smith’s candidacy and the state visit of President Kagame,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Jamaica took the view at that time that whatever the issues that gave impetus to members seeking alternative candidates, the first order of response would be to resolve, with dialogue, to avoid disruption,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness noted : “It is quite possible that others could emerge,” “We can conclude that the first term of the incumbent has left room for challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness stated : “On the strength of that feedback, and more importantly, my personal knowledge of the minister's unwavering commitment to public service in the interest of global development, we took a sovereign decision to put forward a candidate that has demonstrated the skill, energy and competence to bring unity, accountability and focus to the leadership of the secretariat and the wider Commonwealth family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness insisted ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “It is never Jamaica's intention to seek to divide our Caricom family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness said : “Jamaica will conduct a dignified campaign,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:34:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness disse ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Há relatos de uma actividade relacionada com Usain Bolt. Todos esses assuntos estão a ser investigados a fundo e a Polícia fará um relatório num futuro próximo” External link

jornaldeangola Friday, August 28, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness disse ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Há relatos de uma atividade relacionada a Usain Bolt" External link

em Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness anunció : “La ONU y sus Estados miembros lanzaron hoy una** alianza con actores clave**, incluidos el sector privado y la sociedad civil. Nuestro propósito es facilitar un proceso que dé lugar a soluciones concretas a la emergencia en curso” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 29, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness indiqué : "La Jamaïque estime qu'un système multilatéral basé sur les règles est nécessaire à notre développement économique" External link

french-news Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness indiqué : "La Jamaïque estime qu'un système multilatéral basé sur les règles est nécessaire à notre développement économique" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness déclaré : “Des gens vont peut être résister et nous demandons à nos citoyens d’obtempérer. C’est dans leur propre intérêt car cela économisera des ressources qui seront précieuses durant la période d’urgence, quand ce sera plus difficile de réagir” External link

euronews-fr Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:03:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
prime minister43.75%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
minister43.42%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
finance minister0.11%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
leader6.74%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
prime minister of jamaica0.26%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
minister of jamaica0.11%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
ministre1.81%FR09/02/201702/09/2017
primer ministro de jamaica0.11%ES01/25/201725/01/2017
ministro de jamaica0.11%ES01/25/201725/01/2017
minister of education youth and information0.02%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
head of the government0.02%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
labour party leader0.04%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
security minister0.02%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
minister of local government0.02%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
foreign minister0.02%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
primer ministro0.11%ES10/02/201602/10/2016
ministro0.06%ES10/02/201602/10/2016
commissioner0.02%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
minister of education0.02%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
elected minister of education0.02%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
local government minister0.02%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
house leader0.04%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
minister of defence0.02%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
prime. minister0.02%EN06/01/201601/06/2016
leader0.15%SA08/29/201429/08/2014
opposition leader2.26%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
jamaica labor party leader0.06%EN11/13/201313/11/2013
current leader0.22%EN11/12/201312/11/2013
former prime minister0.28%EN11/11/201311/11/2013
former education minister0.06%EN11/02/201302/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Andrew HolnessEN81.31%
Andrew HolnessFR7.31%
Andrew HolnessDE5.29%
Andrew HolnessEU5.29%
Andrew HolnessES0.40%
Andrew HolnessPT0.17%
Andrew HolnessSA0.11%
ANDREW HolnessEN0.11%
Andrew HolnessPL0.00%


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Desmond McKenzie said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “Since 2016, the Government, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has spent quite a lot on markets across the country,” “We built a brand-new market in Port Maria at a cost of over $60 million. We built a brand-new market in Falmouth in Trelawny. This market in Hopewell was not renovated, but instead, we built an entirely new market for the vendors and the residents,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 24, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “This Government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness recognises that vending in our markets plays a critical role in the development of the country and quite a large number of Jamaicans, especially in rural Jamaica, depend on the market for their survival,” “So, the opening of this market is a clear indication of the commitment of the Government,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The Government of which I’m a part, led by the Most Honourable Andrew. Holness has always taken the position that milestone commemorations. should be more than celebratory activities but that celebrations, such as. Jamaica 60, must include projects that will benefit our country for. generations to come. In this regard, we must seek opportunities to. improve our infrastructure and build new infrastructure all with the aim. of making a better life for all the people of Jamaica” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie explained ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are putting in water in communities through Rural Water. Rural Electrification is now coming in to provide wiring for various communities. So, the Andrew Holness-led Administration is doing a slew of things here in Westmoreland. I can only say to the people in Westmoreland that we can't do it overnight. It's going to take us some time, but at least we have started,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 11, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Desmond McKenzie explained ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are putting in water in communities through Rural Water. Rural Electrification is now coming in to provide wiring for various communities. So, the Andrew Holness-led Administration is doing a slew of things here in Westmoreland. I can only say to the people in Westmoreland that we can't do it overnight. It's going to take us some time, but at least we have started,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT