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JAMAICA | Opposition loses battle to curb PM powers in new disaster law

KINGSTON, March 27, 2021 - Despite herculean attempts by opposition senators on Friday to delay debate on the Disaster Risk Management (Amendment) Act (DRMA), and to impose parliamentary checks on the prime minister's move to create criminal offences by ministerial order without Parliamentary oversight, the opposition failed when the matter came up for a vote in the Senate.

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JAMAICA | Security Forces on High Alert to Enforce Stringent COVID-19 Measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 27, 2021 - The island's security forces have finalised preparations for the enforecment of the islandwide weekend  lock down over the next three weeks, the first of which is to take place this weekend commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, March 27 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 29.

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | Mark Golding on International Affairs & Foreign Policy

HOPEWELL,  Hanover, March 20, 2021 - When Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to answer Opposition Leader Mark Golding who observed that Jamaica’s standing on the international stage has crumbled under the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Holness in response told the Opposition Leader that he was ”no lightweight on the world stage.”

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on PNP's position on Crime and Violence

HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - It is said that ‘hell has no fury like a woman scorned,’ but the fury which emanated from prime minister Andrew Holness as he made his contribution to the budget debate in parliament on Tuesday, in relation to the PNP’s position on the use of the state of emergency as a primary tool in Jamaica’s crime-fighting arsenal, easily eclipsed, and even surpassed that of  the proverbial scorned woman.

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JAMAICA | Holness bitter with Opposition over position on SOE

KINGSTON, March 18, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness launched a tirade against the Opposition on Thursday over what he said was its resistance to working with the government in extending the States of Public Emergency (SOE), as he made his contribution to the 2021-22 Budget Debate in Parliament.

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JAMAICA | Holness threatens shutdown if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

KINGSTON, March 8, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness is threatening a shutdown of the country if the number of persons who continue to be affected by COVID-19 continue to rise much further than the 878 persons who were today confirmed positive over the past 24 hours.

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JAMAICA | As COVID-19 cases spike, Holness announces new measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 1, 2021 -   As Jamaica's COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective today until the next three weeks.

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