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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JAMAICA under cyber threat says PM Holness, urges vigilance

KINGSTON, February 25, 2021- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says It has been assessed that over the past few weeks there have been increasing instances of malicious cyber activity directed at both Government and private entities. 

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JAMAICA | With record COVID-19 cases, Holness tightens curfew hours

KINGSTON, February 9, 2021 – In light of the record increase in the number of persons testing positive for the  SARS Cov2 virus in Jamaica over the past few days, prime minister Andrew Holness has announced that starting Wednesday  February 10, the islandwide curfew will begin at 8:00 pm nightly and end at 5:00 am.

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JAMAICA | PM Holness extends condolences on the death of "Butch" Stewart

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, January 5, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reacted to the news of the passing of legendary Jamaican hotelier and Chairman of the ATL Group, Gordon "Butch" who died last night after a brief illness at the age of 79. Stewart, founder of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, and their parent company Sandals Resorts International, as well as The ATL Group and The Jamaica Observer, was a recipient of the Order of Jamaica and the Commander of the Order of Distinction. He was born on July 6, 1941. In a statement from Jamaica House the prime minister said "It is with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of one of Jamaica’s most brilliant, innovative and transformative business minds, the Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart OJ, CD, Hon. LLD."Butch Stewart is a Jamaican icon and businessman of the highest order. He was a nationalist who truly and deeply loved his country. He is known for his strong business acumen and legendary philanthropy. "Indeed, he was a towering figure in Jamaica. He created the globally recognised Sandals brand, impacted local and regional tourism, contributed significantly to brand Jamaica through his involvement in tourism, his leadership of Air Jamaica, and his contribution to business and the economy."Butch was a man way ahead of his time, he had an eye for details and his ability to market and deliver world class service in any endeavor was tremendously distinctive. He was an extraordinary human being with an unwavering commitment to the social good. He has left his unmistakeable mark across the region and the world and we shall miss him dearly. "I send heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the thousands of employees whose lives he no doubt personally impacted. This loss is not just Jamaica’s, it is the Caribbean’s."

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