andrew holness

Jamaicans Head to the Polls

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaicans head to voting stations today in the country’s 16th general election, with the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and opposition People’s National Party facing off to determine the country’s next government. It has been an […]

Op-Ed: Civil Rights in Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor The United States, through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislated against racism in the workplace and the schoolhouse. The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution prevents the violation of equal protection under the […]

CJ Politics

Interview with Jamaican Parliamentary Candidate Joan Gordon-Webley

By Alexander Britell Joan Gordon-Webley was born in Pell River, Hanover, Jamaica. She is the past president of Caribbean Women for Democracy, the Jamaica Women’s Freedom Movement, among other posts, and previously represented East Rural St Andrew in Jamaica’s Parliament […]

Op-Ed: Jamaica at a Crossroads

By Kent Gammon Op-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people will decide their fate on the Dec. 29 in the country’s 16th general election. They face a major crossroads: go with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which will mean austerity measures due […]

Interview with Professor Ian Boxill

By Alexander Britell Jamaica’s elections are quickly heating up, and one of those monitoring the political developments closely is University of the West Indies Professor Ian Boxill, who is the Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies. Dr Boxill is also […]

Interview with Jean Lowrie-Chin

By Alexander Britell Jean Lowrie-Chin is one of Jamaica’s leading media experts, having founded public relations firm PROComm and created the Jamaica Gleaner’s Flair magazine. Lowrie Chin is also a veteran political analyst, having been a columnist for the Jamaica […]

Holness: Jamaica to Focus on Creativity

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Education Ministry will focus on helping Jamaican students leverage their natural creativity in culture and the development of technology, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday. Holness was speaking at the awards ceremony of the […]

Holness Calls for Safe, Peaceful Election

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called for peaceful and incident-free elections, according to a statement. The announcement followed reports of the stoning of buses transporting supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party from its rally […]

Cayman Premier Bush on Jamaica Visit

Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Jamaican PM Andrew Holness By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush is in Jamaica with a six-person team on a study tour. The Premier is looking at Jamaica’s procurement system, along […]


A Tourism Boom for Jamaica?

Above: the Ritz-Carlton Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s tourism industry could see as many as 20,000 new jobs, along with 15,825 new rooms completed by 2013, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness was speaking at the […]

Interview with Jamaican Parliamentary Candidate Damion Crawford

By Alexander Britell Damion Crawford, People’s National Party candidate for the East Rural St Andrew seat in Jamaica’s Parliament, attended Kingston College, and then went to the University of the West Indies, where he received a master’s degree in tourism […]

Holness Names New Jamaican Cabinet

Above: Jamaica’s new cabinet (not pictured: Arthur Williams, Horace Chang) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named his new cabinet, preserving much of his predecessor’s group but making some changes of his own. The full […]


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