Jamaica Has a New Prime Minister

holness prime minister jamaicaAbove: former PM Portia Simpson Miller and new Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Jamaica has officially sworn in Andrew Holness as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Holness’ Jamaica Labour Party won the country’s national elections last week.

“To achieve the vision of shared prosperity through inclusive growth and meaningful job creation, now more than ever, Government must lead, activate, empower and build real partnerships,” Holness said following his swearing-in by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. “The  sum of our potential exceeds our problems; our collective capabilities are greater than our challenges. But it is only through partnership that these capabilities and this potential can be seized, harnessed and realized for the good of Jamaica.”

Holness had previously served as Prime Minister for a short time in 2011, succeeding former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in the role.

He now succeeds People’s National Party’s Portia Simpson Miller.

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